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Conference on "Peacemaking in the Home, School, and Community" To Be Held Nov. 11

SOURCE: Friends School of Baltimore and Stony Run Friends Meeting
Keynote speakers include Colman McCarthy and David J. Smith, national experts in how to teach peace and mediate conflicts.
On Saturday, November 11, a one-day conference on "Peacemaking in the Home, School, and Community" will be held at Friends School of Baltimore. The event, intended for educators, parents, and concerned citizens, will focus on how individuals can make a difference.

Keynote speakers include Colman McCarthy, Director of the Center for Teaching Peace, and David J. Smith Senior Program Officer of the United States Institute of Peace. McCarthy, a former Washington Post columnist and reporter, is the author of six books, including I’d Rather Teach Peace. Smith is a Fulbright Scholar and former lawyer specializing in family mediation who has taught and developed curriculum in a variety of educational settings.

Over 30 workshops and presentations will be offered, including conflict management and resolution in the classroom, developing a peace curriculum Integrating peace topics into any discipline, case studies in war prevention, creative responses to bullying; reflections on spirituality and peace; community mediation; and environmental issues affecting world peace.

There will also be a presentation by Elie Nahimana, General Secretary of the Burundi Quaker Yearly Meeting. Nahimana is involved in the African Great Lakes Initiative, which promotes peace and reconciliation through programs in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hours for the event are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch are included with the registration fee, which is $50 if registered before October 23; $60 if registered between Oct. 23 and 30; and $70 after Oct. 30. Student rates are $15, $25 and $35, respectively.

For more details and access to registration forms, visit For other information, call (443) 703-2590.

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This story was published on October 13, 2006.