Don Mosley, the co-founder of Habitat for Humanity and the founder of Jubilee Partners, will be the main speaker at the launching service
We are so excited to have our dear friend, Don Mosley, come to speak at the ReconciliAsian launching service on January 21st. Many people may know Don for his significant role in co-founding Habitat for Humanity in 1976 and launching Jubilee Partners- a community in Georgia that has welcomed over 3,000 refugees from all over the world, but they may not know that he has a special heart for Korea. For the last six years, Don has worked tirelessly to pursue ways to build homes in DPRK. It is this special heart for peace and reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula that has deepened our friendship and partnership. We hope you will be able to attend and meet this faithful peacemaker in person this coming Monday.
Don has co-authored two books with Joyce Hollyday, With Our Own Eyes (1996), and Faith Beyond Borders(2010).
When: Monday, January 21, 2013 • 7pm-8:30pm
Where: 3rd floor of California International University
3130 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Hyun and I attended a seminar in Korea when Dr. Ted Ward, a reknown Christian educator, came to speak to a group of Korean missionaries. One of the keen observations he made about the Korean culture is the importance of ceremonies. He said, “If I am invited to speak to a Korean audience, I try to carve out at least three days in my schedule- the first day will begin with an opening ceremony and the last day will conclude with a closing ceremony.” I think he hit it right on the nail.
Although ReconciliAsian has been active in coordinating seminars and workshops since April of 2012, we have not “officially” begun with an “official” ceremony. I sometimes thought it unnecessary and frivolous, but I am learning to see that such ceremony can be good. It can create a sacred space for people to pause and gather to acknowledge, bless, and release people to do what they are called to do and be. We hope that our January 21st launching service will create such space for us to bless one another and release one another to God’s calling in all of our lives.