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Welcome to the Peace Forum Webcast Vault!
Here you will find all the available previous recordings from Peace Forum.

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009


Fall 2014 Peace Forum Sessions:

Evie Shellenberger

 

Nov. 20- Welcome to Iran- Evie and Wally Shellenberger

view webcast recording (49:57)

 

 

Steve Stone

 

Nov. 13- Mental Health and the Faith Community- Steve Stone

view webcast recording (53:01)

 

 

Erica Weiland

 

Nov. 6- National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC)- Erica Weiland

view webcast recording (55:05)

 

 

Nick Patler

 

Oct. 30- International Conference of the Ahmadiyya Islamic Society- Nick Patler

view webcast recording (44:49)

 

 

Tommy Wren

 

Oct. 9-  Friends Committee on National Legislation- Tommy Wren

view webcast recording (36:54)

 

 

Tibetan Monks

 

Oct. 2-  Tibetan Monks on the Current Situation in Tibet

view webcast recording (47:07)

 

 

Jim Higginbotham

 

Sept. 18-  Towards a Pastoral Theology of Incarceration- Jim Higginbotham

view webcast recording (50:00)

 

  

Sharlene George

 

Sept. 11-  Open Arms- Sharlene George

view webcast recording (41:13)

 

 

Scott Holland

 

Sept. 4-  Get to Know Your Forum- Peace Forum Committee

view webcast recording (20:19)

 


 

Spring 2014 Peace Forum Sessions:

Jenn Quijano

 

Jan. 30- Learning Tour of Nepal- Jenn Quijano

view webcast recording (58:20)

 

 

Peggy Faw Gish

 

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

view webcast recording (52:01)

 

 

Shayne Petty

 

Feb. 13- Evangelical Perspectives on Peace- Shayne Petty

view webcast recording (49:31)

 

 

Beena Sebastian

 

Feb. 20- Cultural Academy for Peace in India- Beena Sebastian

view webcast recording (55:18)

 

 

Steve Olshewsky

 

Feb. 27- How you can Abolish the Death Penalty?- Steve Olshewsky

view webcast recording (49:13)

 

 

Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey

 

Mar. 6- Girls Inc.- Beth Harrick and Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey

view webcast recording (46:34)

 

 

Dwight Wilson

 

Mar. 13- Human Rights and Mass Incarceration- Dwight Wilson

view webcast recording (51:50)

 

 

Samuel Sarpiya

 

Mar. 27- Non-violence and Social Justice in Rockford, IL- Samuel Sarpiya

view webcast recording (43:23)

 

 

Josh Brown

 

Apr. 3- Becoming an Open and Affirming Congregation- Josh Brown

view webcast recording (41:32)

 

 

Jim Grossnickle-Batterton

 

Apr. 10- Catholic Worker Movement- Jim Grossnickle-Batterton

view webcast recording (49:30)

 

 

Don Miller

 

Apr. 17- Just Peace Movement- Don Miller

view webcast recording (46:47)

 

 

Steve Angell

 

Apr. 24- Bayard Rustin- Steve Angell

view webcast recording (43:54)

 

 

Jennie Kiffmeyer

 

May 1- Stories from Thresholds- Jennie Kiffmeyer and Friends

view webcast recording (52:24)

 

 


Fall 2013 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                                    (return to top)

Karen Duhai

 

Sept. 5- Introduction to Peace Forum- The Peace Forum Committee

view webcast recording (29:45)

 

 

 

Jen Scarr

 

Sept. 12- Stories from Palestine- Jen Scarr

view webcast recording (39:26)

 

 

Lonnie Valentine

 

Sept. 19- Peace Tax Fund- Lonnie Valentine

view webcast recording (46:15)

 

 

Ahmadiyya Imam

 

Sept. 26- Muslims for Peace- Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Dayton

view webcast recording (48:15)

 

 

David Niyonzima

 

Oct. 3- Peace and Trauma Work in Africa- David Niyonzima

view webcast recording (44:09)

 

 

Sophie Ottoni-Wilhelm

 

Oct. 24- Human Trafficking in Nepal- Sophie Ottoni-Wilhelm

view webcast recording (59:32)

 

 

Gilbert Romero

 

Oct. 31- Peace and Music- Bittersweet Gospel Band

view webcast recording (46:25)

 

 

Ben Brazil

 

Nov. 7- Travel, Tourism, and Ethics- Ben Brazil

view webcast recording (58:06)

 

 

Enten Eller

 

Nov. 14- Resisting the Draft- Enten Eller

view webcast recording (49:05)

 

 

Bob Gross

 

Nov, 21- 3000 Miles for Peace- Bob Gross

view webcast recording (45:20)

 

 

 


Spring 2013 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                               (return to top)

Alana Kinarsky and Ann Marie Roderick

 

Jan. 31: Ann Marie Roderick and Alana Kinarsky from Interfaith Youth Core

view webcast recording (45:16)

 

 

Becky McKimmy

 

Feb. 7: Monica Rice and Becky McKimmy: Crafty Peace

view webcast recording (34:13)

 

 

 

Glenn Brumbaugh

 

Feb. 14: Glenn Brumbaugh:Palestine II

view webcast recording (37:37)

 

 

 

David Carlson

 

Feb. 21: Dr. David Carlson:Shoulder to Shoulder

view webcast recording (51:19)

 

 

 

David Radcliff

 

Feb. 28: David Radcliff from New Community Project

view webcast recording (47:10)

 

 

 

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

 

Mar. 7: Ruthann Knechel Johansen on Peace and Literature

view webcast recording (46:21)

 

 

 

Angelina Carpenter

 

Mar. 14: Angelina Carpenter- "Facing Down Racism in East Tennessee"

view webcast recording (46:30)

 

 

 

Jackie Speicher

 

Mar. 21: Terry Hauger, Jackie Speicher, and Ann Barnhart on Disability Awareness Month

view webcast recording (47:47)

 

 

Bill Schuerer

 

April 4: Bill Schuerer from On Earth Peace

view webcast recording (46:55)

 

 

 

Kirsten Leloudis and Mason George

 

Apr. 11: Kirsten Leloudis and Mason George from Miller Farm

view webcast recording (35:56)

 

 

Dean Johnson

 

Apr. 18: Dean Johnson- "We Have not been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America"

view webcast recording (52:29)

 

 


Fall 2012 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                                    (return to top)

Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey

 

Aug. 30: Peace Forum Committee:  Introduction to Peace Forum

view webcast recording (22:04)

 

 

 

Rick Polhamus

 

Sept. 6: Rick Polhamus- Whose Story Is It?

view webcast recording (51:40)

 

 

Susan Issacs

 

Sept. 13: Susan Issacs- The Wayne Township Trustee

view webcast recording (32:34)

 

 

 

Dylan Haro

 

Sept. 20: Dylan Haro- A Summer I Will Never Forget

view webcast recording (31:48)

 

 

 

Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm

 

Sept. 27: Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm- Preaching Peace and Justice Among Us

view webcast recording (42:21)

 

 

Glenn Brumbaugh

 

Oct. 6: Glenn Brumbaugh- Palestine- Then and Now

view webcast recording (51:31)

 

 

 

Craig Goodworth

 

Oct. 18: Craig Goodworth- The Phoenix Project

view webcast recording (59:59)

 

 

 

Sharlene George

 

Oct.  25: Sharlene George- New Socks

view webcast recording (41:47)

 

 

 

Carol Hunter

 

Nov. 1: Carol Hunter- Woman and Politics: What's Going On?

view webcast recording (50:07)

 

 

 

Judi Hetrick

 

Nov. 8: Judi Hetrick- Revisioning the News: Peace and Journalism Part 1

view webcast recording (43:54)

 

 

Peace Journalism

 

Nov. 15: Earlham College Peace Journalism Class- Revisioning the News: Peace and Journalism Part 2

view webcast recording (44:14)

 

 

Dan Ulrich

 

Nov. 29: Dan Ulrich's Gospel of Peace Class - A Biblical Theology of Peacemaking

view webcast recording (56:40)

 

 


Spring 2012 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                                    (return to top)

Jan. 26: Peace Forum Committee: ​Hunger BanquetHunger Banquet

view webcast recording (15:37)

 

 

 

 

Laura ArendtFeb. 2: Laura Arendt - Open Arms Ministries

view webcast recording (46:22)

 

 

 

 

Abbey Pratt-HarringtonFeb.9: Abbey Pratt-Harrington and Erin Hougland - Japan Today

​view webcast recording (49:13)

 

 

 

 

Jerry BowenFeb. 16: Jerry Bowen - Tikkun Olam

​view webcast recording (54:23)

 

 

 

 

Jordan BlevinsFeb. 23: Jordan Blevins - Just Peace and the Church of the Brethren

view webcast recording (43:01)

 

 

 

 

James TaylorMar. 1: James Taylor - Prison Ministry at the Peace Learning Center

​view webcast recording (40:19)

 

 

 

Vivian FinnellMar. 8: Vivian Finnell - Not to Believers Like Us (N2BLU): Domestic Violence

view webcast recording (42:44)

 

 

 

March 15: No Peace Forum - Spring Break

 

Kurt RitchieMar. 22: Kurt Ritchie -  Sustainable Healthcare

​view webcast recording (48:27)

 

 

 

 

Anna WoofendenMar. 29: Anna Woofenden and Matt Gross - Bread for the World

view webcast recording (50:29)

 

 

 

 

Apr. 5: Steve Cleaver- Take Back the Night: Stories of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

(​Due this program's personal content, a webcast is not available)

 

Jeff Myers

 

Apr. 12: Jeff Myers- The Way of Love, The Way of the Cross: A.J. Muste's Theology of Pacifism

view webcast recording (49:04)

 

 

 

Bob Hunter

 

Apr. 19: Bob Hunter- Dominionism

view webcast recording (57:17)

 

 

 

Ruth Neff

Apr. 26: Steve Angell, Ruth Neff, and Sam Neff- Iran

view webcast recording (1:04)

 

 

 


Fall 2011 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                                         (return to top)

Erin HouglandSept. 15: Erin Hougland and Josh Abel- Not-For-Profit Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic: Providing Free Legal Services to those in Need

view webcast recording (33:57)

 

 

 

Scott Holland

Sept. 22: Scott Holland - Just Peace: Reflections from the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation

view webcast recording (32:47)

 

 

 

John Muhanji

Sept. 29: John Muhanji- Peacebuilding: The Quaker Opportunities in the Horn of Africa

view webcast recording (32:09)

 

 

 

 

Christopher Sammond

​Oct. 6: Christopher Sammond- ​We are Called to be Faithful, Not Effective, But...

view webcast recording (27:42)

 

 

 

Oct. 13: No Peace Forum- Fall Break

 

Stephanie Crumley-Effinger

​Oct. 20: ESR Faculty- ​Stories from Kenya/Rwanda

view webcast recording (39:54)

 

 

 

​Oct. 27: Jon Watts- ​The Burden of Vision: Carrying a Call to Peace in a Non-Peaceful Society

(no webcast available)

 

David Johns

​Nov. 3: David Johns- ​Liberation Theology

view webcast recording (41:51)

 

 

 

 

Deanna Brown

​Nov. 10: Deanna Brown- ​Cultural Connections: Women Weaving Worlds

view webcast recording (50:10)

 

 

 

Silas Wanjali

​Nov. 17: Silas Wanjala- ​Hope for Africa: The Gospel Message of Nonviolence

view webcast recording (36:36)

 

 

Jenny Kiffmeyer

​Dec. 1: Jenny Kiffmeyer and Faith Woodside- ​Hungry for Justice, Thirsty for Forgiveness: Stories of Peace

view webcast recording (39:48)

 

 

 


Spring 2011 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                                    (return to top)

Kristy Shellenberger

Jan. 27: Kristy Shellenberger - Coming Around to the Goddess: A Personal Journey of Transformation and Discovery

view webcast recording (50:51)

 

 

 

Feb. 3: Marcia Smith-Woods- Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries Energy Work: A Hands-On, Prayerful Form of Becoming Open to God's Healing Inner Peace and Light

(Presenter could not attend due to ice storm....)

 

Ann Marie ThompsonFeb. 10: Ann Marie Thompson Giving Back to Africa: Concept and Practice, Passion and Action

view webcast recording (1:00)

 

 

 

Dean JohnsonFeb. 17: Dean Johnson – White Privilege and Racism:  The Narratives and Everyday Praxis of White Christians

view webcast recording (54:28)

 

 

 

Feb. 24: Sharon Rab – Honoring Literature that Makes for PeaceSharon Rab

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mar. 3: Global Women’s Project – Giving Birth to a New WorldNan Erbaugh

 

 

 

Getry Agizah

Mar. 10: Getry Agizah - Friends Church Peace Teams: Healing from and Preventing Election Violence in Kenya
 
 
 
 
 

 

Kelsey Timmerman

Mar. 24: Kelsey Timmerman - Common Threads: Searching for Community in our Globalized
 

 

 

 

Mar. 31: Allan Kauffman - Civic engagement: The good, the bad and the uglyAllan Kauffman

 

 

 

 

Apr. 7:  Sally Hutton - Civic engagement with the Mayor of RichmondSally Hutton

 

 

 

 

Apr. 14:   City Council CandidatesMissy Hollis

 

 

 

 

Apr. 21:  Mayoral CandidatesBob Goodwin

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 28: Steve Olshewsky - Working for a Peace Tax FundSteve Olshewsky

 

 

 

 


Fall 2010 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                                         (return to top)

Aug. 26: Welcome back! Introductions: "What is Peace Forum?"

view webcast recording (13:56)

 

Sept. 2: Adrienne Lowe, ESR grad, "From the Full Plate to the Wide World: Engaging Young Adults with Interfaith Hospitality"

view webcast recording (41:58)

 

RachelSept. 9: Rachel Stacy, ESR student and EC alum, "Re-imagining Socially Constructed Myths to Facilitate Inter-Religious Dialogue."

view webcast recording (41:29)

 

 

 

HunterSept. 16: Daniel Hunter, EC alum and Trainer at Training for Change, "There Is No Safe Space: Diversity and Privilege."

view webcast recording (1:02)

 

 

 

 

Rick

Sept. 23: Rick Polhamus, On Earth Peace and Christian Peacemaker Teams, The Foolish Path of Peace.

view webcast recording (1:05)

 

 

 

DavidSept. 30: David Young, founder of Capstone, Rebuilding Homes and Hearts in New Orleans

view webcast recording (49:21)

 

 

 

WellingOct. 7: Welling Hall, Politics Professor at Earlham College, Working for Peace on Capitol Hill.

view webcast recording (1:03)

 

 

Roland and CindiOct. 14: Roland Kreager and Cindi Goslee of Right Sharing of World Resources, Sustainable Community Development, Right Sharing of World Resources.

view webcast recording (59:23)

 

 

October 21: Break, No Peace Forum

 

LindseyOct. 28: Lindsey Frye, Bethany student, Awakening to the Female Divine: A Way of Justice

view webcast recording-part 1 (37:08)
view webcast recording-part 2 (24:37)

(A power outage resulted in the loss of a minute, and the recording being divided into two parts.)

 

Thor

Nov. 4: Thor Hogan, Earlham Politics Professor,Tea Partiers and the Battle for Control of the Republican Party.

view webcast recording (47:45)

 

 

 

KauffmanNov. 11: Nick Miller Kauffman, Bethany student, A Myth to Save our Time.

view webcast recording (55:34)

 

 

 

GrossNov. 18: Rachel Gross, founder of Death Row Support Project, Radical Relationship-building with People on Death Row.

view webcast recording (51:08)

 

 

ShellenbergersDec. 2: Evie & Wally Shellenberger, Loving Across Religion and Politics in Iran.

view webcast recording (50:00)

 


Spring 2010 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                                    (return to top)
 

Series: Otherness

Jan. 28Denise Bullock, Professor of Sociology at Indiana University East, Sociology of Otherness

Feb. 4: Charles Watson, Professor of Philosophy, African and African American Studies and Human Development and Social Relations at Earlham College, Loving our Enemies: Philosophy of Otherness,

Feb. 11: Scott Holland, Professor of Peace Studies, Public Theology and Cross-Cultural Studies at Bethany Seminary, Radical Hospitality & Walt Whitman.

Feb. 18: David Johns, Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion, Theology of Otherness.

Feb. 25David Fraccaro, Interfaith Youth Core Outreach and Education Trainer, Welcoming the Stranger Initiative, Immigration, Religious Pluralism and Otherness.

Mar. 4: Cliff Kindy, Christian Peacemaker Teams member and farmer, Dehumanization and Illegal Detention of Arab and Arab Americans

Mar. 11: Nick Miller Kauffman, Bethany student and Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation member & Michael Jackson, Professor of Psychology at Earlham College, Breaking the Silence: Effects of Military Dehumanization on Israeli Soldiers

Mar. 18: Spring Break, no Peace Forum

Series: "Isms"

Mar. 25Ron Church, Director of the Human Rights Commission and Josh Williams, Human Rights Commissioner, Local Dis/ability activism

Apr. 1: Carol Hunter Earlham Professor of History, Peace and Global Studies and African & African American Studies and Bob Hunter Multiculturalism and Justice Specialist for InterVarsity, Fannie Lou Hamer to Henry Louis Gates: Intersections of racism and classism

Apr. 8: Tom Benevento, Farmer, earth care activist and radical hostRadical Hospitality with One Another and the Earth,

Apr. 15: Ivonne Flores, Earlham senior Women's Studies major and Daryl Greene, President of Richmond's Community Council on Disability Awareness, Body, performance and dis/ability,

Apr. 22Malinda Berry, Professor of Theology at Bethany Seminary, Beth Harrick, Director of Girls' Incorporated of Wayne CountyAnti-sexism movements.

Apr. 29: Carol Wise, Director of the Brethren Mennonite Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Interests, Elder LGBTQ Experiences.

 


Fall 2009 Peace Forum Sessions:                                                                         (return to top)

Sept. 3: Ruthann Johansen, President of Bethany Theological Seminary, "Peace Education at Bethany"

Sept. 10: Scott Holland, Professor of Peace Studies, Bethany Theological Seminary, "International Education and Peace"

Sept. 17: Bill Morse, Director, "Digging Up Landmines With a Stick"

Learn more about the Cambodian Landmine Relief Fund

Sept. 24: Jerry Knutson, ESR student, "Prison Visitation and Quakers"

Oct. 1: Jana Schroeder, Bonner Scholars Program, "Prophets of Change: Advocating for a More Humane Criminal Justice System"

Oct. 8: Joy Ellison, Earlham PAGS alum, "One Hill at a Time: Supporting Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance" 

Learn more about Christian Peacemaker Teams.

Oct. 15: Jay Marshall, Dean of ESR, "Made in the USA, Reassembled Abroad"

Oct. 29: Aaron Nell, Positive Alternatives Program, "Adolescents creatively engaging moral reasoning through play"

Nov. 5: Chris Buice, Unitarian Universalist pastor and ESR grad, "Recovering from Congregational Trauma"

Learn more about the shooting at the Tennessee Valley UU Church last July

Nov. 12: Allan Winkler, Professor of Contemporary American History at U of Miami, Ohio, and biographer of Pete Seeger, "Peace, Pete Seeger, and the Power of Song"

Nov. 19: Gerald Mast, Professor of Religion at Bluffton College, "Defenseless Christianity: Theology for a Nonviolent Church"

(return to main Peace Forum page)


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Jennifer Jensen
(MDiv Connections)

JenniferWhen my husband, parents, and I arrived at Bethany Theological Seminary for my long-awaited visit, I was giddy, to say the least! My whole life led to that moment and that weekend. I could not believe my dream was coming true! From the moment we arrived, we were treated with the utmost respect and hospitality. Not only did the staff and faculty put together an amazing weekend for me, they welcomed my questions, comments, or concerns we had and did it with complete openness which shined through in every person we visited. Everyone had a genuine interest in me, my husband, and my life. I truly felt like each person wanted to help me be sure this is where I was meant to be. I had the opportunity to sit in several classes, which was an absolutely remarkable and enlightening opportunity that only affirmed how excited I am to sit in those classes myself. In addition, I had the opportunity to visit with current students and recent graduates, getting a true sense of how Bethany affects and changes a person's life.