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Nonviolence and peacemaking

International Day of Peace

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Church of St Andrew • 135 Lafayette St • Marblehead

The Marblehead and Salem Peace Committees will hold a celebration for the International Day of Peace. 

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Celebrate International Day of Peace

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Boston Common • Bandstand • Boston

”I Can Bring the Peace”

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From Remembrance to Hope: 9/11 Ten Years After

When: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Where: Copley Square • Dartmouth & Boylston • Boston

Interfaith Service in Copley Square: "From Remembrance to Hope: 9/11 Ten Years After"

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Nonviolence activist Kathy Kelly

When: Friday, September 30, 2011, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist • 6 Eliot St • Jamaica Plain

Kathy Kelly, a long-time anti-war activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee will join us for a special presentation. She co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence (, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. 

Sponsored by Jamaica Plain Forum

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Political Change

Andre SheldonThe world is waiting for something good to happen. What if people unified for a common goal? If there was a world-wide unity campaign, would it change the political status everywhere? What could be the unifying component? To answer these questions I evoke the name of Robert Kennedy.

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A Tribute to Zinn, Forsberg, Boulding

Andre SheldonHoward, Randall, and Elise are gone now, but I can still hear them. They would say, stand up and be heard! Zinn and Forsberg would say to mobilize. Boulding would say work together. The economic, political, peace and environmental problems facing the planet now are enormous and there must be unity to resolve the problems. We need leaders whom can find the way to unify the world. But what can unify the world?

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Ending Domestic Violence: Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

When: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 4:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Where: Amesbury Friends Meetinghouse/ Peace Center • 120 Friend Street • Amesbury

The Amesbury Friends Peace Center is sponsoring an opportunity to learn about domestic violence and its prevention. Find out about the innovative programs and services of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, a  remarkable organization that has become a leader in domestic violence prevention and awareness. Elaine Cohen, Development Director, will talk about the center, then a client will share her personal story. Finally, a video will highlight the Center’s nationally recognized High Risk Team Initiative to prevent domestic violence assault and homicide. Open to the public and free.

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Witness from War Zones - Featuring Kathy Kelly and David Smith-Ferri

When: Friday, September 9, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: St Michael Parish Hall • 196 Main St • North Andover
Kathy Kelly
David Smith-Ferri

Featuring Kathy Kelly and David Smith-Ferri

Leaders of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Kelly and Smith-Ferri will describe conditions in Iraq, Afghanistan,and Pakistan.

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Living an Integrated Life of Nonviolence and Sustainability

When: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 11:00 am to 1:15 pm
Where: Boston College - Brighton Campus • 9 Lake St • Chestnut Hill

This workshop will develop the theology, theory, and practice of a life that integrates the Gospel of nonviolence, contemplative prayer, simplicity, and environmentally sustainable living, drawing inspiration from the works of Dorothy Day, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Berry, Wendell Berry, Thomas Merton, and the poetry of Denise Levertov. The goal is to establish a model for a meaningful Christian way of life for laity in the 21st century. Sessions build on each other, so it is recommended that participants come to both sessions (though one session is permitted). Please register.

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"Say Your Peace"- September 11th Video Contest

The Peaceful Tomorrows' Say Your Peace video contest is your chance to share your ideas for supporting the U.S. Constitution and creating a more peaceful world for everyone. Winners in three age categories will each receive a cash prize of $1,000.

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Transforming Conflict Workshop

When: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 7:00 am to Sunday, June 26, 2011, 5:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, floor 5 • Boston
Facilitator Gail Burton, Emerson College

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Living an Integrated Life of Nonviolence and Sustainability

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 11:00 am to Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 1:15 pm
Where: Boston College School of Theology & Ministry • 9 Lake Street • Brighton Campus • Chestnut Hill
Thursday and Friday, July 14-15, 2011, 2:00- 4:15 p.m.
Presenters: Suzanne and Brayton Shanley
Free of charge.  
Maps, directions, parking
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Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards: Building Bridges, Creating Community

When: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: YWCA Cambridge • 7 Temple St • Central Sq T • Cambridge

The 2011 Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards: Building Bridges, Creating Community
Sunday, June 12, 2011 • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. • YWCA Cambridge

The Cambridge Peace Commission is excited to announce the recipients of this year’s Peace and Justice Awards – honoring an amazing set of individuals and groups for their contributions to peacemaking in our city – to be presented on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the YWCA Cambridge, 7 Temple Pl. in Central Square, Cambridge.

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Quaker Peace Vigil: Boston Common, Good Friday

Quaker Peace Vigil, Good Friday 2011, Boston CommonBoston, Mass.-April 22, 2011:

For the 50th year on Good Friday (it's never a good day when a person is executed), Boston Quakers held a silent peace vigil on Boston Common, from 11am-2pm. Vigilers held signs calling for an end to war, and anti-war leaflets were passed out to passersby who were curious about the vigil.

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Peace Vigil

When: Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:10 am to 9:30 am
Where: Brandeis University • Mandel Peace Garden • Waltham

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