Our 2015 International Peacemaker, The Rev. Saman Perera (pictured right), from Sri Lanka, will arrive in New Harmony on October 1 and depart on October 5. We are looking for opportunities to host The Rev. Perera and to make arrangements for hospitality, transport, and care while in our midst.
Saman Perera is minister-in-charge of Scot's Kirk in Kandy, with the Presbyterian Church of Sri Lanka . He currently serves as secretary of the Presbytery of Lanka and has been a visiting lecturer at Lanka Bible College Seminary, The Theological College of Lanka and Colombo Theological College. He describes himself as a peace educator, change agent and an activist focused on those who are ethnically, socially and religiously marginalized. He is the founder of 'Samadana/m', an organization that fosters justice and peace through nonviolent action. Their work has been to help post-war Sri Lankan society heal and move beyond the wounds of the past. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Ecumenical Relations Commission of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka.
He is available for various settings or activities including: preaching, moments for mission, women's group, men's group, adult Bible study, young adult group, high school class, college or university class, civic or community group, and panel discussion or forum.
Please contact Julie Cox (Julie@newharmonypres.org) with questions and/or invitations.