06 Jun

Teach-in on the Middle East

What can we do to stop escalating violence in the Middle East?

Sunday, June 24

Potluck at 5pm followed by Teach-in at 6pm

Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor

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Protests and casualties on the Gaza border, the grinding seven-year war in Syria, the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, the threat of Iran restarting its nuclear program, the never-ending violence in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Middle East is explosive – what are the root causes and what can be done?

A teach-in will explore these complicated issues and their connections, beginning at 6 p.m. with a talk by Alex Grab, retired professor of history at the University of Maine, followed by discussion. A vegetarian potluck supper will precede the event at 5 p.m.

For more information: 942-9343, info@peacectr.org, www.peacectr.org

The teach-in is free and open to the public. Please bring something to share at the potluck.

29 May

5th Annual End Violence Together Event

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The 5th Annual End Violence Together Rally & March will be held on September 15, 2018 at West Market Square. The Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine and Pax Christi Maine will lead the planning effort along with numerous peace, justice and environmental justice organizations and faith communities from across eastern Maine. Sign up to participate using this form: END VIOLENCE TOGETHER SIGNUP

Active participation in creative nonviolent resistance is needed now more than ever! The culture of violence in which we dwell continues to threaten the survival of our planet and its inhabitants. More and more people have come to realize that all forms of violence are interconnected. The proliferation of war brings environmental destruction which creates refugees searching for new homelands where tensions of race and poverty arise which increases domestic violence and gun violence and so on.

Campaign Nonviolence, a long term movement to mainstream nonviolence, was initiated by Pace e Bene in 2014 with a week of actions which includes the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21st. Since then, CNV has grown from 230 actions to over 1600 actions in 2017 across the U.S. in all 50 states and around the world. As we approach the week of Sept. 15-23, 2018, momentum is building! This is a pivotal time with U.S. Congressional elections coming this fall. To give witness to the strength of this people’s movement, CNV will hold a national convergence with a march and action in Washington DC on Sept. 21-22. For more details see www.CampaignNonviolence.org

Please join us as an individual or as an organization to share ideas and resources. The time has come for comprehensive change based on creative nonviolence!  Planning begins in early June. Everyone can contribute! As the Rev. Dr. King declared over 50 years ago, “the choice is no longer violence or nonviolence; it’s nonviolence or non-existence.” FMI: Mary Ellen 223-4992 or Amy 942-9343. 

23 May

June 2018 P&J Newsletter Available for Download

Click HERE to download June, 2018 issue of Peace & Justice Center newsletter.

Mary Ann