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Preventing Communal Violence in Salem, OR

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

In response to recent uptake in verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags. violence in various parts of the United States, including the state of Oregon and even … read more

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Campaign Nonviolence Organizer Shot with BB Gun During Action

by Ryan Hall // Campaign Nonviolence

Recently we were contacted by our friend, Monica Juma, who is an action organizer in Memphis, TN.  During a peace vigil they were holding for the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions, she was shot in the arm with a bb-gun, … read more

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27 Peace Actions in Coral Springs, FL

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Piero Falci of One Planet United commemorated the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions by organizing 27 events for the International Day of Peace in Coral Springs, FL. Their actions included: 1. Special Declaration for the International Day of Peace- Formality and … read more

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Dorothy Day: Communion of Faith and Action in the Pursuit of Peace

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

A CNV Week of Actions report by Rosemarie Pace In honor of UN International Peace Day, Pax Christi Metro New York hosted Martha Hennessy, one of Dorothy Day’s grandchildren and a peace activist in her own right, and Robert Ellsberg, … read more

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Congratulations to ICAN on Winning the Nobel Prize!

by John Dear // Campaign Nonviolence

By John Dear A big hearty “Congratulations!” to all my friends at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for winning the Nobel Peace Prize this morning! This is such a boost to the anti-nuclear movement, the United Nations and … read more

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Peace Pole Presentation in Atlanta

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Marist School, an independent Catholic School grades 7th – 12th in Atlanta, recognized the International Day of Peace with a prayer service and presentation at its permanent Peace Pole.  Students, faculty and staff signed pledges committing to non-violence, peace and … read more

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Nonviolent Options and Just Peace

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

On October 6 and 7, the University of San Diego’s Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture hosted a conference entitled, “The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace/Just War in Dialogue.”  This event was a follow-up to … read more

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Nonviolence and Just Peace

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

On October 6 and 7, the University of San Diego’s Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture hosted a conference entitled, “The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace/Just War in Dialogue.”  This event was a follow-up to … read more

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Grappling with Monumental Violence: A Personal Journey

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

On October 6 and 7, the University of San Diego’s Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture hosted a conference entitled, “The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace/Just War in Dialogue.”  This event was a follow-up to … read more

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