Sunday, March 16, 2008

Kensington Community Service for Peace / Shalom

On Tuesday evening, April 8th at 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Uunited Methodist Church, located at 10401 Armory Avenue, Kensington, Maryland, will be hosting an inter-faith service sponsored by the Kensington-North Chevy Chase Ministerial Association. The service will recognize and celebrate the peace-making traditions of our area’s faith communities. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Colman McCarthy, a columnist for The Washington Post from 1969-1997, and the founder and director of the Center for Teaching Peace, a Washington non-profit since 1985 that helps schools begin or expand academic courses in nonviolent conflict resolution. Since 1982, he has been teaching peace courses, and is currently on the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University Law School, AmericanUniversity, and The University of Maryland. For the past twenty years, he has been a volunteer teacher at WilsonHigh School in the District and at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. His most recent book is “I’d Rather Teach Peace.” Mr. McCarthy's talk on the 8th will be, “How to be an Effective Peace-maker.” Collection baskets will be available upon exiting the service for any who may wish to contribute to the work of the Center for Teaching Peace. Light refreshments will be served after the service. All are invited.

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