Three Crises of Peace … #2

For years, many of us have been concerned about and involved with the crisis in Darfur. Many of us came together a few years ago for public demonstrations in Washington DC, in an event we called Worship in the Spirit of Justice.
Since then, we’ve seen progress made and then lost again and again. The racial, political and military crises have created a terrible humanitarian crisis as well. The Save Darfur Coalition leads the way in helping us never to forget … an especially important reminder during genocide awareness month (this month). I check their website often to stay up to date on what’s happening in and for Darfur.
If you’re interested in learning more about reconciliation in general, let me recommend the Summer Reconciliation Institute at Duke, May 31 – June 5. I hear there are still several space available … and I understand there are scholarships available for people who care about reconciliation but are short on funds. The early tuition discount and application deadline has been extended to May 1.
Registrants include senior leaders from InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and other national ministries … pastors from many denominations … leaders from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Sojourners, L’Arche, Church of the Savior, CCDA, and urban and community development ministries … a Seattle cohort including folks from Seattle Pacific University … and several grassroots African leaders from Kenya, Uganda, and Burundi
To learn more or to register … check out