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

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.10.17

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!

Posted by John Dear
10.07.17

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

Posted by Erin Bechtol
10.04.17

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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Let’s End the Culture of Violence

Posted by Ryan Hall
10.02.17

By Ryan Hall Once again our country is faced with yet another mass shooting.  This time in Las Vegas, NV and it is now considered the deadliest in modern US history.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those killed … read more

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Ending Violence Together in Bangor Maine

Posted by Ryan Hall

By Mary Ellen Quinn The 4th Annual End Violence Together Rally & March (EVT) was held in Bangor at West Market Square on Saturday, September 16th from 1 – 4 pm. EVT was initiated by the Peace and Justice Center … read more

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South Bend’s Electricity Fast for Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol

On September 23rd, a group gathered at Sibley House, an intentional community in South Bend, IN, to fast from electricity and reflect on our complicity in the unjust use of energy resources.  We encouraged people to spend the day fasting … read more

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Interfaith Prayer Service and Silent Peace Walk in Akron, OH

Posted by Erin Bechtol
09.29.17

Dominican Sisters of Peace and Associates in Northeast Ohio hosted an Interfaith Prayer Service to observe International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21 at the Akron Motherhouse. Valerie Shaul, OP; Madeleine Breen, OPA; The Rev. Joseph Kraker; Cathy Lee, … read more

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Stories and Photos from CNV Week of Actions 2017

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.19.17

The fourth Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions was launched September 16 and went through September 24, 2017.  Events took place across the United States and beyond. This year we’ve listed over 1600 nonviolent actions in all 50 U.S. states and in 16 other … read more

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Peace Building in Communities with Little Friends for Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol
09.18.17

Peace Building in Communities is a day where Little Friends For Peace (LFFP) a Maryland nonprofit  partners with George Washington University (GW) for their Freshman Day of Service. LFFP is a nonprofit organization that was founded 35 years ago by … read more

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Floating for Environmental Justice at the Pentagon

Posted by Erin Bechtol

A flotilla was organized by World Beyond War and The Backbone Campaign in front of the Pentagon on Sunday, September 17, 2017 as part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions. The U.S. military is responsible for 69% of environmental … read more

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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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Nonviolent Options and Just Peace

by Erin Bechtol // Home Page News

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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