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Agents of Peace in a Time of Fear

Taconic Retreat Center 64 White Dr. Red Hook, New York 12571

As featured in The Wall Street Journal. Read the article here.

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 In these days when acts of violence and hate speech are all too common, many find themselves fearful, with a sense of helplessness. We don't have to be. As followers of Christ, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers and reconcilers just as he was. This retreat aims to reinforce our trust in and dedication to the peacemaking work of Christ. Through reflection on scripture, prayer, and times of silence, participants will have opportunities to personally tap into that "peace that surpasses all understanding." Furthermore, they will consider ways to create safe and constructive dialog between those who have not had much positive conversation with each other regarding race, politics, class, or religion. And to help put faith into practice, they will be empowered with methods to use in their relationships and communities for positive responses to violence. Co-led by the Revs. Masud Ibn Syedullah and Garrett Mettler at Taconic Retreat Center in Milan, NY. Accommodations at the retreat center and all meals are included in the $300 registration cost. To find out more and to register visit www.taconicretreat.org or call 845-758-8764.