Peacework by Henri Nouwen:

A Book Group on Developing a Spirituality of peacemaking

4 Mondays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Seattle Preparatory School, Seattle

Kelly Hickman and Curtis Leighton, facilitators

about the program

In these difficult times of fear, anxiety, war and terrorism, we need Henri Nouwen's message of peace more than ever. Discover Peacework:  Prayer + Resistance + Community, Nouwen’s effort to develop a spirituality of peacemaking. Join facilitators Kelly Hickman (Missions Office, Seattle Archdiocese), Curtis Leighton (Youth & Young Adult Ministry, St. James Cathedral) and others to make that crucial connection between the spiritual life and the work for peace.  


Listen to past sessions

Weren't able to register in time, or missed an evening session? Click below to hear a podcast of previous sessions.



Standard rate: $50 (book included)

Reduced rate: $35 (bring your own book)

Young Adult (20's & 30's): Take an additional $15 off either of the rates above.

Partial work scholarships available.



If you would like to help subsidize the cost of participation for another person, we welcome your donation. Thank you for helping us to make it possible for all persons to participate in this program! 



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About the Facilitators

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Kelly Hickman is the Assistant Director of the Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle, which is the local representative for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), and the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. She has been at the Archdiocese since 2011, where she and other staff support the Church’s social mission in western Washington State. Kelly holds a Master’s degree in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. Kelly is a native Seattleite and lives in a small house with her kitty, Lucky Cat.

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Curtis Leighton was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and was baptized at St. James Cathedral in 2001. He graduated with a BA in English and Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and later went on to receive an MA in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago. He has served as a college campus minister at Gonzaga University, a catechist for children and adults in Chicago and Spokane, and most recently as a theology teacher at Bishop Blanchet High School in north Seattle. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and Jesuit spirituality have put their mark on Curtis. In 2012, he completed a certification program as a spiritual director and since then he has enjoyed working with others to discern God’s presence and action in their lives. He is a lover of movies and books, and enjoys skiing, hiking and travelling. He also speaks Spanish.


Call (206) 329-4824 or email Andrea Fontana, ISC Program Coordinator. 

Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center