Coffee Talk to discuss international peace

Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee will host a Coffee Talk on “Promoting International Peace in Time of War” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, 4848 Turner St.

Special guest will be Mendelson Davila, who is the coordinator for Central America and Mexico in the Reconciliation and Mission Program for the Presbyterian Church. He will speak on human rights and the children of Central America. His program includes the video Metal and Glass, following the children of the garbage dumps of Managua.

Mendelson founded the movement called “Christian Mission in the Jails.” He was a founder, guitarist, vocalist and leader of the musical group Apostle, well known in Nicaragua for its ecumenical work.

After his return to Nicaragua, he became pastor of Christian Mission Church for 27 years. He is now developing a pilot peace project in Nicaragua. He has traveled throughout Central America and the U.S.

Coffee Talks are free and open to the public, and presented every Monday evening, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, 4848 Turner St. Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee sponsors the Coffee Talks, with an assist from Rockford Urban Ministries, the Social Responsibilities Committee of the UU Church, and friends of George LaForrest and Rev. John Breck.

For more information, call Stanley Campbell, director of Rockford Urban Ministries, at 964-7111.

From the Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2005, issue

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