Thursday, March 20, 2008

Peace Fest to be part of Anniversary events in Germany.

A Peace Fest with Brethren programs and partners in Europe is planned for the evening of Friday, Aug. 1, at the Lutheran Pfarrkirche St. Marien in Marburg, Germany. The fest is part of a weekend of international celebrations of the 300th Anniversary of the Brethren movement, centered in the village of Schwarzenau, Germany, on Aug. 2-3. The first Brethren were baptized in Schwarzenau in 1708.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature displays by peace organizations and a variety of presenters including Ken Kreider, author of the book "A Cup of Cold Water: The Story of Brethren Service"; Ken Rogers, speaking on the International Cultural Youth Exchange and Brethren Colleges Abroad; Dale Ott and Kristin Flory speaking about Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) in Europe; Marie-Noelle von der Recke speaking about Church and Peace and faith communities committed to nonviolent discipleship; Angela Koenig of EIRENE International Christian Service for Peace, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary; Wolfgang Krauss from the German Mennonite Peace Committee; and a presentation on a Marburg Peace Initiative.

The event is co-sponsored by BVS and EIRENE. To attend, please contact Myrna Frantz at or 641-475-3463.

Source: 3/20/2008 Newsline

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