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Faithful Witness in a Time of Endless War: Drone Warfare & God’s Call to Peacemaking
June 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - June 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm$10.00 – $15.00
Faithful Witness in a Time of Endless War: Drone Warfare and God’s Call to Peacemaking conference- June 24-25, 2016
FAITHFUL WITNESS IN A TIME OF ENDLESS WAR
Drone Warfare and God’s Call to Peacemaking
Register online at www.peacecoalition.org
Friday 7:00-9:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM – June 24-25, 2016
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
1000 Forty Foot Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Culminating with a public witness on Saturday 1:00-2:30 PM, June 25 at the:
Horsham Drone Command Center
County Line & Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9)
Christopher Aaron: spent two years working at the CIA on the predator drone program, and a total of five years in US intelligence agencies. He was deployed twice to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006-2009. Former army Chaplain who served in Afghanistan and resigned due to moral objections to Drone Warfare.
Medea Benjamin: an American political activist, best known for co-founding Code Pink. She is the author of the book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
Shane Claiborne: a Christian activist, author and one of the founding members of the intentional community The Simple Way in Philadelphia speaking about Jesus and peacemaking.
The Rev. Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Ph.D: chair of the Religion Department and Co-director of the Minor in Peace and Justice Studies, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA. Author U.S. War Culture, Sacrfice and Salvation
Ms. Blew Kind: performs “Buzzing of a Bee,” a spoken word piece that connects violence and white supremacy to drone warfare and calls into question the morality of militarized drones.
Muhammed Malik: Co-Founder of Muslims for Ferguson, Former Executive Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Miami. Mr. Malik is an intersecional organizer within anti-war and anti-racism movements.
Titus Peachey: Former Peace Education Coordinator of Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, PA.
Robert M. Smith: Coordinator of Brandywine Peace Community and initiator of monthly demonstrations at new drone command center in Horsham, PA.
Sponsoring organizations (list in formation): 1040forpeace; American Friends Service Committee; Brandywine Peace Community; Center on Conscience & War (CCW); Franconia Mennonite Conference; Germantown Friends Meeting; Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare; LEPOCO; Mennonite Central Committee East Coast; Mennonite Church USA Peace and Justice Network; National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee; Peace Action Education Fund (PAEF); PA Council of Churches; Pennsylvania Interfaith Network against Drone Warfare; Philadelphia-Area Anti-Drone Network; Plains Mennonite Church; Salford Mennonite Church & the Justice & Peace Ministry of Salford, PA; The Simple Way