Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Int'l Day of Peace at Presby Church

The Presbyterian Church and the Friends (Quaker) Meeting are jointly holding a service to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2 pm. The program will be held at the Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs.

Bill Meers, of the Dayton Peace Museum , will speak on this year’s, UN International Day of Peace theme, Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future. Rev. Derrick Weston, minister of the Presbyterian Church and Director of the Coretta Scott King Center at Antioch College , will talk about the spirituality of peacemaking. Dr. Carl Hyde, an activist against the death penalty and a member of the Friends (Quaker) Meeting will focus his remarks on the injustice of the United States penal system.

The program also features the Peace Choir conducted by Cathy Roma, director of the acclaimed Muse Choir of Cincinnati. Additionally, the Presbyterian Church choir will perform. Refreshments and conversation in Westminster Hall will follow the program.

Since its inception in 1981, Peace Day has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world commemorating this day.

For more information call Rev. Derrick Weston, Presbyterian Church minister, 937-767-7751, or Steve Roberts, Yellow Springs Friends (Quaker) Meeting Peace and Social Justice Committee Clerk, 937-233-5577