The fifth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Love in Action: the Transformative Power of Nonviolence," will draw upon the lessons of nonviolent campaigns and their leaders who discovered a force that can change the world. Participants will explore the principles and learn the applications of nonviolence as taught by Gandhi, King, and many spiritual leaders who offered this alternative paradigm for resolving conflict, achieving justice, and building peace.
Speakers include: Leymah Gbowee, Liberian Peace Activist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Candler School of Theology and Civil Rights leader, Michael Nagler, President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, and Alan Storey, Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town, Africa.
Participants will have a unique opportunity to become a part of an ongoing multi-faith community of peacemakers who practice nonviolent witness to societal and global transformation. Through the addresses, panels, and workshops, the conference provides peacemaking skill building experience that will empower and sustain us individually and in community as we do the hard work of peacemaking in a world broken and corrupted by systemic violence.
The conference will be held at Lake Junaluska, NC November 8 - 11, 2012. Early bird registration ends September 10th. Scholarships are available for college and seminary students. The scholarship application deadline is October 1st.
For more information visit us at www.lakejunaluska.com/peace.