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Nonviolence and peacemaking
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
A group of Boston area peace activists met on Tuesday to share what we know about Monday's bombings and to discern how best to respond to the deadly attack against our community and against people from across the nation and around the world who came to Boston to participate and enjoy the Marathon.
Led by Cathy Hoffman and Ken Butigan, a weekend nonviolence training session was held in Cambridge for Campaign Nonviolence (http://paceebene.org/campaign-nonviolence).
The training brought local peace activists together with folks from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Worcester and Dighton, MA and one stalwart life-long activist from Baltimore, Maryland.