Rev Patrick Harley, pastor at Ottawa Presybterian Church (Maumee) will be the keynote speaker for our Fall Day of Renewal on October 26, 2016. He will share stories of his experience as a yearlong volunteer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and what he learned about the difficult and rewarding work of conflict transformation, peacemaking, and reconciliation in a land divided by violence.
Stranger Danger? What my year in Northern Ireland taught me about making snap judgments.
Using the Abridger Institute’s work, The Anatomy of Peace, we also hope to cultivate conversations around how we engage with others in our own communities and society, and why that’s pivotal to our own spiritual health and Christian Witness.