Starting Date: 11-03-2006
Ending Date: 11-05-2006
San Antonio Mennonite Church
San Antonio, Texas
United StatesMennonite Central Committee US is
sponsoring a conference on counter-recruitment which will be held at the
San Antonio Mennonite Church, San Antonio, Texas, November 3-5, 2006.
The conference will bring together youth and adults from communities
heavily targeted by military recruitment to:
-equip congregations to help youth find meaningful non-military
opportunities for education, job training, employment, and leadership
-network and share resources and strategies for outreach in schools and
other public settings
-ground the work of counter recruitment in our commitment to Christ's way
of peace and reconciliation through worship and biblical study
Registration and program information will be available shortly.
Meanwhile, please put this event on your calendar and share this
announcement with others who may want to attend.
Who should attend: youth and young adults, youth sponsors and Sunday
school teachers, pastors and youth pastors, conference youth ministers,
peace committee members, school teachers and guidance counselors.
This inspiration for this conference comes from an Anabaptist
consultation in Elgin, IL in March of 2005, which focused on the
potential for military conscription. Given the strong military
recruitment efforts in communities burdened by poverty and racism, a
people-of-color caucus at the consultation issued a strong call for a
conference focusing on military recruitment. For more information on
counter-recruitment see: www.mcc.org/us/co/counter
Geographical Scope: National