People for Peace, Justice and Healing met October 8, 2005, at Associated Ministries. Present for check-in were: Scott, Sallie, Karen, Vivi, Karen, Sharon, Mark, Katherine, Sheila, Kyle and Gracie. General discussion.


About eight people participated in the C/C held last Tuesday. Karen reported that the C/C group had some questions and discussion about facilitation and how the question is chosen each week. Various suggestions were made -- if participants have a question they would like to see discussed submit it to Saturday PJH group; questions be put on paper, paper dropped in hat and then "winning" question is picked from hat; facilitators pre-prepare their own question; questions be published ahead of time (after Saturday a.m. meeting) on PJH website; PJH Saturday group continue to develop questions to avoid "chaos"; questions not be published ahead of time on PJH website. (I think they are currently published on website after Saturday meeting.) Next Tuesday's facilitator is Carolyn. The question: Whose responsibility is it to respond to natural disasters?

Sallie passed out tickets and publicity material for Rawson fundraiser for the Interfaith Summer Camp coming in Summer 2006. Fundraiser is at the Antique Sandwich Shop on November 5. We are planning for about 100 people. Discussion.


UFPPC Book Group: Monday, October 10 and 17th, Mark's Monday night book group will discuss Chris Hedges' books WAR IS A FORCE THAT GIVES US MEANING and LOSING MOSES ON THE FREEWAY: THE 10 COMMANDMENTS IN AMERICA. Chris Hedges will speak at UPS in Schneebeck Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13.

Mark Jensen will speak at First United Methodist Church at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 9.

Quaker Meeting House, October 9 - celebratrion and "open house" for their new Yurt.

Jose "Chencho" Alas, current executive director of Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America and former friend and advisor of Archbishop Romero of El Salvador will speak at St. Leo's on October 23 at 7 p.m.