Anabaptist Peace Center and Church of the Brethren Witness sponsors first conference

Bridging Divides:  Uniting the Church for Peacemaking

April 11-12, 2008

Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.

This conference for pastors, theologians, service workers, academics, and laypersons will explore how the church can unite for mission despite political divides in order to our polarized communities.

Speakers include Myron Augsburger, keynote and plenary sessions with Michelle Armster, MCC US; Chris Bowman, pastor of Oakton Church of the Brethren; Steve Brown, of Calvary Community; and Phil Jones, director of the Church of the Brethren Witness/Washington Office. Adam Tice, Hyattsville Mennonite Church, will be the worship leader.

"How we talk when we disagree" is the pre-conference seminar led by Grant Rissler.

Participants will join the annual Hymn Sing for Peace is 5:00 pm on April 12.

To register and for more information, see or contact Keith Swartzendruber at 202-548-0010 or