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LunchtimePeace Forum is a weekly lunch and speaker series focusing on diverse peace and justice topics. The Bethany Theological Seminary, Earlham School of Religion, Earlham College and Richmond communities join together each week over a free, delicious lunch and rich conversation. We gather from 12-1pm every Thursday in the Earlham School of Religion Dining Room (228 College Avenue). All are welcome!


How is there a free lunch? We are grateful for a grant that covers many of our expenses from the John Baker Fund. Moreover, we all work together to provide devotions, lunch and clean-up. We also welcome donations! Contact Karen Duhai to add your name to the volunteer list.


Online Peace ForumLive Webcasts and Recordings:

Not on campus? Just log in as a Guest to the
Peace Forum webcast to participate live over the internet!

For those who cannot  attend in person, Peace Forum presentations are being webcast, so those at a distance can participate live as it happens. Additionally, these webcasts are being recorded, so most presentations can be viewed later.



Peace Forum Spring 2014 Schedule:

Jan. 30- Jenn Quijano- Nepal Learning Tour

Feb. 6- Peggy Faw Gish- Walking Through Fire: Iraqis' Struggle for Justice and Reconciliation

Feb. 13- Shayne Petty- Evangelical Perspectives of Peace

Feb. 20- Cultural Institute of Peace- Women's Issues

Feb. 27- Steve Olshewsky- Death Penalty

Mar. 6- Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey- Girls Inc.

Mar. 13- Dwight Wilson- Mass Incarceration

Mar. 20- Spring Break

Mar. 27- Samuel Sarpiya- Nonviolence and Social Change in Rockford, Illinois

Apr. 3- Josh Brown- Becoming an Open Congregation

Apr. 10- Jim Grossnickle-Batterton- Catholic Worker: A Primer on the Personalist Revolution

Apr. 17- Don Miller- Just Peace

Apr. 24- Steve Angell- Bayard Rustin

May 1- Jennie Kiffmeyer- Crossing Over: Threshold Stories


The complete Fall 2013 season is now available for viewing on the Previous Peace Forum Page!

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Contact Karen Duhai ( or Scott Holland ( if you have suggestions for Peace Forum topics and speakers!


Visit us on Facebook to learn more and discuss.





For further information regarding the webcast, please contact:

Enten EllerEnten Eller, Director of Electronic Communication and Educational Technology         765-983-1831

Brandon Hanks
(Master of Divinity)

BrandonI find great comfort in knowing that the gifts of God are irrevocable--that God is faithful even if we are faithless. My faith journey begins with the Church of the Brethren. I was raised in the church by my family going to Sunday school and attending worship each week. But as a teenager I found myself struggling in my understanding of the word of God. I wanted to own my faith. I wanted it to be a real and genuine confession, not one merely adopted through my family's tradition. It was during that time of exploration that God revealed my calling as a minister in God's church.