23 Aug

End Violence Together! September 17, 2016



More and more people have come to realize that war, poverty, racism domestic violence, climate destruction and the epidemic of violence in all its forms are not separate occurrences or events but rather they are interrelated dimensions of an ever expanding culture of violence.

Campaign Nonviolence is a national movement to mainstream nonviolence across our country and throughout the world. During the week of Sept 18-25, 2016 there will be over 400 public actions across the country to demonstrate support for nonviolence toward ourselves, our communities, our planet and our world.

The End Violence Together Rally & March will be held on September 17th, 2016 from 1–4 PM at West Market Square in Bangor. 

Groups and faith communities who work for peace, justice, nonviolence and environmental sustainability, please join us!  Click HERE to indicate how your group would like to be involved.

Current co-sponsors:  All Our Relations Thriving, Augusta Women in Black, Bangor Racial & Economic Justice Coalition, Brooksville United Methodist Church, CHISPA Centro Hispano, Church of Universal Fellowship Social Justice Team, Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats, Columbia Street Project, Community Union of Ellsworth and Hancock County, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, H.O.M.E. Inc., Health Equity Alliance, Islamic Center of Maine, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, Maine Chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions, Maine Discovery Museum, Maine Gun Safety Coalition, Orono Friends Meeting, Pax Christi Maine, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, Peace and Justice Northern Maine, Peninsula Peace and Justice, Physicians for Social Responsibility Maine Chapter, Power in Community Alliances (PICA), Rape Response Services, Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), Reversing Falls Sanctuary, Shaw House, Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, The Wilson Center, Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor Social Justice Committee, University of Maine, Veterans for Peace Jim Harney, Chapter 003, Waging Peace Maine, Youth MOVE Maine


FMI Contact: Mary Ellen Quinn, Pax Christi Maine at 223-4992 or memquinn@peoplepc.com; Karen Marysdaughter, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine at 942-9343 or info@peacectr.org

22 Aug

“Joanna Macy & the Great Turning” – Film Showing

Friday, September 16


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

FMI:  942-9343 or info@peacectr.org


This beautiful, wise and evocative film captures the crisis and possibility of our times. In Joanna Macy and the Great Turning, Joanna shares her understanding of these times we live in, when everything we treasure seems to be at risk. But it is not a film about despair. Instead, it is about the opportunity to participate in the Great Turning — the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization. It is, she believes, the third major revolution of human existence, after the agricultural and industrial revolutions. This one, though, has to unfold much more quickly. This is a thoughtful, and ultimately hopeful, film for anyone concerned about the future of life on the planet. [http://www.joannamacyfilm.org/]

21 Aug

Sing for Peace, Sing for Justice!


Wednesday September 21 we will be back to our monthly sing-a-long at the Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St., Suite 100 in Bangor, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.

Instruments, voices and ears are all welcome. It is a “circle jam” format with everyone in turn playing or suggesting a song with a peace & justice focus, or passing on to the next person if they just want to listen.

19 Aug

P&J Center Harvest Supper – October 1st


Click HERE for more information on the  27th Annual Harvest Supper & Hands of Peace Awards!P1000906

18 Aug

Sept 2016 – P&J Newsflash available for download

P&J logo151x150Click HERE to download the Sept 2016 P&J                    Newsletter Flash.