Sometimes it seems that turmoil in youth breeds a thirst for peace, a compassion to wage peace on the political as well as personal front. Such appears to be the case with author and activist Paul K. Chappell. Chappell will be waging peace during a whirlwind visit to Minnesota during a mid-November speaking tour.
Growing up in Alabama Chappell experienced early life in a violent household. As a youth he graduated from West Point, deployed to Iraq and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain.
Since that time he has committed his life to the cause of peace. He is the author of the Road to Peace series, a seven-volume series about “waging peace, ending war, the art of living and what it means to be human.”
Chappell serves as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. In that role he will be in the Minnesota November 14-20. Included on his itinerary are the following engagements:
- November 15, 9:00-5:00 – workshop on “Waging Peace in Difficult Times,” First Unitarian Society, 900 Mount Curve Avenue in Minneapolis. $40 suggested donation.
- November 16, 9:00 am – “Why Peace is Possible” Sunday forum at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis
- November 17, 6:00 pm – Keynote on “Is World Peace Possible?”, Minneapolis Alliance of Peacemakers annual celebration, 6:00 p.m. at Landmark Center in St. Paul. Suggested $10 donation – Contact Mary Faulkner, 612 823 5524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- November 18, 11:30-1:00 – Veterans Ministry Foundation Roundtable, “Creating Your Own Inner Peace as a Veteran.” Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 2315 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis. Free lunch. Pre-register at email@example.com or 6122 8711-2967.
Chappell’s days in the TC’s will be followed by time in Duluth where he will speak at multiple events. Contact John Pegg 218 349 1786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Contact Larry Johnson, Veterans for Peace Education Coordinator, 612 747 3904 or email@example.com