Each year Community of Christ shares with the community a Peace Colloquy that focuses on a specific theme of importance to all. This year’s Peace Colloquy will be held at the Community of Christ Temple, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, MO 64050 on October 24-26, 2014. Our theme for this year’s colloquy is “Poverty: God Weeps,” and is the first of a two-year series focused on overcoming poverty. During this time we will hear from a number of guest presenters who’s passion is eliminating poverty.
Register for Peace Colloquy by September 24 to save! Come explore the theme, Poverty: God Weeps, October 24–26 at the Temple. Start with the pre-event Prayer Retreat, and come to the opening Community of Christ International Peace Award ceremony at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) Friday, honoring Bread for the World.
During the weekend, experience a poverty simulation and presentations from partner organizations that focus on alleviating global poverty. Take part in a film and hymn festival that will bring hope and inspiration.
Together we will learn about root causes of poverty, poverty traps, and how to combine service, advocacy, and human development to Abolish Poverty, End Suffering. Online and phone-in registration opens August 1 at www.CofChrist.org/peacecolloquy and ext. 3077.
Watch the Community of Christ International Peace Award ceremony live on www.CofChrist.org in English, French, or Spanish at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) October 24 or join us at the Temple in Independence, Missouri. We will honor Bread for the World’s 40 years of advocacy on behalf of hungry people around the world. Bread for the World’s president, David Beckmann, will give an address.
Learn more in a two-part interview with Beckmann in August and September Heralds. To subscribe to the Herald, visit www.HeraldHouse.org or contact subscriptions@HeraldHouse.org or 1-800-767-8181.