Brewed Awakening - Barry Ladendorf on Turning Swords into Plowshares

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 6:30 pm
Fermanian Business Center

Barry Ladendorf, Veterans for Peace

"Turning Swords into Plowshares: Military veterans promoting peace and opposing war"

Having dutifully served their nation, they affirm their greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end they work, with others to increase public awareness of the costs of war, to restrain their government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations, to end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons, to seek justice for veterans and victims of war and to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace. 

Sponsored by PLNU’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation, the Brewed Awakening series gives a platform to speakers who bring critical analysis of pressing contemporary social issues while pointing to ways of engaging these issues with hopeful alternatives.  The Brewed Awakening series showcases individuals and organizations with keen insight as well as practical ways of getting people involved.  Special attention is given to Christians who are engaged in the struggle for justice and reconciliation.  All speakers are encouraged to reflect on the relationship between their passion for justice, their actions and their faith.

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