The 2013 Kateri Peace Conference video,
a conference overview in 2.15 minutes.
We have exciting news! The Rev. Chris J. Antal will be leading our retreat this year,
Being Peace: Spiritual Disciplines for Sustaining Social Action
The Rev. Chris J. Antal is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and military chaplain recently returned from Afghanistan, after his “Veteran’s Day Confession for America” sermon earned him a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand and an early release from Active Duty. (http://www.questformeaning.org/reflecting/post/a-veterans-day-confession...) Rev. Antal preaches at congregations throughout the Northeast on the theme war healing and peacemaking, and has led Circles of Trust in congregations in Albany and Newburgh.
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.
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 . . . .
There are a number of options for participating in the
15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference.
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.
If you wish to stay in Fonda, Friday night there are a variety of options.
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 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 . . . .