By Rosemary Thompson with the P. Francis Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace
At the P. Francis Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace ( www.pfmjpi.org ), we celebrate the work of 14 Catholic religious Orders of men and women. These women and men have dedicated their lives to supporting the poor, alleviating suffering and eliminating poverty.
We work toward a more peaceful world. Our commitment is to nonviolence in education, worship, practiceand advocacy.
The Murphy Initiative is thrilled to be an active part of Campaign Nonviolence. One of the hats I wear in my capacity of Executive Director is to sit on the board of Central Maryland Ecumenical Council .
On Tuesday March 18,2014 I was invited to offer a presentation of Campaign Nonviolence to the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council (www.cmecouncil.org) board and a resolution was passed unanimously. It was agreed that the organization will commit to the Campaign , promote the work and promise at least one creative action in September.
Central Maryland Ecumenical Council is an active voice for peace, justice and environmental sustainability among the Christian Communities of the Greater Baltimore and Washington DC area. CMEC was created by the Ecumenical Leadership Group to inform these faith leaders of the pressing issues of our time.
The Executive Director ( Gary Gillespie ) of CMEC took the resolution to the Ecumenical Leadership Group. ELG has also made a commitment to the Campaign. What a delight it was to receive a phone call from my Bishop ~ Catholic Urban Vicar Denis Madden to get more information about this dynamic effort .
A Christian Voice for Peace, Justice, Sustainability, and Equality
The American Baptist Churches of the South
Dr. Walter I. Parrish II
The Ecumenical Institute of Theology
Dr. Patricia Fosarelli
The Progressive Baptist Convention, State of MD
Rev. Dr. Earl N. Woodard Sr. (202) 396-0558
The Archdiocese of Baltimore
Right Rev. Dennis J. Madden
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton (410) 467-1399
Baptist Convention of Maryland
Rev. Dr. David H. Lee
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane
(800) 638-3522 ext. 2968
The Salvation Army
Church of the Brethren
Rev. Dr. Gene Hagenberger
The Mennonite Church, Lancaster Conference
Bishop Glenn R. Kauffman
United Church of Christ, Central Atlantic Conference
Rev. Dr. John Deckenback
(800) (410) 788-4190
Church of Christ, Scientist
Ms. Kathryn Johnson
The Moravian Church, Eastern District
Mr. David Bennett
United Methodist Church, Balt./Wash. Conference