Learning from a Syrian peacemaker

We recently received a visit from a Syrian peacemaker. He works with an organization providing relief to the internally displaced people in Syria. He told us a bit about that work and also shared with us some of his views, as a Christian, of the turmoil there. He also left us lots of time to ask questions. We appreciate the time he took to be with us (as well as the difficulties of visa and the fact that as a Syrian he can't even own a credit card!). His message to us was to keep peace as a possible solution.

He referenced the video you will find at the bottom of this page.

In addition to this talk, we also spent some time together in a less formal format of our weekly salon. Our Chaplain Rabia Harris recommended this article from CNNWorld as another source of information.

We hope you will learn a lot!

Come learn the gift of silence

magnolia in rainCultivating Quiet Retreat
December 9-11, 2012

Would you like to step back from your busy schedule and explore what gifts a time of silence can bring to your life? In an environment of mutual support, participants in this retreat are encouraged to empty themselves of agendas, obligations and goals, and just allow themselves to be, to become comfortable with the quiet and to experience what happens. Cultivating Quiet is led by our Co-Director, Kitty Ufford-Chase. This retreat runs Sunday dinner through Tuesday lunch.

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