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Apr 30, 2013

Gather Round for Peace with Justice

We have some wonderful news! In two months, LPF members from across the U.S. will come together for discussion and fellowship, renewal and fun.

The National LPF Gathering will take place this July 4-7, and you are invited! Enjoy a variety of workshops, great speakers, music, fun, and fellowship in a delightful natural setting -- along a beautiful lagoon, surrounded by trees and flowers, with the Olympic Mountains as backdrop.

Join us for three days of learning, sharing, and support as we examine peacemaking strategies and vision, encourage one another, strengthen our network, and explore the potential of nonviolence — how it can be used to confront injustice, and express our compassion toward all. This coming together of LPF members will be enriched by being held with the annual northwest Fellowship of Reconciliation gathering. LPF members who have gone to this event for years say it is one of the most inspiring and effective peace and justice experiences they know of.

"So many things about the event are noteworthy – an LPF-led plenary panel on peace efforts in religious communities, a wonderful array of 21 workshops, terrific music, and time to enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable: charming cottages and meeting spaces, summer colors at their peak, mountains rising above the water to the west.

Join us as we strengthen and renew our commitment and understanding to continue this important work. Other features of the event include a half dozen activities in the arts, great meals including a salmon bake, and a room filled with peace books, crafts, and music. We can help with rides from the airport and scholarship assistance. (In fact, if you can't go yourself, there may be someone in your congregation or network who could do so, and come back and share what they've learned.  And you and a few others could help them with their travel and  registration costs if needed.)

Interested in joining us? For more information, you can contact our national coordinator Glen Gersmehl: ggersmehl@hotmail.com or 206-349-2501. Click on the following words for further information on speakers, workshop descriptions, the schedule, or logistics, as well as the registration form (in Word, pdf, or online), accomodations & services available, and directions to Seabeck. For general information, go to www.wwfor.org and click on Seabeck, then on the underlined topic you wish to explore.

Please share this information with others who might be interested, and please, consider being part of this extraordinary event!

Workshop descriptions: www.wwfor.org/projects/seabeck-conference-workshops/

Conference schedule: www.wwfor.org/projects/seabeck-conference-schedule-of-events/

General info with more links: www.wwfor.org/projects/seabeck-conference-2013/