16th Annual Kateri Peace Conference - 2014

Rise Up! Resist! Transform Now! Rocking the Boat For Peace

People all over the world are rising up and resisting. The imperatives are great and the well being of the world hangs in the balance.  Wars in Africa and the Middle East, “train bombs” in the port of Albany and oh brother, what a fracking mess.   We know what the problems are but what about the alternatives. The Kateri Interfaith Peace Conference are two days devoted to the alternatives starting with a mini retreat led by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton on Friday, August 15, 2014 and followed by our first ever river boat cruise on the summer lovely Mohawk, Friday evening. Saturday’s speakers feature Dr. Jill Stein, David Swanson, Steve Breyman and Kristin Christman who will bring us an alternative, life affirming vision, positive, practical solutions  and sustainable energy. Please join us n Friday, August 15  and Saturday, August 16, 2014.

Complete information about our Rocking the Boat River Cruise with Jill Stein and David Swanson is just inside.

We are delighted to announce Bishop Thomas Gumbleton will be leading our retreat, Friday, August 15, 2014 starting at 10 AM. 

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Active Love & Nonviolence with Bishop Gumbleton Our Friday morning retreat.

We are delighted to announce Bishop Thomas Gumbleton will be leading our retreat, Friday, August 15, 2014 starting at 10 AM.

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Presenters

We are pleased to announce that Jill Stein, David Swanson, Steve Breyman, Kristin Christman  are presenting at this year's conference. Friday evening will be a delightful river cruise on the Mohawk River and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton will be leading this year's retreat.                                                                                                                                    

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Conference Schedule and Structure

Friday, August 15, 2014

10:00 AM to 4:30 PM  Our spiritual retreat with Bishop Thomas Gumbleton 

Preregistration is required.  Complete details are provide under our retreat section.

Friday Evening, 7PM Rocking the Boat For Peace River Cruise  Preregistration is required.  Complete cruise info is in the top section "Rise Up! Resist! Transform Now! Rocking the Boat For Peace".

 

 

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Tickets, Prices, and Answers to Questions

There are a number of options for participating in the

16th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference.

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Directions to The National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine

Directions: Take the NYS Thruway to exit 28, Fonda/Fultonville. Turn left after exiting, then right over the bridge. Turn left on Route 5. Proceed approximately 1½ miles (through Fonda, staying on Route 5) to the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine. The Shrine is on the right.

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Places To Stay

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If you wish to stay in Fonda, Friday night there are a variety of options.

Franciscan Friars of Fonda and Supporters

We wish to express our deep appreciation to the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine and the Franciscan Friars of Fonda for hosting the 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference! Their continued support and hospitality allows us to come together in a peaceful and beautiful setting enhancing our reflections on peace. We are grateful.

 

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The Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference - About our Conference - A Brief History

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The Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference began in 1998 with the Prisoners of Conscience Interfaith Pilgrimage to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas. The first two years were actually pilgrimages to close the now infamous U.S. Army School of the Americas/WHINSEC at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The pilgrimages began at the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda, New York and walked to the Capital in Albany. In 1999 a large rally was held at the Capital with many notable speakers including Bishop Howard Hubbard, Chief Jake Swamp and others.  More inside . . . .