Peace activist Ibrahim
brings message to
Muslim peace activist
Ibrahim Malik Abdil-Mu'id Ramey will speak to area Church of the
Brethren congregations and Manchester College students in early
February. The public is invited to all of the events for Ramey, who
coordinates the Peace and Disarmament program of the Fellowship of
The Fellowship is the nation's oldest interfaith peace and social
justice organization. Ramey is on a speaking tour to discuss the impact
of the U.S. war machine on Third World communities within the United
States and globally.
The North Manchester Church of the Brethren will host Ramey at the
coffeehouse on Sunday, Feb. 6. Ramey’s presentation on the World Social
Forum in Brazil will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The public also is invited to a reception for Ramey at the Manchester
College Intercultural Center from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7. And
Ramey will discuss demilitarization and peace at the Kenapocomoco
gathering at 9 p.m. that Monday in the Helman Hall Great Room on
campus. Ramey’s visit is co-sponsored by the Manchester College
Peace Studies Institute,
Kenapocomoco Coalition, Manchester Church of the Brethren and Manchester
Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Ramey will travel to Fort Wayne on Saturday, Feb. 5 to discuss the
Fellowship of Reconciliation at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren.
The potluck dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m.
A native of Virginia, Ramey served on the staff of the Philadelphia Black
Economic Development Conference and has presented at international
conferences in Tanzania, Libya, Sweden, North Korea, South Africa and
India. He is a board member for the Muslim Women’s Institute for
Research and Development, the Westchester (N.Y.) Martin Luther King Jr.
Institute for Nonviolence and the Muslim Peace Fellowship and the Temple