Last weekend I had the privilege of being in central Illinois for a regional peace forum, hosted by the Mennonite Church of Normal. The theme of the weekend was “Helpless to hopeful: Make a difference through faithful peacemaking.”
The weekend included a workshop on how to do advocacy, an evening reflection on “Living Faithfully in the Empire,” and the opportunity to speak with youth about military recruitment. Additionally, five of us visited Senator Durbin’s Springfield office (see photo above) to convey our desire for any deficit agreement to include significant cuts to Pentagon spending.
Thanks to the Peace & Justice Committee of the Mennonite Church of Normal for organizing the weekend, and to all those who came out for one or more of the sessions.