Faith & Resistance Retreat Court Update: FIVE PENTAGON RESISTERS SENTENCED TO FINES AND PROBATION | CLOSING STATEMENT

pentagonhw09Alexandria, VA — June 16, 2009

Five participants of the Holy Week Faith and Resistance Retreat held in Washington, D.C., were tried, convicted, and sentenced to fines and probation today in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA for their Good Friday Pentagon witness. They were arrested as they prayed in silence around a cross near the Pentagon Metro entrance, while about 40 other
retreatants, dressed in black robes and white masks to mourn the dead, vigiled in silence to the beat of a drum in the designated protest zone. (more…)

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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 (more…)