Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America Nov27-Dec2 '10

A photo album from the Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America, held Nov27-Dec2 2010 in the Dominican Republic with representatives from the Friends (Quakers), Mennonites, and Church of the Brethren. Photos by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford.
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The Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America
The Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America

Banner for Historic Peace Church conference in Santo Domingo
Banner for Historic Peace Church conference in Santo Domingo

The central courtyard at the Acuarium Hotel
The central courtyard at the Acuarium Hotel

Meeting and getting to know each other over breakfast
Meeting and getting to know each other over breakfast

Donald Miller reviews history of Decade to Overcome Violence
Donald Miller reviews history of Decade to Overcome Violence

The congregation gathers for Sunday morning worship
The congregation gathers for Sunday morning worship

Alix Lozano was the Sunday morning preacher
Alix Lozano was the Sunday morning preacher

Conference-goers receive translation in English
Conference-goers receive translation in English

The scripture is read
The scripture is read

Lozano preaches at local Mennonite church
Lozano preaches at local Mennonite church

Enjoying the grounds at the Catholic retreat center
Enjoying the grounds at the Catholic retreat center

Orchids growing in the gardens at the retreat center
Orchids growing in the gardens at the retreat center

Relaxing while waiting for retreat rooms to be ready
Relaxing while waiting for retreat rooms to be ready

John Driver reviews theological foundation for peace
John Driver reviews theological foundation for peace

Sunday evening devotions
Sunday evening devotions

Greetings from the Friends World Committee for Consultation
Greetings from the Friends World Committee for Consultation

Adriana Cabrera gives a Quaker foundation for peace
Adriana Cabrera gives a Quaker foundation for peace

Cabrera fields a question and answer session
Cabrera fields a question and answer session

Participants in a meeting during the conference
Participants in a meeting during the conference

Presentation from the Mennonite Church in Honduras
Presentation from the Mennonite Church in Honduras

Luis Matias-Cruz talks about his work in Oaxaca, Mexico
Luis Matias-Cruz talks about his work in Oaxaca, Mexico

Participants concentrate during a session
Participants concentrate during a session

A coffee break
A coffee break

One of the books on display
One of the books on display

A report from the Abajo las Armas campaign
A report from the Abajo las Armas campaign

An impromptu backrub break during the meetings
An impromptu backrub break during the meetings

Jorge Lafitte of American Friends Service Committee
Jorge Lafitte of American Friends Service Committee

One of the small groups
One of the small groups

Hilda Parada leads evening devotions
Hilda Parada leads evening devotions

A candle is lit
A candle is lit

Elizabeth Soto offers blessing and challenge for women and men
Elizabeth Soto offers blessing and challenge for women and men

Alexandre Goncalves presents a Brethren peace church perspective
Alexandre Goncalves presents a Brethren peace church perspective

Jean Bily Telfort of the Church of the Brethren in Haiti
Jean Bily Telfort of the Church of the Brethren in Haiti

Cards with key phrases are laid out on the floor
Cards with key phrases are laid out on the floor

Participants choose cards that represent best concepts on peace
Participants choose cards that represent best concepts on peace

'Let your lives speak'
'Let your lives speak'

Participants respond to 1st draft of document to come from conf.
Participants respond to 1st draft of document to come from conf.

Irvin Heishman introduces the alternative tour of colonial sites
Irvin Heishman introduces the alternative tour of colonial sites

The statue of Fray Anton de Montesinos
The statue of Fray Anton de Montesinos

Conference participants surround a quote from Montesino's sermon
Conference participants surround a quote from Montesino's sermon

One of the tour groups eating at a Santo Domingo restaurant
One of the tour groups eating at a Santo Domingo restaurant

Evening worship and fellowship at a Mennonite church
Evening worship and fellowship at a Mennonite church

Conference participants are introduced
Conference participants are introduced

A Christmastime treat
A Christmastime treat

Set up for webcasts
Set up for webcasts

The Brethren group gathers
The Brethren group gathers

The group of Mennonite participants
The group of Mennonite participants

The three-member committee formulating a final document
The three-member committee formulating a final document

Mendoza 'New Anointing' Church of the Brethren
Mendoza 'New Anointing' Church of the Brethren

The closing service ends with footwashing
The closing service ends with footwashing


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