Building Bridges – Healing Connections in a Broken World:
May the Beauty We Love Be What We Do

Doubletree Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
February 23-26, 2011

Complete details and registration information is available at

Friday, February 25 — Morning Workshops (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.)     


#1 Unpeeling the Layers of Privilege  Facilitator: Muriel Fox Alim, Program Director for the Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education (FAME) 


#2 From Service to Solidarity – Creating Communities of Inclusion   

Facilitators: Bill Farra, Community of Celebration; David Horvath, JustFaith Ministries in Louisville Kentucky.


#3 "Feed My Sheep" – Youth at Risk: a Conversation Sharing Best Practices  Facilitators: William "Will" D. Thompkins, Director of Community Outreach at The Pittsburgh Project; Jay Arthur Gilmer, Esq., Coordinator of Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime


#4 Community Investing in 2011- Our Assets at Work in Underserved Communities  Facilitator: Sue Lloyd, Episcopal Network for Economic Justice


Afternoon Worshops (2:00- 3:30 p.m.)


#5 Healing Dialogue to Communal Action – Interfaith Bridges in Pittsburgh  Facilitators: Deborah Fidel, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC); Susan Simons, Director of Youth Programming, PAJC; Phil Hallen, East End Cooperative Ministries; Diana Marin, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network; The Rev. Nate Rugh, Associate Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church.


#6 Creating Cultures of Peace – "MAP"ping a Movement   Facilitators: Wanda Guthrie, Episcopal Peace Fellowship; Scilla Wahrhaftig, American Friends Service Committee.


#7 Holy Water, Sacred Breath: Eco-Justice & Creation Care  Facilitators: Mark Dixon, Co-Founder of YERT, Your Environmental Road Trip; Dr. Conrad Dan Volz, Center for Healthy Environments & Communities, Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), Univ. of Pittsburgh.


#8 Justice for Workers: Churches & Ethical Practices Regarding Labor Facilitators: The Rev. Tim Yeager, UAW Local 2320, AFL-CIO; Dianne Aid, Episcopal Network for Economic Justice.


Complete workshop descriptions and facilitator biographies are available by clicking here.    



Organizations which plan to display at the EUC Exhibit area on Wednesday, February 23 from 3-6 pm., include the diocesan Social Justice and Outreach Committee and Commission on Racism, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Cultures of Peace, the Thomas Merton Center, and youth programs UP 4 Reading, UP 4 Life!

Space is limited but if your urban ministry wishes to have some exhibit space, please contact Colleen Sari at 412-661-3445 or

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