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Kingian Nonviolence Reconciliation Course

When: Saturday, July 2, 2011, 7:00 am to Sunday, July 3, 2011, 3:30 pm
Where: Encuentro 5 • 33 • Chinatown T • Boston

Certified Course, $60.

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CVS Make War on Easter Eggs

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Banning Cluster Munitions: Challenges to Implementing a New Disarmament Treaty

When: Monday, April 11, 2011, 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Where: Harvard Law School • 1563 Massachusetts Ave • Pound 201 • Cambridge

Please join us for a panel with four experts who have been actively engaged in the process to ban cluster munitions: Bonnie Docherty of the Harvard International Human Rights Clinic, Mark Hiznay of Human Rights Watch, Zach Hudson of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines, and Earl Turcotte, former Canadian diplomat and treaty negotiator.

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Women Essential for Sustainable Peace

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:00 pm
Where: Nichols College • 124 Center Rd • Davis 205/207 • Dudley, MA

It’s been 10 years since United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was passed demanding an end to the abuse of women by warring parties and the inclusion of women in peacemaking.

And while the International Criminal Court and several regional war crimes tribunals have made sexual abuse a war crime, has the passing of Resolution 1325 produced lasting change?

Consider these facts:

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From Boston to Baghdad: End the Occupation!

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Southwest Corridor Park @ Ruggles Station • (MBTA: Orange Line) • Boston

Saturday, March 19 at 12 Noon
From Boston to Baghdad: End the Occupation!
Fight for Jobs & Education! Say 'No' to Racism!

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From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace

When: Monday, February 28, 2011, 1:00 pm to Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 2:30 am
Where: MIT Campus • 77 Mass Ave (Kendall Sq. T) • Wong Auditorium - E51 • Cambridge

MIT 150 and Applied Nichiren Buddhism Club present:



From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of PeaceAn exhibit, symposium and dialogue session on nuclear abolition

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Navarasa Dance Theater's "Encounter"

When: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 2:00 pm
Where: Wellesley College • Houghton Chapel - Multifaith Center • Wellesley

This is a very beautiful and powerful anti-military piece. It also has humour and whimsy. A 60-minute piece. I strongly urge you to see it if  you possibly can, and to spread the word. -- Eleanor Duckworth, Cambridge UJP

Free and open to the public.

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The UN-Sponsored University for Peace in Costa Rica: What Does It Do?

When: Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Peace Center of Amesbury Friends Meeting • 120 Friend Street • Amesbury Friends Meetinghouse • Amesbury

Talk & slides by Barbara Thorngren & Nashua CC Students

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War as Absurdity

“I’d write a letter to the editor if only I could write if only he could read” says a llittle swamp critter in one of Walk Kelly’s many hilariously funny cartoon strips.

Had Zoe Oldenburgh not died prematurely (I don’t know how old she lived to be, but her death was, like those of many other worthy people, premature), she surely would have included the Iraq/Afghanistan war in the final chapters of her book, “The March of Folly,” which covered only the Trojan Wars, World War I and the Vietnam War.

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Newton Dialogues on Peace and War

Who: Newton Dialogues on Peace and War

What: Vigils every  Thursday at the intersection of Center St. and Beacon St. from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.





Members Sought for the Cambridge Peace Commission

Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking individuals to fill several vacancies on the Peace Commission. Prospective Commissioners must reside in Cambridge.

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Youth Violence in Boston: Organizing for Survival

When: Sunday, January 30, 2011, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

"Youth Violence in Boston: Organizing for Survival"

George Lee is a youth worker and community organizer in Boston. He supports youth who are deeply impacted by oppression -- poverty, prisons, broken schools, and violence -- through outreach work, leadership development, and campaigns to change policy and build community power. George does outreach work in Mission Hill, Dudley Square, and Jamaica Plain, and he has been involved in programs and coalitions to advocate for youth power and resources for young people.

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Emily Greene Balch, Jamaica Plain's Nobel Peace Prize Winner

When: Saturday, January 8, 2011, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Plain Forum • 6 Eliot St • First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist • Jamaica Plain

Sixty-five years ago, in 1946, Jamaica Plain’s Emily Greene Balch won the Nobel Peace Prize for her visionary work with Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. January 8th marks her 144th birthday and the first public event celebrating the publication of Kristen E. Gwinn’s new book about Balch’s life.

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Potluck & Book Swap for Justice

When: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: The Democracy Center • 45 Mt. Auburn Street • Cambridge

Looking for an excuse to clean out your book shelves? Want to show off your best potluck dish?

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Hi, all UJP members.

As a graduate of a Quaker college (Swarthmore) and long-term peace activist, I have recently established, with the help of my friends, a blog and monthly newsletter that have, I hope, some useful elements for the promotion of peace, including a child and youth peace corner.

The blog has several specific purposes:

1. Promote optimism concerning the possibility of peace

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