Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

CNV Horsham, PA

  • Horsham Air National Guard Station (map)
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Stop Endless War! Tell PA Governor Wolf: Ban PA Drone War Operations. Protest at Drone War Command at the Horsham Air Guard Station.

Sat., September 28, Noon – 2p.m., Protest the drone war command operation at the Horsham PA Air National Station, Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads, Horsham, PA.

Tell PA Governor Tom Wolf: BAN PA DRONE WAR OPERATIONS!

The heart of drone war operations in the state lies at the Horsham Air National Guard Station.

Protest the Continuing Policy of U.S. Endless War and Killer Drones.

Banners, signs aplenty, nearby parking, stand, sit (bring a chair), make a song, speak-out. IGNITE PEACE!

“Therefore Choose Life, so that you and your children may live.”
(Book of Deuteronomy)

Dear Drone Operators: Just Walk Away; Stop the Killing! Peace, Your Neighbors

And furthermore,,,

Appeal to the Governor of Penna., the civilian head of PA Air National Guard
*Tell PA Governor Tom Wolf, : BAN PA DRONE WAR OPERATIONS!
Governor Wolf can really do something to stop drone warfare.

“Our appeal is that the PA Air National Guard be removed and banned from all participation in U.S. drone war policy, domestically and/or around the world. This appeal includes but is not limited to the drone war remote command operation at Horsham Air Guard Station, and to training of drone war computer pilots (operators), and stationing of drones for training at Fort Indian Town Gap headquarters of the PA National Guard and PA Air National Guard. The killing must stop. Let it begin here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, called by its founder, William Penn, ‘a divine experiment’.”

See Nick Mottern’s piece in KnowDrones.org piece on this recent step for bringing the PA Governor to account for the PA Air National Guard’s hosting and participation in ongoing drone warfare operations internationally, domestically, and throughout Pennsylvania. https://www.knowdrones.com/updates/2019/4/3/taking-drone-war-protest-to-the-state-level

For more informatiion, call the Brandywine Peace Community, 484-574-1148

Nonviolence Discipline for Demonstration Participants
To assist in the unity of demonstration participants, and to project justice, our humanity, and moral message:
1. We will not carry weapons.
2. We will not vandalize or destroy property.
3. We will not use or carry alcohol or illegal drugs.
4. We will not run or make threatening motions.
5. We will not insult, swear at, or attack anyone, refraining, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from “the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.”
6. We will not assault, verbally or physically, those who oppose or disagree with us.
7. Our attitude, conveyed through our words, symbols and actions, will be one of peace, openness, and respect toward everyone.
8. We will remain focused on the message of the demonstration, cooperate with the planning of the demonstration, and help maintain its nonviolent discipline.
9. If an individual has a serious disagreement with the organizers of the action that cannot be resolved, the individual will withdraw from the action.
10. We will maintain — in word and deed — our nonviolent resolve for peace and justice.

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Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

CNV Clinton, IA

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Drake Professor to Address the Repair of a Racially Unjust America

In the view of the United Nations and the U.S. Human Rights Network, "discrimination in the United States permeates all aspects of life and extends to all communities of color.” While the nature of the views held by average Americans has changed significantly over the past several decades, surveys by organizations such as ABC News have found that even in modern America, large sections of Americans admit to holding discriminatory viewpoints. People who are white who acknowledge that racial inequality is a problem are often unsure about how to respond even when they want to be a part of the solution.

Drake University Professor of Religion, Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, will address this issue on Tuesday, September 24 in a presentation in Clinton entitled, “Which Way to Peace: A Dialogue about Race, Racism, and the Work of Repair.” The event, which is sponsored by the Franciscan Peace Center, will be held at Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd. in Clinton at 7:00 PM. Admission is free and is being held to recognize the annual International Day of Peace as well as Campaign Nonviolence.

In addition to her academic role, Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey also serves as Faculty Director for the Crew Scholars Program at Drake. She has a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Her work focuses primarily on racial justice and white anti-racism. Dr. Harvey's most recent books include Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America (Abingdon Press) and Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation (Wm. B. Eerdmans). Dr. Harvey has contributed to the New York Times, CNN and been a guest on both Iowa and National Public Radio (including NPR’s “It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders”). She is a widely sought after public speaker and is ordained in the American Baptist Churches (USA).

Liberal and conservative Christians are having “totally different conversations” about religious freedom and the government’s role in society because the two sides think about key concepts like responsibility and sin in such different ways, says Harvey. Christians on the left view society’s ills through a “collectivist” lens, she said, while those on the right typically see the same problems in individualistic terms. “We’re vexed,” she says, “because…such human rights catastrophes present themselves as difficult political or partisan differences.”

The International Day of Peace will also be marked by a day of prayer at The Canticle, home of the Sisters of St. Francis, at 841 Thirteenth Avenue North in Clinton. The public is welcome to attend at any time between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. The Clinton Franciscans have sponsored a local observance of the International Day of Peace at The Canticle every year since 2001.

Campaign Nonviolence is a grassroots movement to mainstream active nonviolence using the vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. that calls us to become people of nonviolence and to resolve personal and global conflicts nonviolently.

Every year, Campaign Nonviolence organizes a national week of action across the United States and around the world, built around September 21st, International Day of Peace. Over the past few years, Pace Bene has organized national grassroots actions in every state where people connect the dots between the issues of injustice and violence, including war, poverty, racism, and environmental destruction, and hold public events, actions, and marches demanding positive social change. Organizers believe that the only way positive social change has ever happened in the US is from bottom up using grassroots movements of nonviolence.

This year’s Campaign Nonviolence National Week of Action is scheduled for September 14-22. Planners hope participants will use the week as an organizing tool, to get the movement moving, to invite people of all walks of life to take to the streets against violence and injustice, and to carry on Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of what we could become, a new culture of nonviolence.

The Franciscan Peace Center was established by the Sisters of St. Francis as means for integrating Franciscan spirituality with the mission of promoting active nonviolence and peacemaking, as well as advocating for social justice issues and care for the earth. Most recently, the Center has focused on immigration reform, human trafficking, abolition of the death penalty, domestic violence and sexual assault, poverty, environmental concerns, and active nonviolence. More information is available at www.ClintonFranciscans.com.

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Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

CNV Eureka, CA

  • F. and 2nd Streets Eureka, CA 95501 (map)
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You are invited to attend an event for nonviolence, on this the International Day of Peace, on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Gazebo on F. and 2nd Streets in Eureka, CA from 5:00-8:00 p. m. It will feature a candlelight vigil, in Solidarity with Campaign Nonviolence, a poetry reading from local poets and music and singing; a prayer led by Jene McCovey, a Native elder and Sue Hilton speaking on Treaties.. Please join us in this event!
Sponsored by Kunle Community and WILPF. For questions, please call: Linda O'Hara-Scott at: (707) 442-3588.

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

CNV Toronto, Canada

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Celebrate the International Day of Peace by joining us at the
Blue Scarf Peace Walk: Taking Action for the People and the Planet.

This year's walk will explore how peace and climate change are linked.

Gather at Grange Park on Beverly St. just south of Dundas St. W. There will be six stations, covering such topics as youth and climate action as peace-making; the white poppy campaign as anti-militarism; non-violent actions; resource extraction as a peace issue; and the importance of a nuclear ban. The walk will end at the Peace Garden in Nathan Phillips Square.

Come early and help prepare posters, white poppies and peace songs. (1pm at Butterfly Park at the Ontario College of Art and Design on McCaul Street next to Grange Park.)

The co-sponsors of this event are:
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Pax Christi Toronto
KAIROS
Development and Peace
Basilian Centre for Peace and Justice
Student Christian Movement
Camp Micah
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
World Beyond War

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Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

CNV Action West Hartford, CT

  • First Church: West Hartford Center (map)
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Join Us!

Are you tired of endless wars being waged in your name as an American?

Do you find yourself longing for but wondering if the day will ever come when peace finally arrives?

If you want to help that day become a reality….

You are invited to join us!

On September 21, 2019 we will gather in front of First Church in West Hartford Center to commit ourselves to doing whatever we can to make Peace a Meaningful Reality for all.

We will support each other as we stand up for peace now and into the future. We will engage in dialogue, walk the church’s labyrinth in moving meditation, pray silently, and extend compassion to all in the name of Peace.

Where: First Church: West Hartford Center
(at the corner of Farmington Ave. and North Main St.)

When: September 21, 2019 (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Peace is Starting! (if you want it)

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

CNV Action Alhambra CA

Pat Krommer

Pat Krommer

Pax Christi Southern California & ICUJP Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace invites you to celebrate INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE & CAMPAIGN FOR NONVIOLENCE

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

SATURDAY 10-3pm

In memory of

SR. PAT KROMMER, CSJ

(1932- 2019):

A WOMAN OF FAITH IN ACTION

RAMONA SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOL -HOLY FAMILY ROOM                 
1701 W. Ramona Rd Alhambra CA  91803

A day to celebrate Sr. Pat with stories & networking for actions: her legacy lives

·       930am Fellowship and networking

·       10am Interfaith Gathering, storytelling, music & sharing

·       1130 Walk(vans available) public to witness: CAMPAIGN FOR NONVIOLENCE

·       1230 Vegetarian simple lunch and networking (free will donations welcomed)

·       130pm Story Telling and Action planning continues

·       230pm  ICUJP 2019 George Regas Peacemaker & Pax Christi Peacemaker Awards

·       (Optional Pax Christi Catholic Mass in her honor 330pm open to all)

DONATIONS:  ICUJP “Sr. Pat’s Intern” for Justice  Checks: ICUJP 3300 Wilshire Blvd. LA CA 90010 infor@icujp.org  RSVP (helpful for lunch)  323 225 4461 x221 St Camillus/Pax Christi

Sr. PAT’S PARTNERS IN JUSTICE: CSJ Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, ICUJP Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, Pax Christi LA, Pax Christi So Cal, CADP Catholics Against the Death Penalty, Dolores Mission Parish, Humanitarian Law Project, LA Peace Center, DPF-LA Death Penalty Focus, CPF California People of Faith, Ignatian West Volunteers, Eastlake Juvenile Hall, St. Camillus team, Associates of St. Camillus, LA Archdiocese Peace & Justice Commission, Salvadorian Committee?, Spiritual Direction, All Saint Episcopal Church, Cal-Pac Conference of UMC, NETWORK, Archbishop Romero Relief Fund, Humanitarian Law Project, CRISPAZ

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

CNV Castro Valley, CA

  • 17600 Lake Chabot Rd. Castro Valley, CA 94546 (map)
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The East Bay Regional Parks in Northern CA have partnered with Eden Interfaith Council to put together an International Day of Peace celebration on Sept. 21, 2019. Pax Christi, Castro Valley is co-sponsoring and helping to plan the event. The day will start at 9:00 am with a multicultural Wellness Walk at Lake Chabot Park in Castro Valley, CA.. From 11:30 - 1:00 the Day of Peace Celebration will be held in the park in the Cove Picnic site. There will be representatives of various faith traditions (including a representative from Pax Christi, Castro Valley) speaking, singing, and leading prayers for peace. There will be snacks and activities for the children.

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Sep
21
7:45 AM07:45

CNV Coral Springs, FL

Friday, September 20, 2019. 7:45 a.m. International Peace Garden. 2855 Coral Springs Drive
Adjacent to the Center for the Arts. Everyone is welcome • Admission is free
Please join us for a celebration around our hand-crafted Peace Pole at the International Peace Garden.
Join City officials, residents, and students as we showcase our unity with music and art.

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Sep
21
6:45 AM06:45

CNV Bainbridge Island, WA

Sunrise Prayers for Peace

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 6:45-9 a.m.
United Nations International Day of Peace

Bring your prayers and hopes for peace to share with others. Potluck brunch to follow. Coffee, tea and juice provided.
Interfaith gathering - all are welcome!
Sponsored by Interfaith Council of Bainbridge Island-North Kitsap

https://binkinterfaith.org/

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

CNV Cincinnati, OH

  • 6906 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236 (map)
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Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day - Pilgrims & Prophets for Peace:


This play will be performed at Women Writing for (a) Change on Friday, September 20th, at 7pm. The dramatic presentation is a Reader’s Theater style and brings to life two of the most important and inspiring spiritual teachers of the last century. We learn of their deepest struggles and intuitions about the meaning of death, about prayer, mystical experience, war and peace, and the way of universal compassion and nonviolent love.
Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day never physically met each other, although they very much knew of each other and read each other’s writings. In the last ten years of Merton’s life they frequently exchanged letters in which they shared their deepest concerns. In some ways, they lived parallel lives ultimately pointed in the same direction, toward inner and outer peacemaking. Thomas Merton lived the life of one seemingly withdrawn from the world, and Dorothy Day lived a life of activism. What we learn during this play is how much Merton was engaged in the world and what a contemplative Dorothy Day was.

About David and Sharon Hoover:
Sharon and David, from Albuquerque, NM, offer dramatic Reader’s Theatre presentations which provide contemplative opportunities to sit at the feet of saints to experience their human and holy personal stories. They are spiritual directors, retreat presenters, actors and story tellers. David holds a Masters degree from Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California, and Sharon a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, from the California Institute of Integral Counseling in San Francisco. Their presentations include a one-act monologue of Dorothy Day and one-act reader’s style theatre style plays on Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and St. Francis of Assisi. Their other offerings include storytelling, retreats and lectures on topics of spirituality, peace, justice and prayer.
Visit with them at www.inscapeministries.com

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Sep
20
to Sep 26

CNV Crete, IL

Legislate Peace, Band Together

**Fri, Sept.20,Laudato Si Generation, joining Sr. Of Mercy, Frankfort
**Sat, Sept. 21 joining Day of Immigrant in Bolingbrook, South Sub Immigrant Project
*** Mon, Tues, Wed Sept 22-25, joining Peace Alliance to advocate for the US Dept of Peace (HR 1111) and then some of us will be joining Fr. Pfleger on Sept 25 in DC for a rally to push congress to pass gun safety laws...from 1-3:30 at West Lawn of US Capital. There will be a bus leaving Chicago on Tuesday, Sept 24
**Thurs, Sept 26, ICDI...Interfaith Coalition for Detained Immigrants...Misercordia Fundraiser...in Chicago

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Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

CNV Corvallis, OR

  • 1st Street Corvallis, OR United States (map)
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Climate Action

Use song and aid a cultural revival. Action to protect wolves as a culturally significant animal under the american indian religious freedom act of 1978. Meet at Corvallis Skate Park near the Willamette River. Use nonviolence to confront an agency that kills 35,0000 animals a year with tax payer money.

Contact: Mato Woksape at wolves-2018@protonmail.com for more information.

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Sep
20
to Sep 24

CNV Milwaukee, WI

Monday, Sept. 3 ---LABOR DAY with festivities on Lake front.  We push for a $15 minimum wage for all workers

Thur. Sept.  5 ---Jericho Walk at 9 a.m. and Prayer Vigil at Noon at ICE, Knapp & Broadway,  to protest the separation of families and detentions of Latinx.  All people are our people!

 

Sept. 12-15 ---Annual Midwest Catholic Worker Retreat. Contact us for more info.  Thanks.

 

Thurs. Sept. 19 ----- BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS VIGIL at Brew City Shooter’s Supply, 43rd & Lincoln starting at Noon.  Those who  get a gun at a gun show a willingness to do violence since a gun was made only to do violence.  Some 40 Walmart employees in San Bruno CA staged a walkout to protest gun sales.  ---CLG

Thurs. Sept 19 ---POT LUCK  6:30pm  then CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT at 7pm at Harmony House, 1149 N 21st St.  We will show and discuss segments of the documentary “The Pacifist” about Larry Basset, who refused to pay war taxes.

Fri. Sept. 20th and 21st--- Milwaukee  Climate Strike activities! For details, go to 350milwaukee.weebly.com (414) 964-9478  For activities in other states, go to 350.org

Sunday, Sept. 22 ----BENEFIT FOR WELLSPRING Farm starting at 4 p.m. at  Braise Restaurant, 1101 S. 2nd St. Wellspring is a pro-ecology organic farm outside of  West Bend WI  which teaches organic gardening and ecology.

 

Tues., Sept. 24 -----ANTI-ROTC VIGIL AND NONVIOLENT ACTION AT M.U..   The Pace e Bene Campaign Nonviolent Action Week is September 14-22,  but we want to have an action, like last year due to its symbolic interest.  M.U,  which calls itself a Christian university, has received 52 military contracts worth over $19 million dollars between 2000 and 2018.  It continues to teach our youth violence as a tool to gain more power and wealth in the world in defiance of Christ’s teaching of love for one’s enemies AND doing good to those who harm us. We will meet at noon at the M.U. Library on 14th  & Wisconsin Ave. We will ask the students if they want war or peace.


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Sep
20
to Sep 22

CNV Action Cornwall, UK

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PRESS RELEASE - AUGUST 2019 –  Truro, Cornwall

UN International Day of Peace, 21st September

World Peace Day Events, 20th, 21st and 22nd September 2019

Events are being held over three days in Truro to help raise awareness for the United Nations International Day of Peace, 21st September, and to support the global choral project for peace, “One Day One Choir”. www.onedayonechoir.org  The venues include Lemon Quay, County Hall, Truro Methodist Church, Truro Cathedral and Truro Quaker Meeting House. Please see the poster for dates, times and venues.

This is now the fourth year that people have come together in Truro to sing for peace. In previous years these events have been live on BBC Spotlight and also mentioned on BBC Radio 3’s programme “The Choir”, and BBC Radio Cornwall. Many other choirs from schools, churches and communities across Cornwall are being invited to take part in their own way and wherever they are, and to join with others around the world singing for peace.

As in the previous three years, many choirs, groups, organizations and individuals are involved in Truro, and all are welcome to any of the events. There are no admission charges, but donations are welcome on Saturday during the day for the UK Charity Children of Peace. www.childrenofpeace.org.uk

In addition to singing, people are also invited to come and speak about peace.

Cornish Choirs involved over the three days include The Cornwall County Choirs (Cornwall Boys, Cornwall Girls and Cornwall County Youth Choir), The Cornwall County Primary Schools Group, The Perraners, The Parkinson’s Trembellows, Stagecoach, The Red River Singers, The Riverside Singers, Raise the ‘Ruth, St Ives Community Choir, Re:Choired, Lost in Song, Perran-ar-Worthall Community Choir, and Sing Choir Truro/Falmouth.

The events in Truro are very kindly supported by Truro City Council, Cornwall County Council, Truro Methodist Church, Truro Cathedral, Truro Diocese, Cornwall Quakers, Cornwall Faith Forum, UNA Cornwall Group, Truro Farmers Market and many choirs, groups, organizations and people.

The events are very varied and for example include a session on Friday afternoon (15.00 – 17.00) at the Truro Methodist Church which brings together a number of different groups that use singing therapeutically for people with a variety of illnesses such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, COPD, etc. It’s wonderful to see the very positive effect that singing can bring. Following a 10.30 Meeting for Worship at Truro Quaker Meeting House, there will be a talk given at 12.00 by Dr Lynne Jones OBE, entitled “Climate Catastrophe and Conflict: What can we do?” – she says that it will be a personal talk that looks at the connections between the major problems of our time, the effects upon our own lives and what we can do about it right now. The talk will be followed by a bring and share lunch, preferably vegetarian.

“The Good Afternoon Choirs” from Bath and Bristol, led by their MD Grenville Jones, are performing twice in Truro, once in Truro Cathedral, and then in the Truro Methodist Church where they will be sharing their performance with the “Sing Choir” from Truro/Falmouth. They will be collecting for Cornwall Hospice Care and are also dedicating part of their programme to World Peace Day and “One Day One Choir”.

The Looe Live! Music Festival, which runs from the 20th till the 22nd September, is also partnering with events in Truro and issued this statement:

“With just a month to go to this year’s Looe Live! there is a growing sense of excitement as people get ready to enjoy the headline acts, events and activities which will be taking place on the two stages and other venues during the three day festival. As well as Level 42, The Shires, Fisherman’s Friends, Newton Faulkner and Trevor Nelson, there will be classical music, a choir zone and comedy stages, with local acts performing in pubs, restaurants and bars. Add street performers, craft and music workshops, magicians, and some incredible food and drink, it’s easy to see why people will be flocking to the Looe for the 20th, 21st and 22nd September. The festival is also very proud to support “One Day One Choir” and World Peace Day which are taking place at the same time”.

The UN established the 21st September as the International Day of Peace in 1981, and declared it as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations. In 2015 UN Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and Goal 13 is Climate Action. The theme for World Peace Day 2019 is “Climate Action for Peace” and the aim is to draw attention to the importance of combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. The UN calls upon all to take action to tackle climate change. Every human is part of the solution.

“It is possible to achieve our goals, but we need decisions, political will and transformational policies to allow us to still live in peace with our climate” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 15 May 2019

For further information, and how to get involved and take part, please contact:

paul.haines10@gmail.com   01872 864373    07855 495881

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Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

CNV Manchester, VT

Jack's Group - our nonviolence study and affinity group has just formed the "Bare Armed Peace Militia". We will march with our WNDs (weapons of no destruction) with our arms bare - in the Climate strike march held in Manchester VT. on Sept. 20. We will recruit new members to join our pacifist militia and start to show up at other events in VT and NY

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Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

CNV Memphis, TN

  • First Congregational Church of Memphis (map)
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PROGRAM FOR THE VFP PEACE POLE UNVEILING
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
September 19, 2019. 5:00 p.m.

OPENING PRAYER. Rev. Cheryl Cornish
INTRODUCTION. George Grider, VFP
UNVELING OF THE PEACE POLE.
PEACE SONG. Soloist James Mays.
SPEAKERS.
• Alexis Pugh. MAS Director.
• Edith Ornelas, Maraposas Collective
• Stephanie Rollen, First Congo Food Ministry.
• Paul Garner. Midsouth Peace & Justice Center.
CLOSING BENEDICTION. Nabil Bayakly, V.P. Muslims in Memphis

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

CNV Action Dania, FL

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Free Movie Night with Fr. John Dear

The Narrow Path

When:  Wednesday, Sept 18th from 7 PM – 9 PM

Where:  St. Maurice at Resurrection, 441 NE 2nd St, Dania, FL 33004

Pax Christi Broward will host a free movie night and discussion to commemorate Non-Violence Week.  The Narrow Path is a bold and challenging film, a prophetic call for us to embody the nonviolence of Jesus and become instruments of peace.  Not only does this film address the biblical teachings of the Sermon on the Mount, Fr. John Dear also focuses on the lifestyle of nonviolence (internal and external) as a priority before God and the example of Jesus.                                                          

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/2104003

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Sep
18
to Sep 21

CNV Fresno, CA

Wednesday, September 18, 6 - 7:30 pm, Clovis Community College Forum Hall, Academic Center 1, Room 150 , "Uncovered: Israel's Occupation of Palestine", author Alison Weir, founder of If Americans Knew, reveals the hidden facts behind the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East presented by GV Wire. Go early: parking will be challenging. FREE

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Saturday, September 21, 1:30 ,  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 
Join Peace Fresno creating a human peace sign – to be photographed from above. Gather at Blackstone and Nees. 
Please bring an umbrella or two. The purpose of the action is to show solidarity with people living in war zones and with people everywhere working for peace and opposing war. At about 2:00 pm, join us as we return (march) to the corner of Blackstone & Nees for a peace rally to bring about awareness of the oppression and struggle in Kashmir. This will last until 4 pm.

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Sep
17
to Sep 22

CNV Sarasota, FL

  • Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Court Sarasota, FL 34236 United States (map)
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Join us for the full length documentary: A MINDFUL CHOICE.

A Mindful Choice plants the seed of possibility that we can all live harmoniously with each other and with the planet. A shift in consciousness is required; a shift that starts with each of us choosing for inner peace. Individuals and communities are making that choice and the impact on their world is obvious.

Contact: Catherine Seress

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-mindful-choice-movie-screening-for-campaign-for-nonviolence-week-tickets-68569839235



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Peace, Love, and Music

9/22/19 1:00 - 4:30 pm

2nd Annual CSLCC participation in Pace e Bene Campaign Nonviolence, raising our vibrations for a world of PEACE, LOVE & MUSIC ~ free from war, racism, poverty & environmental destruction. Join us for a fun afternoon as we sing, dance, play, love, and meditate in heartfelt recognition of the Presence of Peace and the Power we hold for change.

Only Hearts is a grass roots project that began in Sarasota in 2000 and has been making its way across the globe ever since. This project offers students of all ages a creative tool and opportunity to learn about peace making, conciliation and diversity. To learn more, visit the website https://studio.dwij.org/ The founder of Only Hearts, David Gittens, will be available to offer insight into his trips to South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, and the schools that have embraced the program. We will have samples available and opportunities for students of all ages to participate in putting your Vision for a world of Peace onto paper.

Between the musical performances, we will share the statements about Peace written by children. We will also have a 20 minute guided meditation for World Peace.

Music graciously provided by: Pedro y Zooey, Emily Ross, Mindy Simmons, Elaine Silver & Barbara Gail, Gwen Fogt & Bob Fieberts.

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Sep
17
to Sep 21

CNV Binghamton, NY

  • St Francis of Assisi Rectory (map)
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THERE IS NO JUST WAR

The afternoon of September 17th, 3 PM, St Francis of Assisi Rectory on Chenango St Binghamton, NY will offer the 9-minute video of Friends of Franz & Ben, There Is No Just War, www.bensalmon.org as a kick-off to a fall discussion group, Just Faith Nonviolence, at St Francis of Assisi Parish. On September 21st, International Peace Day, our local peace community will be in Owego, NY for an international gathering to join hands around the world’s largest peace symbol covering 3+acres.
We’ll be flying our banners and flags…Veterans for Peace, Pace e Bene and Peace Action.

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

CNV National Harbor, MD

  • Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (map)
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Protest the Air Force Association "Arms Bazaar"

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

What: A Nonviolent Vigil and Prayer Service for Peace and Justice during the AFA "Arms Bazaar." As we undertake this vigil, we do so in solidarity with Campaign Nonviolence, who will be sponsoring a week-long series of actions nationwide from September 14-22. Nearly 3,000 actions are taking place in the U.S. and abroad as part of this campaign. For more info see: https://paceebene.org/campaign-nonviolence/

Where: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745.
We will meet for the vigil at the corner of Waterfront St. and St. George Blvd., directly across from the Gaylord National Resort (See Directions Below)

Sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

For more info contact: Art Laffin - 202-360-6416, artlaffin@hotmail.com

"Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade." --Pope Francis, September 24, 2015 Speech to the U.S. Congress

From September 16-18, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is once again playing host to the Air Force Association (AFA) "Air, Space and Cyber Conference" what we call an "Arms Bazaar." The AFA, according to its web site, is "the voice for aerospace power and the Air Force family." Last year's theme for the AFA Arms Bazaar was: “Multi-Domain Operations: Leveraging the Full Spectrum." This year's theme is "Expanding the Competitive Edge." (see below more info) Over 130 exhibitors taking part in this years Arms Bazaar have played a prominent role in U.S. warmaking. Arms contractors like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and BAE, are profiting from war and literally are making a killing! But that's not all. The Pentagon and numerous arms dealers are committed to U.S. nuclear/military/cyber superiority and militarizing and controlling space.

As the source of approximately 36 percent of the world's military exports, the U.S. is the worlds largest arms supplier, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute see: https://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2019/global-arms-trade-usa-increases-dominance-arms-flows-middle-east-surge-says-sipri

The U.S. exported arms to at least 98 countries in the past five years; these deliveries often included advanced weapons such as combat aircraft, short-range cruise and ballistic missiles, and large numbers of guided bombs. Of the 25 countries buying the most weapons from the U.S., 10 are either NATO member nations or part of other alliances formed with the U.S. since the Cold War. In 2017 the U.S. set a one year record for clearing weapons sales of $75.9 billion. 

The biggest recipient of U.S. arms sales is Saudi Arabia. The Saudi's have been using weapons from arms contractors like Lockheed Martin to kill innocent Yemenis, including scores of children.

More than half (52 percent) of U.S. arms exports went to the Middle East in 2014–18. U.S. arms sales in the Middle East are fueling widespread wars in the region, as the U.S. continues its quest to destroy ISIS. 

In concert with weapons contractors participating in the AFA Arms Bazaar, the U.S. is engaged in direct military intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, continues its military support for the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, proceeds with its military "pivot" in the Asia-Pacific to threaten and contain China, and wages its killer drone attacks. During this past year there have been U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia.

In its pursuit to dominate space, the Trump Administration is creating a "Space Force," a new branch of the U.S. military. In an August 29th ceremony formally establishing the Space Force, Mr. Trump called the command's creation a "landmark moment" in protecting America's assets in space and said it would help "defend America's vital interest in space, the next warfighting domain, and I think that's pretty obvious to everybody. It's all about space." 

The U.S. government also continues with its "Missile Defense" deployments encircling China and Russia, constituting a flagrant violation of its Anti-Ballistic missile treaty with Russia. 

Today the U.S. possess over 6,000 nuclear weapons, many of which are on hair-trigger alert, and proposes to spend an estimated $1 trillion over the next 30 years to modernize its existing nuclear arsenal. The Pentagon also announced in June a new nuclear war doctrine: "Nuclear Operations." This doctrine is designed to fulfill the Trump Administration's quest for nuclear-war-fighting “flexibility.”

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has turned its "Doomsday Clock" to 2 minutes before midnight to signify the perilous situation facing the world due to the dangers of nuclear war and the climate crisis. This peril has been exacerbated by contradictory and belligerent comments by a U.S. president who has threatened to attack Iran, as well as by the U.S. conducting a sub-critical nuclear test in February, and withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal and the INF Treaty with Russia. As a leading nuclear superpower, the U.S. practices a double standard by calling on other nations to disarm while, at the same time, it refuses to disarm and instead is rapidly expanding its own arsenal. The U.S. military is also the world's single biggest consumer of fossil fuels which is directly responsible for destabilizing the earth's climate. 

On July 7, 2017, at the conclusion of a special "UN Conference To Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons," 122 countries voted in favor of historic treaty to legally prohibit nuclear weapons. To date 26 countries have ratified it. We call on the U.S., the only country to have ever used nuclear weapons, to endorse this treaty and to lead the way to total worldwide nuclear disarmament.

During its three day Arms Bazaar, the AFA is sponsoring over 30 forums addressing how the U.S. can refine its warmaking apparatus and cyber capability so it can dominate earth and space. On September 16, the AFA will hold a $300+ per plate banquet honoring outstanding airmen, and on September 18, it will have another similar banquet celebrating the birthday of the AFA. We decry the AFA Arms Bazaar for what it is: a scandalous affront to God, a theft from the poor, and a threat to people and the environment worldwide!

The victims cry out for justice, and the earth, under daily assault, groans in travail! Who will speak for the poor and the victims, as arms dealers reap huge profits from their lethal weapons and death technology? Who will protect our sacred earth and environment? We urgently need, more than ever, to nonviolently resist all war, racism, oppression and violence--from Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza, to Ferguson, Charlottesville, D.C. and elsewhere. Together, let us continue to do all we can to establish the Beloved Community, end the climate crisis, eradicate poverty and create a world free of nuclear and conventional weapons, killer drones, war, racial hatred and oppression. In the name of God, who calls us to love and not to hate, demonize and kill, it's time to end this Arms Bazaar!


Please join with members of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Pax Christi and other peacemakers as we seek to say YES to Life and a resounding NO to the merchants of death and war profiteers.

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Sep
17
to Sep 21

CNV Action Raleigh, NC

CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE NC INVITES YOU

THOUGHTS ON “DISMANTLING TODAY’S JIM CROW”

GUEST SPEAKERS: Melissa Florer-Bixler, Author/Pastor Raleigh Mennonite Church; Sage Chioma – Poet / Counselor / Motivational Speaker / International Civil Rights Museum Interpretive Staff and Tour Associate

Love offerings accepted for Campaign Nonviolence NC’s 2019 series of speakers & events on anti-racism
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 - 9:15 p.m. 
LOCATION:  Highland Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

NOTE: Participants will have an opportunity to meet local grassroots activists working for justice in policing, public school advocacy for children of color, affordable housing, immigrant rights, and environmental justice

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PRAYER VIGIL FOR NON-VIOLENCE
WORSHIP LEADERS / CHOIRS from HOLY NAME OF JESUS CATHEDRAL and CUCC

DATE/TIME:  Thursday September 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  CUCC - Community United Church of Christ, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC

NC PEACE ACTION’S “PEACEMAKER FUNDRAISING DESSERT SOCIAL”

GUEST SPEAKER: Kathy Kelly, peace activist/ a founding member of Voices in the Wilderness/ and

co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. $25 donation suggested. No one will be turned away.

DATE/TIME: Friday, September 20 Time 6:30

LOCATION: Highland Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC



SHARING & CELEBRATING OUR DIVERSITY WITH A POTLUCK DINNER & TALENT SHOW!

MASTERS OF CEREMONIES: Representing & reflecting the diversity of participating races & cultures    
DATE/TIME:  Saturday, September 21, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share.

Talent to be pre-arranged by members of CNV with participating grassroots organizations & congregations
LOCATION: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC  

 www.facebook.com/CampaignNC  - Check Facebook for updated times and venues

Help build a Community Committed to Nonviolence here in the Triangle

See the Proclamation from the Mayor here.

Download the flyer below here!

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Finally…. Be sure to join CNV Raleigh in October!

First Wednesday Vigil in Raleigh, NC

First Wednesday monthly vigils began in May 1982 and have continued every month since then.  The group originally choose to work for peace by educating others about the huge amount of money spent for armaments.  This is the theme that the vigil still highlights along with

other messages for nonviolence.  The vigil meets from noon until 1:00 pm in front of the post office located in downtown Raleigh, NC on the first Wednesday of each month.  The group holds signs and hands out information to passersby and through the mail to non-passersby such as congresspersons, governors and presidents.  A long-time member who is now deceased had a favorite quote to hand out that was by Dwight Eisenhower:

 “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children…This is not a way of life at all in any true sense.  Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron”.                                                                                                         

Campaign Nonviolence NC will join the vigil on October 2, 2019 as we celebrate the UN International Day of Nonviolence.

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Sep
16
to Sep 20

CNV Fargo, ND

  • Nativity Catholic School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prayer at Our Peace Pole

The children of Nativity Catholic School, classes from Kindergarten to Grade 5, will hear a brief presentation on the background of our Peace Pole, discuss ways in which they can be peace makers, and then finish with prayer at the site of our Peace Pole.

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Sep
15
to Sep 22

CNV Grand Rapids, MI

  • Dominican Center at Marywood (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pax Christi West MI in collaboration with the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids are participating in 30+ Days of Peace, with prayers, actions, speakers from Sept. 1 to Oct. 5, 2019. This project includes a monthly calendar with prayers and reflections with a different theme each week. It encourages participants to reflect and act for peace and nonviolence in their daily lives. Speakers: Mary Hanna and Kim Redigan of the Meta Peace Team, on Sunday, Sept. 15, who will speak about their deployment with the META Peace Team at the Border and their personal experience of human rights monitoring and unarmed civilian accompaniment. Time 1-3 PM at the Dominican Center Marywood, 2025 E. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI 49503. On Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, there will be Peace Walk in the St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids (MI) at Marywood from 1-1:45 pm. Following the walk is an Interfaith Prayer Service, with speakers representing several different faith traditions, from 2 to 3 pm at Dominican Chapel at Marywood, East Fulton and Lakeside Drive, to observe the United Nations International Day of Peace. These two events are a collaboration of the Institute for Global Education (IGE~ Grand Rapids, MI) Dominican Sisters~ Grand Rapids, Instruments of Hope and Pax Christi West Michigan.

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Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

CNV Anaheim, CA

A Roundtable by Veterans, Military Families and Local Activists.What’s the Peace Movement up to in OC?
The War Economy ~ PTSD & Bringing Vets into your Org ~ The War hits OC ~ Veteran Sacrifice~ Guantanamo ~ Counter-recruitment ~ Peace Clubs~ Classroom version of “Before You Enlist” ~ Arlington West Memorial ~ Shooting Ranges in Santa Ana HS ~ Deported Vets ~ free copy of “Dos and Don’ts on talking to Vets” handout

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Sep
14
to Sep 21

CNV San Diego, CA

  • 3850 Westgate Pl San Diego, CA 92105 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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A Mini-Retreat: Tools For Recognizing and Lowering My Violence Quotient

Saturday, 9/14
10-1PM A Mini-Retreat: Tools For Recognizing and Lowering My Violence Quotient. Facilitated by PRC members.
2-5 PM A Panel Discussion: The Mental (un)Wellness To Prison Pipeline. Facilitated by Cheryl Canson, Mothers of Sons Incarcerated With Mental Illness.
Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, 92105

http://www.prcsd.org






A Peace & FUN(d)Raising Collaboration

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Saturday, September 21, International Day of Peace
The UN calls a climate emergency.
Peace Day @ the PRC (3850 Westgate Place)
A Peace & FUN(d)Raising Collaboration
2:30-5PM – Collaborative Open Space
Workshops, Yoga, A Networking Collaborations & Happy Hour
For activists, agitators, dreamers, and collaborators to share ideas & actions to make real social and environmental justice.
The goal: Bring together like-minded and differently-minded activists to create/improve/generate deeper understandings, actions and strategies. The tool: “Open Space Technology” to organize and facilitate group formation and planning. https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology
6-7 PM – Happy Peace Hour – CASH BAR or BYOB. Light refreshments provided.
7-8 PM – Fall Equinox Celebration and BBQ – donation of potluck dish to feed 10 or $10
8-10 PM – PRC FUN(d)raising Concert & Music featuring Willie Lang

Find more events and info at facebook.com/prcsd

Contact us at info@prcsd.org or call (619)263-9301
with questions, your peace events or endorsements


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