Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day

Friday, March 21, 2014

In a world where more than 45 million people worldwide are uprooted from their homes by persecution and armed conflict, deadly conflicts over natural resources are erupting around the world, and 3,000 children are killed in the US by guns each year, what is the role of the Presbyterian Church in working towards a world where all can flourish in peace and security? The ministries of Compassion Peace and Justice of the PC(USA) are coming together for the 4th annual CPJ Training Day in Washington, DC to educate Presbyterians on the role the church is playing in resisting violence and building peace both locally and globally.

Go to www.pcusa.org/washington for more information and to register.

A sampling of some workshops to be offered:

Empowered: Victims No More
Self-Development of People is a ministry committed to assisting people as they identify solutions to problems impacting them and their community. In this workshop hear from people directly impacted by violence, how they have come together and how through self-empowerment are working to rid their community of this violence while at the same time healing themselves. Learn how you can assist people in your community as they struggle for the right to live in peace without fear of violence.

When the Global Market Gets Violent
Global partners – and their Presbyterian allies – talk about the violent risks that threaten human rights workers in settings where mining companies fight government regulations and where land is grabbed out from underneath subsistence farmers who've lived there for generations. Consider joining us in Joining Hands – as an individual, as a congregation, as a presbytery – as we work to better lives.

Nonviolent Responses to the Occupation
Palestinians, Israelis, and others work in nonviolent ways to end the occupation of Palestine. This workshop will provide an overview of nonviolent efforts with a focus on the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) brings internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation. Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) provide protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitor and report human rights abuses and support Palestinians and Israelis working together for peace.

After Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day join Ecumenical Advocacy Days March 21-24, 2014.