September 28 through October 3, 2017 the Peace and Justice Network will host International Peacemaker Phares Nyaga Mithamo from Kenya. He is the Director of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa’s Eastleigh Community Center. Located in Nairobi, this center focuses on youth and women within the major slum communities of the city and other poverty stricken areas of Kenya.
The key elements of the center’s projects are:
- Provide education and skill building as tool to sustainable peace
- Address extreme violence and radicalization through peace education and enterprise development
- Interreligious dialogues
- Education for active nonviolence to conflict
The workshops during Phares’ visit will give insight into Christian Muslim relations, as well as practical approaches to achieving peace.
Our preliminary schedule includes a Sunday sermon and workshop at Faith Presbyterian in Sun City, a Saturday address and workshop at the PWP Fall Gathering to be held at Valley Presbyterian in Scottsdale, and a Saturday evening celebration at Orangewood Presbyterian in Phoenix. Other congregations are invited to host an event on Friday, September 29 or Monday, October 2. Contact Phebe Packer firstname.lastname@example.org or Cindy Michels email@example.com