Faith Community the Subject of Next Global Education Event

SPRINGFIELD, OH (Feb. 19, 2020) – The Global Education and Peace Network will hold the next installment in its Global Education Speaker Series, “Sharing our Roots: Growing Together Across the Divide in Faith Communities” with Rev. Carl Ruby and Winkie Mitchell with Simunye and Becoming Beloved Community organizers, on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the at the Shouvlin Center, Room 105, at Wittenberg University, 737 N. Fountain Avenue.

The program will explain the efforts that are underway to bridge the racial divide in communities through Simunye and last summer’s Becoming Beloved Community. At this event, organizers will explore the two efforts and share our own stories of bridging the racial divide.

The Global Education and Peace Network celebrates its 18th season with the speaker series, “Sharing our Roots: Growing Springfield Together.” Monthly programs will explore ways for local residents to practice kindness in their lives. The Global Education and Peace Network formed during City-sponsored study circles after the tragedy of 9/11. They seek to build bridges of understanding across cultural divides with their monthly speaker series and annual calendar.

The 2019-2020 Global Education calendar, which features the series, will be available at no charge at the Feb. 20 program. Copies of the calendar are also available on the 2nd floor of Springfield City Hall in Community Development, 76 E. High Street. Information is also available on the City of Springfield’s website at

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