Muslim and Christian women discuss wisdom for peacebuilding from their traditions

Pope Francis in his message for the World Day of Peace gave examples such as the Muslim Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. “Women in particular are often leaders of nonviolence, as for example, was Leymah Gbowee and the thousands of Liberian women,” Pope Francis states. She gathered Muslim and Christian women who organized “nonviolent protest that resulted in high level peace talks to end the second civil war in Liberia.”
Come join local women in a discussion of peacebuilding. Muslims: Dr. Fatma Arslan, Sarwat Husain, Narjis Pierre, Sumeyra Tek. Christians: Rev. Rachel Epp Miller, Mennonite; Rev. Ann Helmke, Lutheran; Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Roman Catholic.

For those who would like to come at 6 pm, the award-winning film about the Nobel Laureate Laymah Gbowee, Pray the Devil Back to Hell will be shown. This documentary shows the social unrest in the West African Republic of Liberia, where civil war tore the nation apart until women united for peace.
Co-Sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations-San Antonio, Dialog Institute, Interfaith INC, UIW Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, Pax Christi San Antonio, San Antonio Mennonite Church, San Antonio peaceCENTER, Women’s Global Connection. Information: Sister Martha Ann Kirk Phone: 210-829-3854.

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