09 Jul

Film Showing & Talk: The Nuns, The Priests, and the Bomb

Nuns Priests Bomb

Film Showing & Talk: The Nuns, The Priests, and the Bomb

Saturday, July 28th at 6:oo pm

Location: Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St. Bangor

The Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine and Pax Christi Maine will be cosponsoring a showing of the flim “The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bomb” to be followed by a talk by one of the she-roes of the movie Sr. Megan Rice, member of the Plowshares Movement.
Sr. Megan Rice, S.H.C.J., a Nuclear Disarmament activist and Roman Catholic religious sister of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus will share her experience as an activist and lead a discussion following the recently released feature length documentary film. The film chronicles the lives of five Plowshare activists, their participation in acts of civil disobedience, their mission to eradicate weapons of mass destruction. You can find the trailer for the film here: https://nunspriestsbombsthefilm.com/trailer/
Sr. Megan has been working since the 1980s to “spread the truth and wake people up” regarding nuclear weapons. She states, “there are infinite number of ways we can oppose evil” Sr. Megan has been arrested almost 40 times and has spent some three years in jail in her quest to rid the world of nuclear weapons. She states, “We can all do something for peace.”
Please call the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine at (207) 942-9343 or email Amy Hughes at hughesae@gmail.com if you are able to contribute funds (any donation helps, even $5) to bring Sister Megan Rice to our community. If you would like to offer a donation for this event online you can do so here: https://donorbox.org/support-the-peace-justice-center-of-eastern-maine and please add a comment that you are donating for the Sr. Megan Rice event.
Thank you for your support!
Amy Hughes- Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine
Mary Ellen Quinn- Pax Christi & Peace and Justice Center
29 May

5th Annual End Violence Together Event


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