Church of the Brethren International Peace Advocate to speak at AU’s MLK Day Celebration

Church of the Brethren International Peace Advocate to speak at AU’s MLK Day Celebration

12/16/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration with speaker Donald Miller on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Donald Miller's message, which is titled “Just Peace,” will highlight Martin Luther King's condemnation of militarism and advocacy of creative alternatives. Professor Emeritus at Bethany Theological Seminary and former general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, Miller was involved in the "Decade to Overcome Violence" initiative of the World Council of Churches.

From 2000 to 2010, Miller coordinated a number of conferences with other Historic Peace Churches throughout the world that aimed to address the root causes of violence, the role of peacemakers, and the needs of victims while challenging the widespread idea of a “just war.” Miller's advocacy of a “just peace” as an alternative is deeply informed by his international experiences with peacemaking. 

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