Upcoming Events for April and May 2012

April 23rd, Monday – “Religion, Women and Peacebuilding”

2nd seminar on “Religion, Women and Peacebuilding” organized by Religions for Peace and co-sponsored by RNGOs and other organizations will focus on “Religion, Security and Violence Prevention” and will be held in the Tillman Chapel at the Church Center. Refreshments and lunch will be served in the Drew Room. RSVP required.

RSVP by Friday, April 20: http://act.religionsforpeace.org/site/R?i=47dOdU-IFbhJRGZj44d_Aw

April 24th, Tuesday —NYC Onassis Cultural Center

The RNGO’s are invited by the Onassis Cultural Center, as arranged by RNGO Bureau member Lila Prounis, to a special guided tour of the exhibition, Transition to Christianity on Tuesday, April 24. Please be in the lobby of Olympic Towers, 645 Fifth Avenue (between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue at 51st Street) at 10:45A.M. Coffee and pastries will be served before the tour. RSVP required. RSVP by Friday, April 20 to: ldprounis@aol.com

April 24th, Tuesday – Washington, DC

“A Day for the Climate” sponsored by Interfaith Moral Action on Climate. The event will begin with a sunrise vigil at the Martin Luther King Memorial, followed by a service for healing the climate at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, a multi-faith procession to the US Capitol, a commissioning and vigil at the capitol, constituent visits with ethical report cards and a closing sharing and benediction at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Groups or individuals may sign on to a statement at www.interfaithactiononclimatechange.org

May 16th, Wednesday – Church Center

RNGOs will co-sponsor the film Mayan Renaissance on Wednesday, May 16th at 6:00 PM in the Tillman Chapel. This film is being shown during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to highlight this year’s Special Theme, “The Doctrine of Discovery: Its Enduring Impact on Indigenous Peoples”. It stars 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum. A 7 minute preview of the film can be seen at: http://mayanrenaissance.org

May 24, Thursday

2nd Annual RNGO Luncheon with

Missions and UN Agencies

1-3 PM at Church Center, 2nd Floor