Veteran Peaceworker to Speak at EMU

Peggy Gish
Peggy Gish, speaking during a peace vigil.

The Common Grounds Coffeehouse at Eastern Mennonite University will host Peggy Gish, an Athens, Ohio, native who recently returned from her fourth trip to Iraq, working with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT).

She will speak about her experiences 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Coffeehouse located on ground floor of the University Commons.

Gish, 63, has been in Iraq for a total of 13 months in the past two years. The CPT team in Iraq has worked to reduce violence, promote fair treatment of Iraqi detainees and to witness the conditions of life under the U.S. occupation.

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