Archbishop Justin Welby joins April Episcopal Church event

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace is meant to challenge epidemic of violence

Posted Mar 21, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined the roster the plenary speakers at a special Episcopal Church gathering, Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence April 9-11 at the Reed Center and Sheraton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Diocese of Oklahoma).

Plenary addresses, presentations, workshops and panel discussions will examine violence in all its forms in society, with a hard look at what can be done.

There is still time to register here.

Event information is here.

On April 9, Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace begins with dinner and opening plenary presentations by Bishop Edward Konieczny of the Diocese of Oklahoma on “Why Are We Here” and Bishop Eugene Sutton, Diocese of Maryland, on “The Theology of Violence and Peace.”

On April 10, following morning worship, Archbishop Welby will address the gathering, followed by a selection of workshops. Chuck Jackson will present an interactive discussion “Let It Begin With Me” on that afternoon, followed by a panel addressing Episcopal responses to violence. The day concludes with workshop sessions in the afternoon and evening.

On April 11, Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace will feature worship, intentional community conversations, and workshop opportunities in the morning. In the afternoon, the conference will visit the Oklahoma City Memorial Dinner will be held at the cathedral of the Diocese of Oklahoma followed by Eucharist with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preaching.

The panel participants and the list of workshops are located here.

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Note:  Participants need to make their own lodging reservations. Check for information here.