Come hear our International Peacemaker!
Dr. Tamar Wasoian, an Armenian educator and theologian from Syria descended from Armenian Genocide survivors, will be speaking in our Presbytery from Sept. 23rd-25th. After getting her degree from Near East School of Theology in Beirut, she was responsible for Sunday Schools in the Armenian Evangelical Church in Syria. When the Republic of Armenia declared its independence from the Soviet Union, she joined the church team of the Armenian Missionary Association to return to her homeland and was in charge of the Christian Education ministry in the Republic of Armenia and Mountainous Garapagh. She will speak about the Armenian presence in Syria, the haunting memories of a past unacknowledged genocide and the current survival story of her people in Syria, who are reliving the horrors of the pogroms all over again. Dr. Wasoian currently teaches at McCormick and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminaries in Chicago.
Here is where you can hear her:
Washington, Friday Sept. 23 at the United Presbyterian Home, a noon luncheon, presentation follows
Mt. Pleasant, Friday Sept. 23 at First Presbyterian Church, supper at 6 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.
Cedar Rapids, Sat. Sept. 24 at the Paul Engle Center at 4th Ave. & 16th St. SE, presentation at 9 a.m.
Vinton, Saturday Sept. 24 at the Presbyterian Church, presentation at 2:00 p.m.
New London, Sunday Sept. 25 at the Presbyterian Church, preaching at 10:30 a.m. worship,
potluck lunch at noon, and then presentation follows.
Iowa City, Sunday Sept. 25 at the First Presbyterian Church, presentation at 2:30 p.m.
The visits of the International Peacemakers are arranged through the Peacemaking Program of PC(USA), with help from your Peace and Global Witness Offering.