Peace in the Community - 19 May 2011


Stewards distributing ribbons that symbolize peace in the community to the participants. ©Nikos Kosmidis/WCC

Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson

Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, minister for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the United Church of Christ (USA) moderated the IEPC plenary session on peace in the community.

The sound of drums

Jamaican percussions and Dalit drums were sounded in the prayer service.

Dr Deborah Weissman

Dr Deborah Weissman, president of the International Council of Christians and Jews, criticized that some faith communities seize on “absolute truths” and leave no room for questioning authority.

The convocation tent

Plenary sessions at the IEPC take place in a giant tent, seating 1500 people.

Martin Luther King III

Press conference with Martin Luther King III. He is the eldest son of the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr and a human rights advocate.

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