We are delighted to announced Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

We are delighted to announce Bishop Thomas Gumbleton will be leading our retreat, Friday, August 15, 2014 starting at 10 AM. We are in the process of developing the 2014 Kateri Tekakwitha Interfaith Peace Conference and will post updates as soon as possible. As always we look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, 2014.

 

The 2013 Kateri Peace Conference video,

a conference overview in 2.15 minutes. 


 

 

We are delighted to announce Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

We are delighted to announce Bishop Thomas Gumbleton will be leading our retreat, Friday, August 15, 2014 starting at 10 AM. We are in the process of developing the 2014 Kateri Tekakwitha Interfaith Peace Conference and will post updates as soon as possible. As always we look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Presenters


We are pleased to announce that Ray McGovern, Stephen F. Downs, Cathy Breen, Martha Henessey, Ellen Barfield and Brian Terrell are presenting at this year's conference. Playwright Jack Gilroy will be on hand to comment on his play "The Predator". The Rev. Chris  J. Antal will be leading this year's retreat also.  

Civil Resistance and Civil Disobedience - Ellen Barfield
Iraq 2013  Occupation and its Aftermath - Cathy Breen
War Destroys Law - Stephen F. Downs
Dorothy Day, her life and her work - Martha Hennessy
The Moral Imperative of Activism - Ray McGovern
From Protest to Prison and Back again - Brian Terrell
 

2013 Conference Schedule and Structure

The Predator by Jack Gilroy

Friday, August 16 at 7 PM

We are delighted to announced there will be a staged reading of The Predator by Jack Gilroy. Jack will be with us to comment on the play after the reading along with Ray McGovern and Brian Terrell. Q&A will follow. This promises to be an exciting evening. 

A potluck dinner will start at 5:30 PM.

Saturday begins at 9 AM with Ray McGovern. More inside . . . . 

Tickets, Prices, and Answers to Questions

There are a number of options for participating in the

15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference.

Directions to The National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine

Directions: Take the NYS Thruway to exit 28, Fonda/Fultonville. Turn left after exiting, then right over the bridge. Turn left on Route 5. Proceed approximately 1½ miles (through Fonda, staying on Route 5) to the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine. The Shrine is on the right.

Places To Stay

If you wish to stay in Fonda, Friday night there are a variety of options.

Franciscan Friars of Fonda and Supporters

We wish to express our deep appreciation to the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine and the Franciscan Friars of Fonda for hosting the 15th Annual Kateri Teka

The Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference - About our Conference - A Brief History

The Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference began in 1998 with the Prisoners of Conscience Interfaith Pilgrimage to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas. The first two years were actually pilgrimages to close the now infamous U.S. Army School of the Americas/WHINSEC at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The pilgrimages began at the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, New York and walked to the Capital in Albany. In 1999 a large rally was held at the Capital with many notable speakers including Bishop Howard Hubbard, Chief Jake Swamp and others.  More inside . . . .