Peacemaker Congress XI: Re-imagining Partnerships for Peacemaking

A 25th Anniversary Celebration

October 13-16, 2011
Chicago, Illinois,  USA

Hosted by Reba Place Church
620 Madison St, Evanston, IL 60202


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A special 25th anniversary gathering


• Worship • Plenary Speakers
• Bible Study • Anniversary Concert
• Workshops • Public Witness
• Networking


A time to:

  • Hear stories and reflections from CPT partners in Colombia, Iraq and Palestine on partnering for peacemaking
  • Connect with peacemakers in Chicago and beyond who are applying peacemaking models in their local neighborhoods/communities
  • Celebrate and learn from the first twenty-five years of CPT’s story
  • Engage in conversations around CPT’s identity, vision and mission for the next 25 years



Tony Brown in Concert

Tony is an internationally acclaimed baritone and a promoter of peace and goodwill around the world.  He uses music to promote peace and reconciliation in countries where peoples’ lives are torn by war and civil strife.  His stirring performances in political hot spots such as Bosnia, Northern Ireland, China, Japan, Ukraine, Russia, Uganda, South Korea, Ethiopia and Colombia have connected people across race, language, religion and culture and helped them   focus on how we’re all one in the family of humanity.  Tony will perform a special concert called “Songs and Stories of Peace, Hope and Justice.”


Bible Studies, Workshops, Plenary Addresses by...

Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana

A Baptist pastor from Sri Lanka, Shanta is currently the President of SCUPE (Seminary Consortium on Urban Pastoral Education) in Chicago.  He is the former director of the Program for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland.



Elaine Enns and Ched Myers

Elaine is a mediator, consultant, educator and trainer in the field of restorative justice and conflict transformation. Ched is a biblical scholar, popular educator, author, organizer and social justice activist. They are part of Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries in California, challenging and supporting Christians to engage in peace and justice work and radical discipleship.
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CPT-Palestine: Fathiyeh Gainey

Fathiyeh is a Palestinian, Muslim, peace and justice activist living in London and currently serving on the CPT-Palestine team as a long-term intern.  She worked for 19 years as a mental health professional and advocate in the UK and is a member of Palestinian Solidarity in London.



Elce Redmond

Elce Redmond is a community organizer and trainer. He is the Organizing Director for the South Austin Coalition where he has helped to create the Austin Peaceforce, a multicultural, multiracial, group composed of parents and community volunteers who are trained in nonviolent strategies and tactics and deployed to conflicts or potentially violent areas of the community. He has also traveled as a delegate with CPT to Iraq and Palestine.


CPT-Colombia: Angela Castellanos

Angela works with CAHUCOPANA, a grassroots human rights group that CPT-Colombia accompanies.  Describing their work as “overcoming fear,” this group organizes training workshops and community action committees to push back militarization and paramilitary violence in their region (Northeast Antioquia).


CPT-Iraq: Mohammed Salah

Mohammed is a Kurdish Muslim who serves as a translator, driver and advisor for the CPT-Iraq team.  He teaches English at an elementary school in Suliemaniya and joined the Peace Wall during the Kurdish uprising in February and March 2011.

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