Our Retirement Plan: “Getting In the Way” with Christian Peacemaker Teams

January 21st, 2004Dick Williams, Ph.D.Gretchen Williams, MSHost: Barry Erdman

About the Presentation

What is Christian Peacemaker Teams and what do they do?
Why have we become involved with CPT?
Where have we been and whom have we met with CPT?
What is the heart of CPT’s work?

Dick and Gretchen are long time members of Interface and we are delighted to have them back to report on what they’ve been up to since we saw them last. Their involvement with CPT’s delegations has taken them from Boulder to Haiti, South Carolina, Chiapas Mexico, South Dakota, Puerto Rico, and Colombia.

About the Presenter

Richard C. Williams, PhD, Born in Colorado Springs, BA in Music Composition from UCLA, STB from Boston University in 1955, STM from Harvard in 1956 and served as Methodist pastor from 1954 to 1972. Earned an MA in Economics from New School for Social Research in 1971. Moved to Boulder and completed a PhD in Mathematical Sociology from Colorado University in 1978.

Dick plays the French Horn, piano and is presently learning to play the didgeridoo. He has published research in effectiveness of chronic pain treatment programs, and ran a consulting business in database development for medical clinics. Presently, he is a member of the teaching faculty of Regis University, MLS Program, and is studying and writing on the effectiveness of the worldwide cooperative movement.

Gretchen B. T. Williams, MS, Born in Portland, Oregon, BA in Psychology from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, and an MS in Psychology from Tulane University in 1962. She was part of the field of chronic pain management from the early 1970’s and published research in the field, served as administrator and as biofeedback therapist. In the late 1990’s she began study of the Somatic Experience model of trauma recovery and sees this as very important for those who serve as active, nonviolent peacemakers in this world.

Dick and Gretchen both completed training for Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Reserve Corps in 1997.

Additional Resources

Christian Peacemaker Teams: www.cpt.org

Dick & Gretchen Williams
3003 Valmont Road #78,
Boulder, CO 80301

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