The Advocacy Training Weekend, held this year on April 5 through 8 in Washington, DC, consists of three parts. A training day for Presbyterians by the Compassion, Peace, and Justice Ministry Area. Ecumenical Advocacy Days. And visits to elected representatives to advocate for justice. This year’s advocacy focused on protecting voting rights and working for peace in fragile countries. The weekend is a wonderful time for networking with old colleagues and meeting new friends.
This year had the added treat that my daughter-in-law, Essie Koenig-Reinke, attended.
Proclaim the vision.
J. Herbert Nelson preaching at
Presbyterian Compassion, Peace, and Justice Training Day.
23 March 2012
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
In early August, the Trail will take me to Louisville. Come join me there!
.Under one roof, the 2013 Big Tent will combine 10 national Presbyterian conferences and a single theme: “Placing God’s First Things First” (Matt. 6:33–34). It will take place August 1–3 at the Kentucky International Convention Center and nearby hotels in downtown Louisville.
The Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry will hold a Summit under the Big Tent.
Turning the Tables, a hands-on conference will focus on food justice and how it relates to other broken systems in our society and will provide:
- Visits to local community gardens and environmental justice sites
- Community organizing training
- Creative worship service
- Interactive workshops
- Art and play
- Skills to take back home
ARE YOU IN?
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE: Apply through registration and select “scholarship” when asked for payment. Scholarship deadline is June 15, 2013.
**Early bird registration ends June 28!**
Learn more about the “Turning the Tables” conference.
Please contact Rebecca Barnes for more information.
Follow the Twitter hash tag: #TurningTables13
See you along the Trail – in Louisville!