Talk by Peggy Gish, University ofRio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio, Nov. 17

Lecture and reception | Monday,IMG_0768_2 November 17, 4-6pm

Wood Hall Auditorium,     Rio Grande University

Honors Program at URG presents

guest speaker  Peggy Gish

Peggy Gish has been working in Iraq with Christian Peacemaker Teams since October 2002, and was in Iraq before, during, and after the 2003 war. Gish is a grandmother, farmer, community mediator, conflict management trainer, and former co-director of the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network in Athens,

Ohio. Her book Iraq: a Journey of Hope and Peace (Herald Press, 2004) tells the story of her experiences and CPT’s work in Iraq.

She has been working in Iraq with Christian Peacemaker Teams since October 2002. Her first book, Iraq: A Journey of Hope and Peace (2004), covers the first year and a half of the Iraq War. Her second book, Walking Through Fire: Iraqis’ Struggle for Justice and Reconciliation (2013), picks up the story from

Summer, 2004 to Summer, 2011. Peggy is a mother, grandmother, community mediator, and member of the Church of the Brethren. She has been an organic vegetable farmer and lives on a farm near Athens, Ohio.

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