Peacemaking Workshop 2011 - Immigration

Peacemaking Workshop XXIV

An ecumenical gathering - January 16, 2011

How people of faith can be a strong voice for positive immigration reform while countering a proposed Arizona-type law in Nebraska will be the focus of the 2011 Peacemaking Workshop. 


Frederick J. McCulloughRev. Frederick J. McCullough is pastor of Omaha's historic St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church


SA Mora JamesSA Mora James of Mora James Law is a Latina civil rights attorney and the current President of the Nebraska Hispanic Bar.


Brenda CouncilSenator Brenda Council is a member of the Nebraska State Legislature representing Omaha, District 11.



Chuck Bentjen

Rev. Chuck Bentjen is Director of The Manna and Mercy Center for Faith in Public Life and Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Beatrice, Nebraska.

Workshop Poster

Download the Peacemaking Workshop poster.


Bethany Christian Church

Bread for the World, Lincoln Chapter

Ron Bump

Cotner College

First Mennonite Church

First-Plymouth Peace & Justice Committee

First United Methodist Church

Pastor Jamie Norwich McLennan

Paul Olson

Nebraska Sierra Club

Nebraskans for Peace

Pastor Joyce Petry

Prairie Peace Park

Arta Smith

United Methodist Church Nebraska Conference - Risk-taking Mission & Justice Team

United Nations Association - USA Lincoln Chapter #100

Bill Wehrbein

Westminster Presbyterian Church


Sunday, January 16 - 1:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
2723 N. 50th St. Lincoln, NE 68504

1:30 p.m.
Current Immigration Policy: A Cultural Sin
- Rev. Frederick J McCullough

2:15 p.m.
Arizona-Type Law & Federal Solutions
-S.A. Mora James

3:15 p.m.
How People of Faith Can Be Part of the Solution Now
-Public Safety and Community Policing

4:00 p.m.
A Legislator's Perspective
-Senator Brenda Council

4:45 p.m.
Time to Act
-Rev Chuck Bentjen

5:30 p.m.
Supper catered by El Chaparro Restaurant

6:30 p.m.
9500 Liberty
- Special showing of a film about the consequences of anti-immigrant legislation.


God's Love Has No Borders Immigration Banners


Jane Goodall

Don't miss Jane Goodall's Lincoln appearance sponsored by the Peacemaking Workshop.  She will be at Nebraka Wesleyan University's O'Donnell Auditorium on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. as part of her "Gombe 50" tour.  Details