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September 17, 2010

Which piece of peace?

by Karen Maurer Which piece of peace will you work on? Thirty years ago, the Presbyterian Church identified peacemaking as the believers' calling, emphasizing the connection between peace and justice. In August of 2010 at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico...

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September 16, 2010

Capturing memory through the spoken word

At the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar, Vanessa Hawkins made a presentation on oral history as a way of capturing and sharing stories of making peace and seeking justice. Download Oral History Workshop She noted that, to understand another person truly, one...

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August 27, 2010

Pictures from Wednesday, August 25

Participants gather for opening worship at the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar. Check out other pictures by David Young that show events from Wednesday, August 25.

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August 26, 2010

I pray for peace . . . ribbons from Triennium

Wondering what happened to the Peace Prayer Wall from the Time Zone at the 2010 Presbyterian Youth Triennium? Strands from the prayer wall decorated the worship space and one of the small group meeting rooms for the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar....

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August 26, 2010

The God of peace is our refuge

The following litany will be used as the call to worship for morning prayers on August 26 at the 2010 Presbyterian Peacemaking Seminar. Consider using this litany in your daily devotions as a way of taking part in the seminar....

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August 25, 2010

I was glad when they said to me

The following litany will be used as the call to worship for the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar. Consider using this litany in your daily devotions as a way of taking part in the seminar. Find the Seminar Worship Book. I was...

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August 25, 2010

Presente!

As the planning team and leaders gathered for the 2010 Presbyterian Peacemaking Seminar gathered, we were reminded that we do not gather alone. We gather within that great mystery of the Communion of Saints - that mystery that we experience...

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August 24, 2010

Planning team arrives

The planning team for the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar (Margaret Aymer, David Gambrell, Nancy Eng MacNeill, Emily McGinley, Dayna Oliver, Rich Pak, and Teresa Chavez Sauceda) arrived at Ghost Ranch Abiquiu this evening. Most of the team members flew to Albquerque...

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August 16, 2010

Use worship resources from the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

The time draws near for the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar. Peacemaking Program staff members leave for New Mexico on Saturday, August 21. Leadership arrives on August 23 and 24. Read stories and view pictures of the seminar on this blog and...

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August 2, 2010

Help create a Presbyterian peacemaking time line

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Peacemaking: The Believers' Calling - the statement of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that called for a renewed commitment to Peacemaking and created the Peacemaking Offering and the Presbyterian Peacemaking...

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July 26, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar - still time to register!

Early Registration Extended until August 6 Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 (depart on August 29) Abiquiu, NM Register now! The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and Ghost Ranch Conference Center are pleased...

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July 4, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar Update - Lower Rates!!

LOWER RATES FOR HOUSING AND MEALS! Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 (depart on August 29) Abiquiu, NM Register now!The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program and Ghost Ranch Conference Center are pleased to...

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June 28, 2010

Knitting lounge at 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 (depart on August 29) Abiquiu, NM Register now! Seminar participants can make peace by responding to a need in the Abiquiu community. Come and bring...

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June 27, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar - peacemaking through worship

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 Abiquiu, NM Register now! Our peacemaking efforts are rooted in our faith. Through worship, community is built and we are strengthened to act with compassion,...

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June 26, 2010

Circle of History at 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Ghost Ranch Conference Center Abiquiu, NM August 25—28 (depart August 29) Register now Each morning the seminar community will gather for prayers and plenary sessions that focus on building skills in...

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June 25, 2010

Making music for peace

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 Abiquiu, NM Register now! Music plays a key role in movements for peace and justice; music has been an important part of conferences and events...

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June 3, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar - singing songs of peace

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 Abiquiu, NM Music plays a key role in movements for peace and justice; music has been an important part of conferences and events sponsored by...

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May 20, 2010

Communal Art Project at 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 (depart on August 29) Abiquiu, NM Register now! Bring materials to contribute to the Communal Art Project. Seminar participant are invited to bring materials to...

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May 14, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar – regional and community conversations

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM August 25—28, 2010 (depart August 29) Register now for the seminar. Each afternoon, seminar participants can participate in focused Threads of Conversation....

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May 11, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar small group opportunities

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM August 25—28, 2010 (depart August 29) Register now for the seminar. Small groups are always a highlight of Peacemaking Program conferences and...

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May 10, 2010

Peacemaking seminar leader at work

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer, one of the plenary speakers at the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar, is featured in "Staying at the table," a recent story from the Presbyterian News Service. The story tells of a conversation among "a small group...

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May 5, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar – Artistic Expression Panel

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program August 25-28, 2010 Abiquiu, NM Register now!Artistic Expression Panel If you have ever visited Ghost Ranch, then you know that the ranch has a history of telling stories...

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April 30, 2010

2010 Peacemaking Seminar – Circle of History

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Ghost Ranch Conference Center Abiquiu, NM August 25—28 (depart August 29) Each morning the seminar community will gather for prayers and plenary sessions that focus on building skills...

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April 26, 2010

Creating a climate of hospitality by listening

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Ghost Ranch Conference Center Abiquiu, NM August 25—28 (depart August 29) Register now for the seminar. The seminar will begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. on August 25....

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April 22, 2010

Contextual Bible study

Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers’ Calling 2010 Peacemaking Seminar Presbyterian Peacemaking Program Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM August 25—28, 2010 (depart August 29) Register now for the seminar. Each morning the seminar community will gather for prayers and plenary...

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April 7, 2010

Plan your summer

Registration is open for the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar:Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling August 25-28 (with departure on August 29) Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico

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March 30, 2010

Register now - 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Register Now! 2010 Peacemaking Seminar: Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers’ Calling Location: Ghost Ranch in Abiquiui, New Mexico Dates: August 25-28 (depart on August 29) Read the seminar information brochure Use a press release to tell others about the seminar...

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March 16, 2010

Register Now - 2010 Peacemaking Seminar

Register now for Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers’ Calling. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar will take place on August 25-28 (depart on August 29) at Ghost Ranch Conference Center in Abiquiu, NM.Online registration Download a...

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February 16, 2010

2010 Seminar Leaders Announced

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program announces the leaders for the 2010 Peacemaking Seminar. The seminar, Re-membering Peace: Still the Believers' Calling will be held at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiui, New Mexico on August 25-28 (depart on August 29). Worship • Reginald...

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