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Nonviolence Training Weekend - Report

Led by Cathy Hoffman and Ken Butigan, a weekend nonviolence training session was held in Cambridge for 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.

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Have we finished with war -- yet?

Kathy Kelly Inspires at Simmons

Kathy Kelly, a Catholic peace activist and founder of Voices of Creative Non­violence, spoke at several events in the Boston area Nov. 13-15. I attended her talk at Simmons College on Monday afternoon, where she was introduced by Prof. Becky Thompson. It drew about 60 people, more than half of whom where students.

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Veterans For Peace: Veterans Day Parade and Rally

When: Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:30 am
Where: Charles St. and Beacon St. • Boston

Attention Peace Activists

Please Join Veterans For Peace
our “Outhouse House Band” The Leftist Marching Band 


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Santiago Declaration - The Human Right to Peace

International Association of Peace Messenger Cities
December 22, 2010

Dear Friends:

The Declaration is the culmination of years of discussion and debate among global peace activists to finally enshrine in international law the recognition of humanity’s centuries longing for peace and security.

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Veterans Day for Peace

When: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 6:30 am to 10:00 am
Where: Charles and Beacon Sts. • Park St. T • Boston


Veterans for Peace will once again proudly walk behind the street sweepers in the Veterans Day Parade in Boston. Please join us as we show our opposition to these two on-going wars and occupations. Bring signs and banners.

The theme for this year:
“How is the War Economy Working for You ?”

We will gather at 11:30 on the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets.
Parade steps off at 12:00 Noon.

Please Join Us!

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Walk for a New Spring: Presentation and Walk

When: Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: Boston City Hall • Piemonte Rm • Boston

Please join Councillor Charles Yancey on Monday, March 23rd at 10:00 am to hear a presentation about the annual “Walk for Peace” held in the Piemonte room of Boston City Hall, with Sister Claire and friends from the New England Peace Pagoda. The Peace Pagoda was conceived as a prayer for peace, a tangible structure that manifests the dedication of our lives to justice and peace. 

This year is their 14th Annual Walk for a New Spring – Walking for Peace. They would be delighted to have you join them for a short time to hear about their quest and journey.

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Report Back from WILPF's 100th Anniversary Meetings in the Hague

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: The Walker Center • 171 Grove St, Auburndale (parking lot site) • Newton


The Oldest Women’s Peace Organization Looks to the Future


WHEN: Thursday May 21, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

6:30 pm – mingling and light refreshments

7:15 pm Program


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Walk with us for Peace!

When: Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:00 am to 7:30 am
Where: Town Field Park • 1520 Dorchester Ave • Fields Corner • Dorchester

Concord Peace Vigil

Who:Concord Peaace Vigil
What: Vigils every  Friday at 8:00am-9:00am, Monument Square, Concord, MA - (small rotary, concord center)



Violence is a Religious Problem

Not all or even most of the violence in the world is religious in nature, but for religions to evolve and progress, for justice to be the order of the day, and for our planet to thrive, the religious and spiritually inclined among us are called on to take a stand for peace and non-violence.

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Peacemakers Gathering

When: Friday, May 1, 2015, 3:30 pm to Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 am
Where: North Shore Community College • 300 Broad Street Lynn, MA 01901 • Campus Cafeteria • Lynn

A Celebration of Peacemaking

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church in Duxbury • 842 Tremont Street • Duxbury

The Time to Act is Now!

The Time to Act is Now!

Namaste and Greetings to the Environmental Movement and the Peace Movement

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Dignity: The Role it Plays in Our Lives and Relationships, A Public Talk with Dr. Donna Hicks

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue • 396 Harvard Street • Cambridge

Please join us on Saturday, January 31, 2015, for an afternoon with Dr. Donna Hicks, Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, and author of the best-selling book Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict. Drawing on two decades of experience in the field of international conflict resolution, Dr. Hicks will illuminate dignity’s transformative potential as a foundation for fostering harmonious relationships and building peaceful communities.


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