Orthodox Peace Fellowship to hold annual conference at St. Vladimir's Seminary


Orthodox Peace Fellowship to hold annual conference at St. Vladimir's Seminary

CRESTWOOD, NY — The North American branch of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship [OPF] will hold its annual east coast conference at Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on July 29-31, 2005.

The conference theme, "Salt of the Earth, Light of the World: Living the Similitudes in Our Communities," will focus on gathering and expanding a variety of Orthodox social outreach ministries to the underserved in our communities. 

The main speakers of the conference are Mr. Joe May of Akron, OH's Matthew 25 House of Hospitality, presenting "Downward Mobility: Voluntary Simplicity in Christian Life and Witness," and the Rev. Paisius Altschul of the Kansas City Reconciliation Ministries speaking on "The Icon of God: Getting Beyond 'Us' 'Them.'"

Other Orthodox social ministries to participate by leading workshops include the homeless ministry conducted by Saint John the Compassionate Mission, Toronto, ON, Canada; the Treehouse Center for Mothers, Wichita, KS; Zoe for Life, and prison ministries.

On-line registration is encouraged through the OPF web site at www.incommunion.org or by writing to the Orthodox Peace Fellowship, PO Box 390838, Cambridge, MA 02139. Questions may be directed to Sheri San Chirico at sherihopesc@yahoo.com.

OPF's North American branch was established several years ago as a extension of the international OPF, based in Alkmaar, Holland.