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Nonviolence and peacemaking
In celebration of Passover we hold our annual Liberation Seder. We will remember the timeless Jewish story of resistance and we’ll come together to celebrate overcoming injustice and remember the connection to all struggles for liberation. Remember to bring a potluck dish and to bring friends and family!
Gary Leupp will review the course of U.S.–Russian relations since 1991, from the decade-long honeymoon with the Yeltsin regime to the Putin era. Leupp will discuss the Ukrainian situation in historical context, emphasizing the ethnic divide in that country and how the February 2014 regime change backed by the U.S. provoked a much misunderstood secessionist movement. Leupp will comment on the unpredictable Trump positions on Russia. Gary Leupp is an Author and Professor of History, Tufts University, since 1988.
Dave Lippman brings vibrant parody sing-alongs, soulful original songs, and an encounter with Donald Trump’s renegade third cousin, Davey Drumpf. A passionate, comedic, participatory, multi-media romp through society’s ills and thrills. Lippman has performed as a singing CIA agent, moderate clear cutter, bard of the bankers, and third cousin twice removed of Donald Trump. His efforts to combine music with politics span 50 years, and he is always on the verge of getting it right. He has 14 releases to his credit, not counting jail.
It is said that periodically throughout history, teachers and prophets appear, to guide humanity through difficult times. As the world struggles with deepening crises on every front, a group of such teachers stands ready to offer practical solutions to our most urgent global problems, and point the way into a “Golden Age of Justice and Peace.”
A panel discussion with David Mynott, Cindy Bruder, and Lenny Shames.
Join us a for a screening of the exciting new documentary, The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs, about the struggle of nonviolent activists like Sr. Megan Rice and her colleagues to challenge the nuclear weapons establishment. The filmmaker, Helen Young, as well as Sr. Megan, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions.
Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, Professor of Theology at Boston College, one of the leaders of last April’s Vatican 3-day International Symposium on Nonviolence and Just Peace will speak on the symposium and the Catholic Church's likely future positions. The symposium recommended that the Catholic Church drop its teaching of “Just War Theory” and endorse a policy of nonviolence with a teaching from the Pope. In response, Pope Francis issued a statement on January 1, the World Day of Peace in the Catholic Church, calling for all to embrace a policy of “active nonviolence” and no more war.
will be in Boston
Tuesday, November 1 7:00 PM at Encuentro 5
9A Hamilton Place, Boston (near Park St. T Station)
to speak about his new book
Bil’in and The Nonviolent Resistance
In the second concert of our 2015-16 Music for Peace concert series, Artistic Director Victor Rosenbaum teams up with two brilliant young stars of tomorrow, violinist XinOuWei and cellist Joseph Gotoff!
Today John Lennon would be 75 and the radio played his song Power to the People. Earlier this week a couple thousand people made a peace sign in New York's Central Park in response to Yoko Ono's call to honor John's birthday in this way.
6th Annual International Day of Peace
2-4:00pm; 4-4:30 optional walk to the Peace Garden
(near Park Street T stop, in front of the State House)
A note from the planning committee:
A forum sponsored by United for Justice with Peace
As we grieve the devastating impact of the Marathon bombings had on many families and communities in the Boston area, we are also aware of the need to examine the impact of those bombings on peace and justice issues in our communities, campaigns and organizing.
Presentations will provide analysis and ideas for response from the anti-war, immigrants’ rights, civil liberties, anti-war, economic justice, and Muslim communities.
Boston May Day 2011 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park
Let's commemorate International Workers Day this year with a rally at 12 noon at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Park, across from the Haymarket T Station, in the corner of Cross and Hanover streets in Boston.
Memorial March for Peace