Legislative and Social Justice Workshops and Training Events 2002
[Note: The information below is preliminary and unofficial; workshops are subject to change or
cancellation; some links will not bet functional until program details are announced].
(Eastern Pennsylvania and vicinty)
- Just Peacemaking
[Canadensis, PA: Feb. 8-10, 2002]
- Pennsylvania PTA Legislative Workshop [Harrisburg: March,
- Interreligious Public Policy Briefing [Washington, D.C.
- MCC Spring Seminar: Welfare Reform [Washington, D.C. April 14-16, 2002]
- Welfare Reform [Allentown: April 25, 2002 7pm]
- Pennsylvania IMPACT Legislative Briefing [Harrisburg: May 7, 2002]
- Prison Minstry Conf. [Valley Forge, PA: Nov. 2, 2002]
- [Akron, PA: Dec. 6-8, 2002]
- 43rd Ann. Peace Pilgrimage [from Nazareth to Bethlehem, PA: Dec. 14, 2002]
February 8-10, 2002 (Friday-Sunday)
Family retreat with separate programs for adults, youth, and children, sponsored by The Peace
and Social Concerns Committee, Eastern District Conference and the Franconia Mennonite
Canadensis, PA (in the Poconos)
Just peacemaking goes beyond the traditional questions of war and peace (e.g, whether it is permissible
to participate in war), to discover peacemaking practices that will create justice and avoid war.
We will explore Just Peacemaking, beginning from the biblical foundation of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.
Our discussions will compare transforming initiatives, justice, and community in international society
in the biblical text and the Just Peacemaking paradigm. The presentations will be drawn largely from
Dr. Stassen's books, Just Peacemaking: Transforming Initiatives for Justice and Peace (Westminster/John Knox Press),
and Just Peacemaking: Ten Practices for Abolishing War (Pilgrim Press).
Dr. Glen H. Stassen, Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary,
has authored publications on many topics in Christian ethics and peacemaking.
"Us, Them, Little White Daisies, & Jesus", with Marlene Frankenfield and Curt Weaver.
Marlene Frankenfield is conference youth minister for the Franconia Mennonite Conference, and
Kurt Weaver is conference youth minister for the Lancaster Mennonite Conference.
Childrens Programs (led by volunteers)
There will be separate programs for children of all ages and baby-sitting for preschoolers.
Childrens age groups are nursery, 5-8, and 9-12.
Spruce Lake Retreat Center, RR#1, Box 605, Canadensis, PA 18325. (570) 595-7505.
Spruce Lake Retreat is located 2.5 miles north of Canadensis on PA Rt. 447, in the Pocono
See Winter Retreat '02 for detailed information and
LWV Workshop [TBA]
This is a Common Ground Conference of the The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania
Citizen Education Fund.
For more information call 800-692-7281. (League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania - Citizen
Education Fund, 226 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-3220).
Pennsylvania PTA Legislative Workshop
Issues affecting Children
The event includes workshop speakers and advocacy training for issues that affect children and
Just Politics: Briefing 2002
32nd Annual National Public Policy Briefing, Washington, D.C.
Annual briefing sponsored by Interfaith Impact, National Council of Churches, and
Graymoor Ecumenical and Inter-religious Institute.
For further information see www.voicesforjustice.org,
or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , Phone: 202 543-2800, Fax: 202 547-8107.
MCC Washington Office 2002 Seminar
Welfare Reform: Good News for the Poor?
Washington, D.C. April 14-16, 2002 (Sun.-Tues.)
For more information see the complete program or contact
MCC U.S., Washington Office, 110 Maryland Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002. (202)
544-6564. E-mail: email@example.com
Lehigh County Conference of Churches
"Good News for the Poor"
A Discussion on Poverty Between Communities of
Faith and Local Government Leaders
April 25, 2002, Thursday
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
38 South 8th Street
For detailed information see the full announcement.
Pennsylvania IMPACT a Program of the PA Council of
Pennsylvania Governmental Briefing
Poverty and Its Eradication
Tuesday, May 7, 2002
Keynote speaker: Rev. Dr. Robert W. Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches.
Lakeside Lutheran Church, Harrisburg
The 2002 session will look at poverty. Why do we have it, what are its effects on the poor,
what might it take to eradicate it, and what are its spiritual effects on those who have
Workshops will include:
A second similar briefing will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Monroeville.
For additional information, contact the Pennsylvania Council of Churches / IMPACT,
900 S. Arlington Ave., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17109-5089. (717) 545-4761, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Poverty and Welfare Reform
- Hunger and Poverty
- Poverty and Public Education
- Poverty and Spirituality
- Poverty and Children
Prison Ministry Conference
November 2, 2002
announcement for details or contact Rev. John Kirk: email@example.com.
Valley Forge, Pa.
[NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED]
Journey to Jerusalem: Walking the Path of Non-Violence
December 6-8, 2003 (Friday 8am to Sunday noon).
A theological dialogue on non-violence, learning what it means to live non-violently and providing
options and skills on speaking truth to power. James Lawson, whom Martin Luther King called "
the greatest teacher on non-violence in America", will speak. For more information,
call 717-859-3889 or see www.mcc.org/journeytojerusalem.
Sponsored by the Mennonite Central Committee, U.S. Peace and Justice ministries.
43rd Annual Peace Pilgrimage
December 14, 2002 (Saturday)
This is an annual pilgrimage from Nazareth to Bethlehem, Pa. A 10-mile walk, with several
stops along the way; concluding with a simple meal. Buses carry participants from Bethlehem
to Nazareth, departing about 11:00 a.m. (There have been about 150 participants--children and
adult--in recent years representing various faith traditions.)
Sponsored by Bethlehem Council of Churches. For additional information see the
Peace Pilgrimage home page.
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Last Updated: November 30, 2002
Created: March 24, 2001