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Speaking Peace Together

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St. Mark's Lutheran Church

5800 Backlick Road

Springfield, VA 22150

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We live in a world that is spinning out of control in so many ways. Watch any news program anywhere in the world and you will be told of an extremist or an enemy or people who are the other to you—across socio-economic, religious, racial, and cultural lines. What if, rather than vilifying or seeking to eliminate the other, we sought to understand them and even learn from them? Would our communities change? Would we be changed? When we participate in shalom, we participate with God in the healing, redemption, and reconciliation of the world. When we begin to see the value of the “other,” and even more, when we begin to make space for the “other” in our own lives, we make shalom possible. Speaking Peace Together is an opportunity to hear the underlying assumptions, worldviews, and perspectives of three unlikely allies on the path to peace.

The seminar is less focused on content but more on role playing and application--conversation and contextualization. On sale will be several books, articles, and handouts--the proceeds of which will go to refugee support for Iraqi Christians who have fled to Jordan. The support is through a church in Amman that helps distribute food, winter clothes, and such:
- Speaking Peace Together (book) by Brian Newman
- Passover Seder Haggadah (booklet )by Brian Newman
- Of Strangers & Enemies (book) by Jeff Egan
- Various articles and handouts

Agenda:
9:00 AM ... Registration
9:15 AM ... Begin ... 90 minutes of teaching by Power Point
10:45 AM ... 10-minute break
10:55 AM ... 60 minutes of Panel Discussion:
Brian, Ashraf, and Jeff speaking with each other
11:55 AM ... 15-minute Q&A
12:10 PM-12:40 PM ... Lunch
12:45 PM-1:45 PM ... 2-hour breakout into small groups
1:45 PM-1:55 PM ... 10-minute break
1:55 PM-2:55 PM ... Small groups
2:55 PM-3:15 PM ... Closing

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5800 Backlick Road

Springfield, VA 22150

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