Don't forget to sign up for Peacemaker dinner!
'The Rev. Saman Perera, a world-renowned peace educator from the Sri Lankan Presbytery, will speak at a dinner at Knox on Wednesday, October 7, sponsored by Knox Adult Education Committee.
You won't want to miss this special event - and you must register in advance if you want to attend! Register by clicking http://www.knox.org/events/2015/peacemaker. You also can call the church office at 321-2573, or sign up at the Michigan lobby desk.
Rev. Perera is minister-in-charge of Scot's Kirk in Kandy, with the Presbyterian Church of Sri Lanka. He currently serves as secretary of the Presbytery of Lanka and has been a visiting lecturer at Lanka Bible College Seminary, The Theological College of Lanka and Colombo Theological College. He describes himself as a peace educator, change agent and an activist focused on those who are ethnically, socially and religiously marginalized. He is the founder of 'Samadana/m', an organization that fosters justice and peace through nonviolent action. Their work has been to help post-war Sri Lankan society heal and move beyond the wounds of the past. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Ecumenical Relations Commission of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka.
Rev. Perera will talk about:
1. Understanding the concepts of social justice and human rights.
2. Building inter-religious and ethnic harmony.
3. Peace building and non-violent conflict resolution and developing facilitation skills.
4. Gender and peace building
5. Transformative approaches to conflicts (e.g. dialogue, mediation, etc.)'
Sign up today!