Armidale TEAR Support Group
Sunday 5 August @ 3pm – Uniting Church Youth Centre Lounge
Guest Speaker: Vernon Jantzi, Professor of Sociology at Eastern Mennonite University and author of Development to a Different Drummer.
Vernon will share his vision of Biblical peace, justice and development. His experiences in Central America, Africa and as part of a UN team in post-genocide Rwanda give him unique insight into how we can be agents of Godâ€™s Kingdom in our world. He will focus on the case of northern Colombia to look at what the church can do locally and globally, especially related to the “return to community and reconciliation.” How the church is working with displaced persons will have challenges and application to most local congregations.
John McKinnon, TEAR Australia will also share some insights into Christian responses to the issues in the next federal election. Vernon is in Australia for one month speaking in a number of centres â€“ we are fortunate that Armidale is on his list â€“ donâ€™t miss this opportunity. He is also giving some seminars in Peace Studies at UNE (contact Rebecca Spence for details).
For further details contact Alan Jones email@example.com