Pace e Bene

  • Sign Up for Email Updates


    Pace e Bene on FacebookPace e Bene on Facebook

CNV Clinton, IA: Stop the hate/Show the Love Walk!

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.23.14

The Franciscan Peace Center in Clinton Iowa held a Stop the Hate/Show the Love Walk Sept. 18th and 19th to celebrate diversity in the community and encourage area residents to live together in peace and harmony.

Lori Freudenburg, one of the organizers, said that they had about 75 people show up. After the walk they released Monarch Butterflies. Then, they showed the movie “Occupy Love” – A film that shows that love can unite as much as greed can divide.

The next day – The International Day of Peace – they had programs in their Chapel which included meditation, Buddhism, The Life of St. Francis, and other “peace-mongering” topics! We also had 5 other churches who participated that day by opening their doors for quiet meditation as well as one showing the movie “Romero.”

See more photos on the Facebook page here!

9/19/14

The Franciscan Peace Center celebrated the International Day of Peace on Friday, September 19th with a day filled with prayer, meditation and music at The Canticle – home of the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa. The day started with prayer and a reflection from Sister Nancy Miller, followed by guided meditation led by Marcia Flory, R.N. and Usui Reiki Master Teacher. Rev. Duane Larsen of St. Paul Lutheran Church led us in song, and a Mass was conducted at 11am. Sister Michael Marie Burns gave a reflection on “Franciscan Prayer – a Gospel Way” and Sister Marilyn Shea spoke about St. Francis the Peacemaker. A trio from Lyons Methodist Church sang and led prayers and the day concluded with a presentation from Buddhist April Wise. The local newspaper, The Clinton Herald, carried this story, read it here!

See more photos here!

Photo Credit: Laura Anderson

Recent Posts

Spotlight Stories arrow

A Brief Review of The Souls of Poor Folk: Connecting to the Movement of Movements

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

As Campaign Nonviolence invites everybody to join in connecting the dots of violence and injustice, Poor People’s Campaign continues to analyze and challenge the intersectional issues facing our country. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has published The Souls of Poor … read more

Read More

From Despair to Healing to Activism

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

Pace e Bene’s Ken Butigan will join Taigen Dan Leighton, Jack Lawlor, and Melissa Bryce for a talk on “Buddhist Contemplation in Hard Times” at DePaul University in Chicago. Dr. Charles Strain will be hosting the speakers for a discussion … 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