23-28 April 2012
at the Silver Wattle Quaker Centre,
Lake Road, Bungendore NSW

How to turn permanent war into permanent peace for this and future generations?

The peace-making masters who have gone before us - Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jnr, the Berrigans and the rest - have given us the tools, and shown us the way to put an end to war.

We are called to act with courage, to walk in their footsteps, to walk in faith, to walk in the light, right through this long dark night of war-making.

Join us for a week of discussion, theory and practice in the arts of faith-based nonviolent direct action.

Convened by Adrian Glamorgan (Quaker), Graeme Dunstan (Buddhist), Margaret Pestorius and Bryan Law (Catholic Worker) and engaging with some of Australia's leading NVDA practitioners.

It will be about taking heart and making courage contagious.We will review the lessons learned from recent small group NVDA actions, whether it be bearing witness through trespass, or intervening in military operations at Pine Gap, Shoalwater Bay and Swan Island.

We will also embody resistance to the militarisation of Australian culture by participating in the Anzac eve Peace Lantern Vigil at the Australian War Memorial and supporting the Frontier War Remembrance March there on Anzac Day.

And, affirming that deeds speak louder than words, we will climax our gathering by planning and executing a NVDA action at HQJOC, the Australian military operations centre near Bungendore.

Register early. Room accommodation shared and single is limited to 20.
Camping also available for up to 10.

To register, contact Helen Bayes, director Silver Wattle Quaker Centre, 02 6238 0588
or helenbayes (at) me.com

The charges are for 4 nights only:
Full board with Shared room: $264;
Full board with Single room $308;
Full board with camping $220;
Self-catered camping $88

Downloadable flyer (2.2 Mb pdf).

Report of Putting an End to War 2010.

For peace! For justice! For the Earth!