Peace and justice conference (April 25-26, 2014)

| April 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

conferenceThe 29th Annual Peace, Justice, & Environment Conference, “Peace and Justice through the Generations: Passing the Torch for a Better World,” will be held Friday, April 25th at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Annapolis and Saturday, April 26th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis.

Sponsored by Maryland United for Peace and Justice/Institute for Positive Action, the program will examine how different generations can work together to create a more peaceful, just and environmentally secure world.

Paul Chappell, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, will speak on “The Art of Waging Peace” for the Friday evening program.  A potluck dinner will begin at 6:30, with the speaker at 7:30.                                                                                         

The Saturday program, from 8:35 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., will feature talks by Kristi Casteel on “I Refuse:  Joshua Casteel’s Journey from West Point Cadet to Conscientious Objector and Peacemaker;” Kathleen McClellan and W. Kirk Wiebe on “The Criminalization of Whistle-Blowing;” and Senator Jamie Raskin, giving a Maryland General Assembly session wrap-up.

Three workshop sessions will allow registrants to choose among a variety of peace and justice topics.   For a complete list, see MUPJ.org.

The Key School is one of three youth programs that will be awarded an annual Benjamin Peace Award.  They are honored for supporting the Teaching Peace Initiative.

To register, or to reserve a table to distribute4 or sell literature or other materials, download a registration form from MUPJ.org or contact Paulette Hammond at 443-418-5479.  Please RSVP by April 20th so organizers can order enough food.  Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch with a vegetarian option.

Before April 20, the registration fee is $30 for individuals, with reductions for families, retired people, and students.  For details, see mupj.org or contact Paulette Hammond at 443-418-5479.  Scholarships are available.

Lunch will be catered by Lighthouse Caterers.   Entertainment will be by Max Ochs, who will offer a tribute to Pete Seeger.

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