Christian Peace Witness Update – All Events @ National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW

Worship and Witness in Washington, DC

April 29-30, 2009

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, April 29

National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, NW (all events)

Opening Convocation

12:30-1:30 p.m

Noah Baker Merrill — Quaker, Cofounder of Direct Aid Iraq, a humanitarian and peacebuilding effort working with Iraqi refugees

Kathy Kelly – Catholic, traveled to Iraq 24 times and lived in Baghdad throughout the “shock and awe” bombardment of March 2003

Workshops

2:00 p.m Nonviolence training

2:00 p.m Advocacy training

4:30 Legal Briefing for Nonviolent Direct Action

WORSHIP & WITNESS

7:00 p.m. National City Christian Church

Featured Preachers & Speakers

Tony Campolo — Author, pastor, social activist, sociologist, and passionate follower of Jesus

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. — Minister, community activist, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and U.S. Air Force Reserve Veteran

Sr. Dianna Ortiz, OSU — U.S. born survivor of torture in Guatemala, Founder of Torture Abolition and Survivors’ Support Coalition International

Elizabeth McAlister — Peace activist and co-founder of Jonah House

Najlaa Al-Nashi — Iraqi displaced by war and Middle East Coordinator for Direct Aid Iraq will send a special video address from Jordan to the CPWI

Worship continues with candlelight procession to White House.

Witness and Nonviolent Action at the White House

Rev. Raphael Warnock – Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, the spiritual home of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kathy Kelly – Catholic Kathy Kelly has been to Iraq 24 times and lived in Baghdad throughout the “shock and awe” bombardment of March 2003


Thursday, April 30

Continue the witness with Congressional visits, and by joining Witness Against Torture’s 100th Day action (www.100dayscampaign.org)

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