"... Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and
spent the night praying to God" - Luke 6:12


Recent Events:




PROGRAM AREAS: OVERVIEW, RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

Ezekiel's Place includes 3 program areas. While they are at early stages of development, initial activities have been held since late 2001, in the spirit of "learning-by-doing". Based on further events and responses from participants and interested stakeholders, the focus, content, and inter-relationship of these program areas will become clearer.

Retreats: Ezekiel's Place is a quiet place for small group retreats for local and regional church communities, and provides space for day gatherings for worship, silence/reflection, renewal and re-creation.

Over the past 1 year, various church groups from the Washington D.C. area have used the existing facilities for their retreats, and have provided excellent feedback on EP's retreat environment, arrangements and facilities.

Inner-City Family Ministry: Ezekiel's Place will be used as a refuge for healing for families from inner city areas, who will be invited (through "partner" organizations) to spend up to one week. Listening and supportive friends will be available (in the planning stages). Beginning music, art and writing lessons will be offered some months. A carpentry shop and re-creation activities (on premise and nearby, including environmental education) also will be offered, and/or families may use the time simply to be together. Bible study and worship times will be available and encouraged.

Initially activities are beginning for families residing in the Martinsburg area. Plans are underway to link with several inner city ministries.

Global Forums: Ezekiel's Place is a center where forums and workshops are being held for serious discussion of and crystallizing appropriate responses/actions on global issues --- poverty, integrity/ethics/corruption, human rights abuses, hunger, health, racial, religious and ethnic conflicts. Leaders/speakers/resource persons and participants are coming from various parts of the US and other countries, and form part of a network currently being established. Global forums will also be targeted for foreign students enrolled in colleges/universities in the Washington D.C., West Virginia and Virginia areas. Participants will be encouraged to grapple with an issue on a personal level, and become connected (if not already) in an identified role with an organization dedicated to addressing that issue in selected countries.

The first global forum ("Biblical Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is there Hope?") was held on May 29, 2002, and follow-up activities are being planned on this vital subject. Plans are actively underway to formulate a module and to convene a series of forums on "Perspectives on Integrity in the Workplace: Framework for Closing the Gap between Stated and Actual Practices".


Newsletters: Fall 2011
Fall 2010
Fall 2009
Fall 2008
November 2007
January 2006
July, 2005
October 2003
December 2002

Front page news article on town hall forum held on Nov. 29, 2002, convened by EP retreat center; the reference to the "small crowd" reflects the thanksgiving holiday and general sentiments/mood of much of the American population toward peacebuilding in the Middleast (Note: The article contains a misquote which was corrected by the Journal Paper (on 12/3/02), as follows: "In the Palestinian camps we only see Israeli police and soldiers equipped with American-made weapons.")


Integrity Forum: Summary of the Integrity Forum held on January 10, 2003
Summary Points from the Integrity Forum/workshop held at EP on November 1, 2002



Past Events:
  • Sustainable Living Forum (Oct 19 and 20, 2007):
            Summary Framework on Forum on Sustainable Living: Bridging our Faith and Lifestyle Choices (see attachment)
  • Global Jubilee Village Experience: April 7-9, 2006
            GJV Experience Concept Note
            GJV Agenda (April 7-9)
  • December 27-30, 2005 (in Bethlehem, Palestine): International Nonviolence Conference
  • November 20, 2005 (in Washington DC): Annual Dinner
  • November 12, 2005 (in Martinsburg, WV):JPA Module IV: Poverty and Empowering People
  • November 6, 2005: Open House
  • Perspectives of Hope in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
            (Sunday, January 30, 2005 from 3 to 5 p.m.)
  • Workshop for Women....
            Comfort in Suffering: How to Comfort People God's Way
            Jan. 14 and 15, 2005
            Led by Jennifer Foster (author and retreat leader), at Ezekiel's Place
            (see attached flyer for retreat agenda/registration information)
  • Our next Ethics workshop on November 12th, 2004 (See attached agenda)
  • Two annual celebrations and fund raising dinners:
  •     + Nov. 19, 2004 (in Washington D.C, with Jim Wallis) (see Attachment)
        + Dec. 3, 2004 (in Martinsburg, WV, with State Senator Unger) (see Attachment)
  • Our next retreat, "Integrating Christian Faith and World of Commerce" December 4th (See attached agenda)
  • Global Jubilee Village Experience ("maiden run" held for 30 college students on Oct. 15-17, 2004) (Also see article in October 23rd Journal)
  • Cross Cultural Environmental Youth Camp
  • Interfaith Forum on the Middle East
  • Cross-Cultural And Interdenominational Summer Youth Camp
          + 2004 Summer Camp Summary of Proposed Activities
  • Retreat on "Integrating the Christian Faith and the World of Commerce" (May 15, 2004)
  • "Recent Events in Haiti: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" featuring Dr. Robert Maguire Forum on Haiti, (see flyer)
  • Environmental Youth Day Event: Nov. 1, 2003
  • EP's 2nd Annual Celebration and Fundraising Dinner (Nov. 2, 2003, from 6-8:30 pm, in Wash. D.C.)
  • Agenda on Retreat Forum: "Integrating the Christian Faith and the World of Business", held on June 7 and 8, 2003.
  • Interdenominational Cross-Cultural Environmental and Peacebuilding Youth Camp ("One World Youth Camp"), held on July 7 - 11, 2003.
  • Forum Notice for the Israeli-Palestinian Forum on January 25, 2003
  • Town Hall Forum Notice on April 10th, 2003
  • Information on the University Student and Town Hall Forum: Golobal Conflict
  • GLOBAL FORUM ON: Religion and Conflict in the Middle East - Perspectives on the 3 Major Faiths