Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Join Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Great Lakes for an informative day of workshops, worship and dialogue on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The day will begin at 9:00 am with worship and end at 5:00 pm.

MCC U.S. staff will join other invited presenters in leading public workshops on incarceration, conflict transformation education, immigration and racial profiling.

Following the seminars, there will be a question and answer time with all the presenters. Lunch, including a vegetarian option, will be provided. The Peace Gathering will take place at Kidron Mennonite Church (3987 Co Hwy 52 / Kidron Rd., Kidron, OH 44636).

Please RSVP by April 11 using the online registration or calling Jorge Vielman, Peace & Justice Coordinator, at 574-534-4133.

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WORKSHOPS

Pipeline to Prison
Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, MCC U.S. Restorative Justice Coordinator
How do we as a faith community respond to the challenges and complexities within our U.S. criminal justice system? Together we will explore these challenges and ways to move forward.

Conflict Resolution Education in Schools
Kathleen McDonnell, Conflict Mediation Program Coordinator
What are your hopes and dilemmas about peace education and high school students? Join us for an interactive dialogue that will include stories of successes and ongoing challenges.

Immigration: Learning & responding from biblical perspective
Saulo Padilla, MCC U.S. Immigration Education Coordinator
Participants will learn about current root causes of migration, the surge of Central American unaccompanied minors and women to the U.S., how MCC is responding and ways to get involved.

Racial Profiling
Jorge Vielman, MCC Great Lakes Peace & Justice Coordinator
Explore opportunities to undo racial profiling in your community, and help create ways to engage in the work of equity, compassion and justice-making today.