Thursday, August 20, 2009

Becoming a Practical Peacemaker through Lifestyle Change

Practical PeacemakerBook discussion by Kate Lawrence
Tuesday, September 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Library Community Room
145 Washington Ave.
The Practical Peacemaker shows how compassionate people concerned about violence, inequity, and environmental destruction can, by living simply, transform their lives into an effective statement for peace. The book examines such peace-destroying personal habits as careless eating and drinking, overbusy schedules, seeking instant gratification, and anger. It goes on to consider societal obstacles to peace, such as advertising, media saturation, rudeness, prejudice, environmental degradation, and overpopulation.

Kate Lawrence is a writer and activist on environmental and vegetarian issues, and a reference librarian. A meditator for over thirty years exploring both Christian and Buddhist practice, she is currently a Zen student. She is married to Keith Akers and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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