Category Archives: Events

Launching Rabble-Rouser for Peace – Sept to Nov 2006

“Rabble-Rouser” was launched in front of capacity crowds at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on September 28 and at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, on October 5. Desmond Tutu spoke in Cape Town and South Africa’s finance minister, Trevor Manuel, in Johannesburg.
Khotso Makhulu, formerly archbishop of Central Africa, spoke at the London launch of the book in Southwark Cathedral, on October 11.
In the U.S., John presented the book at a seminar of the African Studies Program, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, at Princeton University on October 16.
“Rabble-Rouser” was launched in …
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The Making of a Peacemaker

University United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas

Saturday October 28, 9.30 – 4.00 pm Building Strategies for Reconciliation

Afternoon session

Rabble-Rouser for Peace – The Life of Desmond Tutu

What does it take to be a peace maker? What non-violent actions change history? Who can we learn from? Who is a witness for peace in these troubled times? Who is the man behind the Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

“We had been surrounded by police, with dogs snarling at us. We were petrified, for nearly two hours. Some people were crying… The staff of the university, the white people—some of them …
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University United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas

The Amos Commission announces
The Wilson Wade Memorial Invocation to Peace, Mercy and Justice
Worship, Study, Reflection, Proclamation, Advocacy… building the Kingdom of God

Fall 2006 Series, From Peace to Non-violence

This series of learning the transforming power of non-violent activism, takes us through the fundamentals of Worship, Study, and Reflection, leading to Proclamation and Advocacy.

From September 10 through Thanksgiving, we will learn the power of non-violent strategies from those icons of non-violent peacemaking, Gandhi and Tutu and begin to build ways to empower UUMC members for peacemaking.

Saturday October 28, 9.30 – 4.00 pm …
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The joy and the victory of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

University United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas

Saturday October 28, 9.30 – 4.00 pm Building Strategies for Reconciliation

Morning session

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”

South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: A new way of forging human community, or a license for murder?

The journey from violence and war justified by reference to religion, or as a vehicle of state oppression, to a state of peace, through vehicles of active non-violence, is an exacting one. As Christians can we take up the challenge of being totally forgiving?

The example of this journey for a whole …
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