Coming in 2014: Please attend the 2014 WPI Forum on Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Come To Jerusalem on our upcoming 2014 Peace & Faith Trip.
Contact the WPI about our "2014 Trip To Dharamshala, India, to visit camps and meet with the Dalai Lama."The Tibetan Monks are coming to Portland Oregon in April to build multiple Sand Mandalas.
LUNCHEONS: Third Friday of each Month WPI Peace Lunch – Friday; noon to 1:30pm
FEBRUARY 21st; Featuring Brother Cyril Drnjevic, OSB; Mt. Angel Monastery
At: Abu Rasheed Lebanese Restaurant 1921 SW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97201.
Check our Luncheons page or Events page for more info or Contact Gary Spanovich for information. Gary’s Cell: 503-314-5955, Office Fax: 503-280-8522
USE PayPal to pay for Luncheons $25.00:
PARKING: A parking garage is at the corner of SW Fifth Avenue & Harrison Street; you can see the location by copying and pasting the map to parking to your browser: http://mapq.st/n6coGt
The restaurant is a block north of the parking garage; restaurant phone is 503-274-4412.
About Our Speaker:
Brother Cyril Drnjevic, OSB (Order of St. Benedict) is a Benedictine Monk at Mt. Angel Monastery, one of the leading private Universities in Oregon with over 100 year traditions and which has a large seminary. They also offer degrees to both men and women who wish to study there and are a member of The Alliance, Oregon’s private University association.
Brother Cyril was in the Peace Corps from 1981-1984; and on his return he joined Mt Angel and has been a monk for 28 years. He also has a BA in Economics; and three Master’s degrees: one in History; one in Theology; one in Divinity. He was born in Portland and grew up in Bremerton.
WPI members will be interested to know that Abbot Joseph Wood, OSB was one of the co-founders of the WPI in 2000 and for the first 4-5 years we held our Board meetings at Mt Angel Monastery. Other founding members of the WPI were: Senator Mark Hatfield; Rabbi Joshua Stampfer; and Fr. Tom Yurchak of St. Jude’s Parish in Eugene. Later Fr. Claude Pomerleau of the University of Portland joined our Board.
SEE EVENTS PAGE for more info on Speakers / Forums coming.
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On-Going WPI Partnerships and What 2014 Will Look Like:
Thanks to the Lewis & Clark Law School; a number of our Spirit of Unity Peace Scholars will be able to hear US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak in March.
We will again partner with the Jubitz Family Foundation for our Nobel Peace Laureate Forum and will invite President and Nobel Peace Laureate Lech Walesa to Portland in 2014.
We will extend an invitation to Malala the young Afghan student who was shot in the face by the Taliban for going to school; she also won the European Union’s top human rights prize.
We will extend an invitation to the Palestinian Ambassador to the US; as well as the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.
Gary Alan Spanovich
Wholistic Peace Institute
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