Archive events 2009
The Seamlessness of Life: how we are called to be people of peace in the ordinary everyday events of lifeMonday 10 August 2009 (12.15pm - 1.45pm)
Angie O’Gorman, noted advocate of nonviolence and theologian from the United States is visiting Adelaide from 6 - 10 August 2009.
She is currently teaching a course, Theology for Peacemakers, at the Department of Theology, St Louis University, as well as being as advocate for immigrant services.
In 1986 she spent six months in Guatemala with Peace Brigades International. The entire leadership of the Families of the Disappeared had just been killed during Holy Week that year and Angie and several other international people went to Guatemala to accompany the new leadership group as a form of nonviolent protection. She has also travelled to Nicaragua on a fact-finding mission. Her most recent trip abroad was to the West Bank. She was part of the International Solidarity Committee and went there to participate in the olive harvest and to work on project with local communities. This trip gave her the opportunity to observe the realities of the Israeli occupation firsthand Angie is the editor of The Universe Bends Toward Justice: A Reader in Christian Nonviolence in the U.S. and her latest book, The Book of Sins, (an account of the effects of capitalism on Christianity) will be published later this year. At the invitation of Pax Christi/USA she has developed a training program in nonviolent response to personal assault.
Angie’s visit is being sponsored by Pace e Bene http://www.paceebene.org.au
Venue of Event:Bethlehem House 12 Sudholz Place, Adelaide
Contribution:Cost: 10 AUD BYO Lunch - tea/coffee supplied
Contact:RSVP: 6 August 2009
Phone: 8215 0300