Peace program at Court Street United Methodist Dec. 27
From press release
Jim Winkler, general secretary of the United Methodist’s Board of Church & Society with offices on Capitol Hill and in the United Nations, will speak at a luncheon, “Why We Love War and Hate Peace,” at Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court St., Rockford, Sunday, Dec. 27.
Lunch ($15 for reservations) begins at 12:30 p.m., and the program (free and open to the public) begins at 1:30 p.m.
Send luncheon reservations to Rockford Urban Ministries, 201 Seventh St., Rockford, IL 61104, or call (815) 964-7111.
Winkler spoke out against the idea of going to war in Iraq in August 2002, and has been a steadfast opponent ever since. Years later, 109 bishops repented for their failure to speak early and often against the war.
From the Dec. 9-15, 2009 issue
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