Peace, Pies & Prophets – Jefferson City, TN

Event Information

Event Type:
Open to Public

Event Date:
Sep 24, 2015

Event Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, TN

Event Description

Peace, Pies & Prophets – Jefferson City, TN

Peace, Pies and Prophets is on tour and coming to Jefferson City, TN! Sponsored by Carson-Newman University, the show will be held at First Baptist Church, 1610 Russell Ave., Jefferson City, TN on September 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Pie auction proceeds and a free will offering will benefit Christian Peacemaker Teams and the local Faith & Justice Scholars program.

Centered around a live performance of I’d Like to Buy an Enemy , starring Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke, the show unpacks issues of justice and peace building through humorous and poignant storytelling.

This interactive event is for people interested in engaging in laughter, thoughtful dialogue and pie. Yes, Peace Pies... The evening includes a hand crafted pie auction where pie sale proceeds will go toward the support of Christian Peacemaker Teams. In the last three years, Peace Pies and Prophets  toured across North America, raising over $175,000 for CPT!

In this hilarious and poignant satire we find a talking banana sharing his personal story about fair trade practices, witness the brain responding using both its rational and impulse-driven parts, and are welcomed into the shop of a persuasive salesperson who insists on our need to buy an enemy to ensure “optimistic living and comfortable maintenance of the American Dream.”

You will certainly laugh, but you will also be challenged to reflect on the biases and unjust practices that pervade American mentality, and be energized to find creative ways to address issues of peace and justice in your communities and beyond.  This show speaks across religions, denominations, generations and backgrounds, for people who aim to be the change we seek.