[saymaListserv] sayma Digest, Vol 37, Issue 8
Christina Van Regenmorter
vanregenmorterc at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 13 21:22:34 JEST 2006
Memorial and Life Celebration for Tom Fox and Islamic
and Christian Peacemakers
5pm Press Conference
Nashville Friends Meetinghouse
530 26th Ave N, Nashville, 37209
Come join members of Nashville Friends Meeting, the
Islamic Center of Nashville, and the Nashville Peace
and Justice Center at the memorial celebrating the
life and work of Tom Fox and Islamic and Christian
"Do not do what you hate," Tom wrote in his weblog
shortly before passing. His life and his death still
call us to live lives of promoting justice and peace
-- and to work to "get in the way" of injustice.
Tom Fox, a Quaker from Virginia, went to Iraq with the
Christian Peacemaker teams. As part of the CPT, he
walked in the Baghdad streets without bodyguards,
without guns, without any protection but his faith.
In November, he was kidnapped and held hostage by the
Swords of Righteousness Brigade. Last Friday, his
body was found.
Tom lived in Nashville for a period of his life --
attending Peabody School of Music in his 20's. He was
also a devout Quaker and had connections to Nashville
Friends Meeting (Quaker).
Tom worked in Iraq creating Muslim and Christian
peacemaker teams. His work continues around the world
-- even as his life has ended
Directions to Nashville Friends Meetinghouse:
>From I-40, take:
Exit 207 (Charlotte Ave) if coming from North or
Exit 209 (Church St/Charlotte Ave) coming from if
East or South
Turn West onto Charlotte Ave going away from downtown
Nashville. Continue on Charlotte Ave. Take a Right
onto 26th Ave N. Cross over the railroad tracks.
You’ll see the Friends Meeting House immediately on
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