Date(s) & Time(s)::
March 14, 2015
April 11, 2015
May 9, 2015
July 11, 2015
August 8, 2015
March 25, 2015
April 22, 2015
May 20, 2015
June 24, 2015
July 22, 2015
August 19, 2015
September 23, 2015
October 21, 2015
November 11, 2015
March 26, 2015
Weekly on Tuesday at 10:00 AM until 11:20 AM from March 31, 2015 until May 19, 2015
Location: Victory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana
Phone: (260) 356-0628 ext. 174
Program looks at role of women in conflict resolution
Peace is not an abstract concept that only applies to war. It is also the concept through which most of humanity strives to live their lives. Peace is not an action, but rather the process that one moves through when dealing with any type of adversity. Moving through adversity from a peaceful perspective is an empowered state of living.
“Women of Peace” is a five-part series at Victory Noll Center that showcases women’s roles in the peace process. The series will run on five Saturdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. from March to August, with no meeting in June. Dates are March 14, April 11, May 9, July 11 and August 8.
The program will use as a resource “Women, War & Peace,” a PBS mini-series that places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of women’s role in the peacemaking process. Albeit that women and girls plight is great in war, a vital variable is missing in seeking to understand the issue of conflict resolution, which is the vital role women play in the peacemaking process and in the rebuilding of their families, communities and societies.
There is no cost for the program, but there will be a freewill offering, and registration is required. Refreshments will be provided each session.
Series follows in tradition of Victory Noll prison ministry
Prison ministry has long been a part of the work of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, from the writing of letters to prisoners by Victory Noll Sister Martha Wilke to the program of ministering to incarcerated women in the Indiana State prison system.
Victory Noll Center continues this tradition by presenting the program “JustMatters: Prison Reform,” a module form the JustFaith Ministries. The nine-date series will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. one Wednesday each month running from March 25 to November 11.
The program will provide a working understanding of the journey of those who are incarcerated, the development of skills to empower a value-based life, and the practices of restorative justice.
Meeting dates are: March 25, April 22, May 20, June 24, July 22, August 19, September 23, October 21 and November 11.
The cost of the program is $90 and includes refreshments.
Victory Noll Center continues participation in Bread for the World event
Victory Noll Center will join in a nationwide program on March 26 to address the issue of hunger in the United States and the world. Every year since 1974, the organization Bread For The World has invited churches and groups across the country to take part in the Offering of Letters, urging for changes to policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist.
Fasting and Almsgiving are Lenten practices. The Bread for the World Offering of Letters 2015 campaign is “Feed Our Children,” joining thousands of others to write letters to lawmakers in support of federal programs that help hungry and poor people.
Bread for the World is urging Congress to renew the federal government’s major child nutrition programs, including those for school meals, summer feeding, and the WIC nutrition program for pregnant and new mothers along with their small children.
Every five years, Congress must re-authorize the law that funds these programs, which have helped millions of children over the decades. Thanks to the leadership of Bread for the World and its church partners, the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act expanded and improved these programs.
Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 26 as they take part in this effort. They will have information, writing materials and the addresses of legislators to help prepare individual letters. This outpouring of concern sends a powerful message to political leaders and helps to make a difference in the lives of low-income families.
There is no cost and no registration for the event.
T’ai Chi Chih wellness program begins March 31
Achieving balance in today's hectic, stressful times is a difficult proposition. Victory Noll Center is offering a chance to reach that life balance with "T'ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement" beginning March 31.
Developed by Justin Stone in 1974, T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 slow, gentle movements and one pose dedicated to activate, circulate and balance the vital, universal energy that flows within each person. T’ai Chi Chih is often thought of as a moving meditation because of the calming effect on the mind and emotions, and the release of tension throughout the body. It is not a martial art. There is no awkward bending or stretching. The movements are accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. It can even be performed while seated.
The leader for the classes is Jan Parker, who is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher. She also teaches wellness practices for retreat centers, service and healthcare organizations, churches, and schools.
Classes are held Tuesdays from 10 to 11:20 a.m. The course runs from March 31 through May 19. Please register by March 24. The cost of the class is $64. Make checks payable to Jan Parker.
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