Sunday, February 05, 2012

"When I Was Hungry..." A Conversation with Peter Kimeu, CRS Kenya

You are invited to a conversation with Peter Kimeu from Catholic Relief Services, Kenya, about the impact that Operation Rice Bowl on development and relief efforts around the world.

For more than 35 years, Operation Rice Bowl has offered Roman Catholics in the United States a way to connect with communities in need around the world through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Nearly 13,000 faith communities across the United States participate in this effort each year.

The presentation is free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 21,
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Marian Hall
7701 Wyoming NE

Fair Trade coffee and chocolate will be served

Peter Kimeu is the Regional Technical Advisor for Partnership, Solidarity and Justice for CRS East Africa, based in Kenya. Peter has been with CRS for over 31 years in numerous capacities, including: health and development programs, emergencies, community participation and capacity building, project development, monitoring and evaluation, and as the Director of Governance, Global Solidarity & Partnership.

Before joining CRS, Peter was a high school Headmaster for five years, a deputy Headmaster for one year and a teacher for two years. Peter is married to Anne W. Kimeu and is the proud parent of five adult children. Peter enjoys farming, and serves on several Catholic school and hospital boards, NGO boards and other church and community board

CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community.  As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, CRS works in nearly 100 countries with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.

Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Office of Social Justice and Respect Life and CRS.  For more information contact Anne Avellone at (505) 831.8167 or at

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