Racial reconciliation, tribal warfare in the Sudan, conflicted congregations, crime victims, shell shocked soldiers, and family feuds — what do all these have in common?
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The Peacemaking Committee for South Carolina’s Trinity Presbytery invites you to attend:
RESTORING COMMUNITY IN A BROKEN WORLD
A Peacebuilding Conference September 23 – 25, 2011
Come learn some explicit approaches and techniques that will help professionals and lay people alike as they seek to build community and restore a sense of wholeness to individuals, families, and churches in need of reconciliation.
Friday evening, Saturday all day workshops, and Sunday morning worship includes two meals together (Attendees may register for Saturday only).
Professional Continuing Education Credit will be available for Attorneys, Licensed Professional Social Workers, and Clinical Psychologists, for a nominal fee.
The Rev. Theresa Latini (Luther Seminary), a Presbyterian pastor and certified trainer in NVC, will introduce the basic concepts of this method of communicating that will improve every aspect of your interpersonal relationships.
Mikhail Lyubansky, who has studied Restorative Circles with internationally known Dominic Barter, will introduce the theory and method of this community-owned restorative practice that was developed by Barter and his associates in the favelas of Brazil.
STAR Model of Trauma Healing:
Elaine Zook Barge, Director for Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, will introduce participants to the STAR method for trauma healing
The Rev. Nelson Johnson and the Rev. Joyce Johnson will share their experience with the Greensboro Massacre and the resulting Truth and Reconciliation Commission they founded which has now won international recognition and awards. The Johnsons co-founded The Beloved Community Center in Greensboro, NC.
The work of the Presbyterian Church in Sudan:
SPONSORED BY THE PEACEMAKING COMMITTEE FOR TRINITY PRESBYTERY