2017 Peace and Global Security Workshops

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Drones: Challenging Notions of Unlimited Power

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Despite their small size, armed drones have greatly increased the capacity of a few to control, monitor, and kill people across the globe. Through the worship of “security” and the nearly unwavering belief in the effectiveness of violence we have let the lethal use of drones become the norm in U.S. foreign policy. This workshop will explore the theological and… 

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Speakers:

Saba Ismail, Aware Girls; Dr. Eli S. McCarthy, Conference of Major Superiors of Men; Jesse Winter, Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness

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Move the Money! Understanding Pentagon Spending and the Budget as a Moral Document

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Interactive session on the federal budget and how Pentagon spending and money spent on nuclear weapons impacts our local communities and ultimately makes us less secure. Come hear from budget and defense spending experts on where our federal spending goes, and how we can “Move the Money” to those areas that can create jobs, ensure livelihoods for all, and build… 

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Speakers:

Devan Kerley, Pentagon Budget Campaign; Erica Fein, Women’s Action for New Directions; Moderator: Rev. Michael Neuroth, United Church of Christ’s Justice and Witness Ministries

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Encountering Chaos: The Power of Nonviolence in the Era of Trump

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 3:45 pm

Utilizing small groups and interactive discussion we will identify new strategies for disarming violence in our families, our communities and in our politics based in the insights of Kingian Nonviolence and the rich international experience of effective practices proven in global conflict zones. We will also discuss emerging research about the effectiveness of nonviolent resistance and the exciting ecumenical trends… 

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Speakers:

Gerry Lee, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns; Dr. Eli S. McCarthy, Conference of Major Superiors of Men.

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