YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR
HOLY WEEK FAITH & RESISTANCE RETREAT
at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church
16th and Newton Streets, NW, Washington D.C.
April 20 – 22, 2011
We will begin with supper at 6:00 P.M. on April 20, 2011
and move into the schedule our communities have drawn up for the retreat, continuing through a noon witness at the White House on Friday, April 22.
WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THE THEME:
PUT AWAY THE SWORD; FOLLOW JESUS IN NONVIOLENT REVOLUTION
(“Put away the Sword!” were the last words of Jesus to his disciples at the moment of his arrest)
We are also inspired by the first words of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 Angelus message Jan.1:
I would like to call out to the consciences of those who form part of armed groups of any kind. To each and every one, I say: Stop, reflect and abandon the path of violence!
We will follow the praxis of reflection/action/reflection –
seeking to grow from each public witness and preparation for and evaluation of each witness.
Join us, if you can.
Simple meals will be served at the Church; there is sleeping bag space there as well.
For more information, contact
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Community, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd., NW, Washington D.C. 20010
Jonah House Community, 1301 Moreland Ave, Baltimore MD 21216
410-233-6238 – e mail: disarmnow (at) verizon (dot) net