Pace e Bene

  • Sign Up for Email Updates


    Pace e Bene on FacebookPace e Bene on Facebook

CNV Erie, PA Holds Environmental Event for Peace Day!

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.26.14

Erie Benedictines for Peace hosted the event entitled “My Home – Our Planet – the Future? Commit to Make a Difference – on Sunday, September 21, the International Day of Peace. It was co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Mercy Sisters, and a number of Erie environmental groups and organizations. While it was initially intended as an outdoor event, the weather/wind necessitated a move to The Yehl Ballroom at nearby Gannon University. Approximately 250 people attended the program which included presentations by Brittany Prischak of Mercyhurst University’s Office of Sustainability, area poets Edwina Gateley and Hussein Hussan, and some singing groups. There were at least a dozen displays presented by environmental groups, which included activities for children and families. The Josephite Sisters maintained a table at which individuals could sign pledges to decrease their carbon footprints and receive a commemorative magnet as a reminder for having done so. It was a great, successful event!

They received good press as well, several articles appeared in the newspaper, there was a pre-event interview on a local TV station, and two TV stations came to the actual event (with inclusion in the evening news).

See their press release here!

See their flyer below!

Erie PA CNV Flyer

 

Recent Posts

Spotlight Stories arrow

John Dear in Sarasota, Florida

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

On his nationwide book tour, John Dear stopped in Sarasota, FL at First Congregation United Church of Christ to discuss his latest work, They¬†Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change. His speech was recorded, … read more

Read More

Ken Butigan Helps Young Leaders Organize Peace Summit

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

On Monday, April 9, DePaul’s Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program hosted a peace summit in collaboration with Perspectives Middle Academy in an effort to build skills, foster relationships¬†and develop plans to end violence across Chicago. More than 150 students … read more

Read More

Seeking Social Media Consultant

by Ryan Hall // Pace e Bene

Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service (paceebene.org) is a non-profit organization working to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolence education, community-building, and action. We seek a part-time Social Media Consultant to promote and expand our work on various online … read more

Read More
Image 01 Image 02