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Today is not just any Thursday. It's also the opening day of the The Fellowship Of Reconciliation's 2004 National Conference--"ORGANIZING THE REAL SUPERPOWER:People of the World Choose Peace"
Thursday, August 5 to Monday, August 9th. on the Occidental College Campus in Eagle Rock.
Attendees from all over the world gather to hear speakers such as Three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Kathy Kelly; Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop ordained in the Episcopal Church; the parents of Rachel Corrie (the first U.S. peace activist killed in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Rabbi Leonard Beerman, founding Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple; Mike Farrell, president of Death Penalty Focus and co-chair of Human Rights Watch in California; Reverend James Lawson, former close associate to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more.
Check out the Conference program here.