Seminary Hosts Plowshares Institute’s Final Celebration

After more than 30 years of working in countries around the world, Plowshares Institute said its final goodbyes on Friday, Oct. 15, 2015, at a celebratory dinner held at Hartford Seminary.

Founded by Bob and Alice Evans, the Simsbury, CT-based Plowshares worked as an agent of change around the world, conducting classes in mediation, leading travel seminars,  and training national, community and religious leaders in creative ways to intervene in conflict. A series of speakers testified at the dinner to the powerful impact Plowshares has had on peacemaking and mediation.

Plowshares’ wonderful work and legacy will continue through several substantial gifts to Hartford Seminary that support the International Peacemaking Program (IPP). For the next three years, two Plowshares Peacemaking Fellows will receive scholarships for a full year of study in the IPP. Another gift provides for enrichment activities for the entire IPP program.

Alice and Bob Evans have taken on the role of advisors to the IPP, and their former Program Manager, Phoebe Milliken, is now the IPP Coordinator at Hartford Seminary. People who wish to support the peacebuilding mission of Plowshares may give to Hartford Seminary’s programs, including the IPP. Donors can write a check to Hartford Seminary for the IPP Enrichment Fund (designate “Bob and Alice Evans Plowshares Fund for Peacemaking Enrichment” or “Plowshares gift” in the memo line) or if you would like to support student scholarships (designate the Hartford Seminary International Peace Program (IPP) Plowshares Peace Fellows) and send to:

Development Office
Hartford Seminary
77 Sherman St.
Hartford, CT 06105

Other options for donating are available on our Giving Page. Any questions may be directed to or by calling 860-509-9556.


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