Brewed Awakening features Veterans for Peace

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This Wednesday, Feb. 15, Barry Ladendorf, president of Veterans for Peace, will be the guest speaker at Brewed Awakening, sponsored by PLNU’s Center for Justice and Reconciliation. The Brewed Awakening series serves fair trade coffee, tea, and speakers to stir the social conscience.

Ladendorf will speak on “Turning Swords into Plowshares: Military veterans promoting peace and opposing war.”

Veterans for Peace is a national NGO represented at the UN, with chapters and members throughout the U.S. 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.

Having dutifully served their nation, member of Veterans for Peaces 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 weapon; to seek justice for veterans and victims of war; and to abolish war as an instrument of national policy. 

Brewed Awakening happens throughout the semester, featuring speakers concerned with pressing contemporary social issues around the globe and around the corner. They present ideas for engaging these issues with hopeful alternatives. All speakers are encouraged to reflect on the relationship between their passion for justice, their actions, and their faith.

Brewed Awakening 
Barry Ladendorf, Veterans for Peace
Wednesday, Feb. 15
7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. coffee)
Fermanian Business Center