Thursday, April 12, 2007

Affirmation Night

You are cordially invited to attend!

The Annual
Holy Spirit Peace & Justice/Pax Christi Affirmation Night

in honor of all of those who work for Peace and Justice in the Rio Grande Valley

Saturday, May 12, 2007
7pm, First Christian Church
corner of Nyssa & 10th Street, McAllen
(Entrance and parking in rear)

Reception with refreshments and desserts to follow.
Families welcome - Babysitting available during keynote address.

Keynote Speaker: Dave Robinson
Executive Director, Pax Christi USA

Iran, Iraq - What's Next?

Dave Robinson is the executive director of Pax Christi USA, the national Catholic peace and justice movement.

An internationally recognized expert in the field of disarmament and nuclear deterrence, Robinson has represented Pax Christi International on disarmament issues at the United nations, and regularly serves as a consultant to NGOs and faith-based organizations working on issues of disarmament, human rights, international peace and conflict resolution.

Robinson has participated on delegations to Iraq, El Salvador, Colombia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and lectures on a wide range of theological and justice issues, including economic and interracial justice, Just War Theory, the role of faith and politics, the War on Terrorism and foreign policy. Robinson has also participated in a number of direct actions, including campaigns against U.S. nuclear weapons policy, the U.S.-led war in Iraq, and most recently in front of the Sudanese Embassy to call attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Darfur region..

Robinson is the Executive Editor of The Catholic Peace Voice, a quarterly newsmagazine published by Pax Christi USA, and has been published by numerous secular and religious publications.

For more information: contact Sister Moira Kenny at 787-8171

1 comment:

Bill Reese said...

Wow... What a GREAT CHOICE for a speaker! I have heard Dave Robinson speak before. Don't miss this opportunity to hear him. Wish I lived close enough to drive down to attend.
Bill Reese