Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Empowering Peacemakers






Today begins the Third International Women's Peace Conference in Dallas.

This is truly an international event. Speakers are scheduled from the United States, South Africa, the Philippines, Switzerland, and Turkey, in addition to Nobel Peace Prize winners!

Scheduled Nobel Peace Prize winners include:
Betty Williams, Northern Ireland
Jody Williams, United States
Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Guatemala

I was inspired just reading the schedule which includes speakers and topics. There are many varied topics such as human rights, spirituality, education, conflict environments, and perspectives on war. Each topic focuses on women and peace.

For a list of peacemakers, both women and men, check here. This is a conference from the women's perspective, but men are welcome, too.

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2 comments:

Anne McCrady said...

Vicki,

I hope I can look forward to seeing you at the conference where we women can give evidence that peace has a place in Texas, in America and in the world!

Vicki said...

I wish I could attend! Right now I am not going anywhere, but surely that won't last forever.

This conference looks so powerful! Just the list of presentations and presenters is inspiring. Excuse my envy. Enjoy your time there.

I hope the play goes well.