The 26th Annual John Woolman Peacemaking Forum - Reconciling All Things

New Neighbor: An Invitation to Join Beloved Community

Featuring Leroy Barber
President, Mission Year
Also featuring Chris Lahr of Mission Year

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

"Beloved Community"
Chapel, Bauman Auditorium
10:40 a.m.
"Community Transformation"
Edwards-Holman Science Center, Room 102
7:30 p.m.

Admission is free. See full schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Buckley Center, University of Portland
2 – 4 p.m.

“Where the Leadership Will Come From to End the Korean War & Solve the Israeli Palestinian Conflict”

Former South African President and Nobel Prize Laureate F.W. de Klerk will dialogue with a panel of university presidents including George Fox University’s President Robin Baker as part of a Nobel Peace Laureate Forum: Preventing War & Ending World Conflicts. 

Cost: Free for full-time college students and faculty; $10 for all others

The John Woolman Forum

The John Woolman Peacemaking Forum was established in 1986 as a way of articulating peacemaking issues to the George Fox University community. Its purpose is threefold: to provide a forum for those involved in peacemaking to offer insights and challenges; to inspire and equip us to invest our energies in the diligent pursuit of peace; and to enrich the ongoing work of the Center for Peace and Justice, both through contact with leading peacemakers and through greater public awareness of our programs.

The forum is named for John Woolman, an 18th-century American Quaker who called attention to the evils of slavery and challenged fellow Quakers to abandon the practice. Woolman also worked for fairer treatment of First Nations Indigenous Americans. In his journal, he recorded his developing opposition to war and other forms of violence and his struggles to purify his lifestyle from anything that might encourage or promote violence. His journal has become a devotional classic for its sensitive expression of the lifelong development of one person’ s conscience toward peace.

Previous Woolman Forum Speakers

This is the 26th Woolman Peacemaking Forum. Previous speakers have included men and women with a wide variety of strengths and experiences. Among the previous speakers are:

  • Mark Hatfield
  • John Paul Lederach
  • Mark Hatfield
  • Lisa Schirch
  • Ron Sider
  • Walter Wink
  • Chip Zimmer
  • Elise Boulding
  • David Rawson
  • Tom & Christine Sine
  • Jim Wallis
  • Ron Kraybill

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