Captivity: A Book Signing with James Loney
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
James Loney is a Canadian Catholic Worker who has worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq and Palestine for years. On November 26, 2005 he was kidnapped in Baghdad along with three others. The widely publicized hostage crisis ended March 23, 2006 when Loney and two of his friends were rescued in a clandestine military operation lead by British Special Forces. The American on the team had been killed two weeks prior to rescue. Please join us as Mr. Loney discusses his experiences begin held captive and his work with the Christian Peacemaker teams. While Captivity: 118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War is not currently available in the United States, there will be copies available for sale at the event. The event will be moderated by KPCC's Shirley Jahad. Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required. 7:00pm - Doors Open 7:30-8:30pm - Moderated Discussion, followed by a Q&A 8:30-9:30pm - Book Signing and Refreshments Click here for more information about the Christian Peacemaker Teams. Sponsored by: Urban Village of Pasadena, Pasadena Mennonite Church, The Peace and Justice Academy, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, All Saints Episcopal Church Mideast Council, Church for Others, Los Angeles Catholic Worker, and Progressive Christians United.