Roger S. Powers

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Rev. Roger Scott Powers, co-moderator of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) National Committee, "is pastor of Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also served as an associate pastor at The First & Franklin Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore and at Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California.

"Peacemaking has been Roger's vocation in one way or another for more than twenty-five years. From 1982 to 1984, he was Peacemaking Intern of the Synod of the Northeast. He served on the national staff of Clergy and Laity Concerned, an interfaith, multiracial peace and justice organization, from 1985 to 1988. From 1989 until he began seminary in 1995, he was on the staff of the Albert Einstein Institution, a nonprofit organization founded by Gene Sharp to advance the study and use of strategic nonviolent action in conflicts throughout the world. There he co-edited a 640-page encyclopedia of nonviolent action entitled Protest, Power, and Change (Garland, 1997).

"Roger holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.A. in International Politics from the University of Denver, and an M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School. He is married to Susan Quass, his partner for 22 years, who is administrator of the Wellspring Conference Center in Germantown, Maryland." [1]

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  1. Staff, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, accessed January 15, 2011.