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Nonviolence and peacemaking

A Force More Powerful

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: St. James Conference Room • End of parking lot corner of Bridge and Flint Streets • Salem





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Women's Alternatives to Competition and Aggression

When: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 5:00 am to 7:30 am
Where: University Lutheran Church • 66 Winthrop St • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

World in Watertown's Annual Unity Breakfast

When: Monday, January 16, 2012, 4:00 am to 4:10 am
Where: Hellenic Cultural Center • 25 Bigelow Ave • Watertown

Watertown's 12th Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Cambridge’s Annual Martin Luther King Day Commemoration and Remembrance

When: Monday, January 16, 2012, 7:00 am to 9:45 am
Where: St. Peter's Episcopal Church • 838 Massachusetts Ave. • Central Sq T • Cambridge

Please join the Cambridge Peace Commission as we publicly remember and celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Central Square

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Interfaith Service for First Night Boston

When: Saturday, December 31, 2011, 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Where: St. Paul's Cathedral • 138 Tremont St. • Park St T • Boston

Please join us on New Year's Eve for the Interfaith Service for First Night Boston as we welcome the new year in sacred space
It's free and open to the public; you don't need a First Night pin to  join us
We will meditate, dance, pray, sing, and light candles...
Please come celebrate with us!!
Be blessed,

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The Peace Abbey Seeks New Owner

October 24, 2011
Dear Friends,

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Pilgrims of Peace

When: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: St Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center • 100 Arch St • Downtown Crossing T • Boston

Reflections on Peace framed by the Abrahamic Traditions
Judaism, Christianity, & Islam
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Assisi Interfaith Peace Gathering

Dr. Imam Talal Eid, Muslim Chaplain for Brandeis University, Waltham, MA and Executive Director of the Islamic Institute of Boston

Father Joseph Nangle, OFM, President of the Board of Trustees of the United States Mission Association and Co-director, Franciscan Mission Service, Washington, DC.

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Writing and Civil Disobedience: Wendell Berry & Bill McKibben

When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish church in Cambridge • 3 Church Street • Cambridge

Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson

When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle St. • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

 Brian Willson, author of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS - a powerful new book about
the US Government assault on him and our nonviolent protest, and his
"conversion" to a Warrior for Peace.

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Peace Activist John Dear, S.J.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: National Heritage Museum • 33 Marrett Rd • Lexington

Nobel Prize nominated Peace Activist John Dear, S.J., to Speak in Lexington

Donation: $20.00

Fr. Dear is a Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader. He is an internationally known voice for peace and non-violence.

In 2008, Archbishop Desmond Tutu nominated Fr. Dear for the Nobel Peace Prize writing; John Dear “is the embodiment of a peacemaker. He has led by example through his actions and in his writings and in numerous sermons, speeches and demonstrations.”

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Writing and Civil Disobedience

When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Forum • 1446 Massachusetts Ave. • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

Poet and environmentalist Wendell Berry is joined by journalist Bill McKibben in a conversation about writing and civil disobedience.  Both men follow in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau, using the power of the word and acts of civil disobedience to defend fragile ecosystems and preserve threatened communities from degradation.

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Eye-Opening Ceremony for the New England Peace Pagoda

When: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 7:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: New England Peace Pagoda • Leverett, MA

 26th Anniversary of the New England Peace Pagoda


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Building a Nonviolent World

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Agape Community • 2062 Greenwich Rd • Ware, MA


Agape’s Annual St. Francis Day

Celebration and Fundraiser

for Francis House new Kitchen


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U.N. International Day Of Peace

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Framingham Town Green • Framingham

Clean air, clean water and sustainable communities are key components for a peaceful world. Sponsored by the Center of Light and the Framingham Interfaith Clergy Association, please join the Framingham Sierra Club at this community event which will include a Peace parade, live music, drumming circle and a candlelight vigil. Food and Children's activities are included.

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Champion of Peace Award: Lewis Randa

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Salem State College • Ellison Campus Center • MLK Room • Salem


Salem State University Peace Institute is deeply proud to honor Lewis Randa, founder and director of the Peace Abbey with its Champion of Peace Award.

Come hear why Lewis has dedicated his life to peace.

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