Practical PeacebuildingThe deadline to register for Practical Peacebuilding, a new joint program of Candler and The General Theological Seminary (GTS), has been extended to November 15.

Practical Peacebuilding, which will be held January 9-12, 2013, at the Desmond Tutu Center on the GTS campus in New York, is an ecumenical program designed for clergy, other church leaders, and anyone interested in learning practical skills in conflict transformation.

Two Candler faculty will lead the program. Luther E. Smith Jr., professor of church and community, is a renowned expert on congregational renewal, community activism, and the spirituality of theologian Howard Thurman. Ellen Ott Marshall, associate professor of Christian ethics and conflict transformation, is a leading authority on religious peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Bernard LaFayette Jr., Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence at Candler, will deliver the closing keynote address. Lafayette is a longtime civil rights activist, organizer, and an authority on nonviolent social change. 

To learn more about the program and to register:

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