Pace e Bene

  • Sign Up for Email Updates


    Pace e Bene on FacebookPace e Bene on Facebook

Oxnard Gathers for Peace Day

Posted by Ryan Hall
10.01.15

By John Jerpe

Organizers with several Justice and Peace groups met on Sept. 20 and again on Sept. 26 at the Cafe on “A” St. in Oxnard, Ca. Represented were Pax Christi,Campaign Nonviolence, and Veterans for Peace, as well as several other smaller organizations. Prof. Pam Brubaker of Calif. Lutheran Univ. gave a thorough talk on the situation in Columbia on the 20th. We then met again on 26 Sept. and combined several presenters. Anthony Whitaker of Veterans for Peace talked extensively about militarism in general, and cautioned the audience about the military’s tendency to recruit in minority neighborhoods. An Environmental Studies student at Oxnard College, Ms. Christian Quirino addressed environmental issues that relate also to social justice, and Ms. Angela Schultz of the Community Roots Garden spoke to us about the importance of healthy eating, largely by keeping the soil itself healthy.

We used a little music in between the presentations and Angela’s organization served salad and dressing along with healthy drinks.

The theme of our gathering on the 26th was “We’re all in this together”.

Below you can see a few photos from this event.

Photos courtesy of Debbie DeVries 

Recent Posts

Spotlight Stories arrow

Benin City, Nigeria Builds a Guide for Sustainable Peace

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Kelly Osunbor  // Part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions  Faculty of Peace organisation celebrated its annual World Peace day at Imaguero College hall, Benin City, Edo State. At the programme we had notable guest speakers you spoke on … read more

Read More

Tiffin, OH Talks Nonviolence and Palestine

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Sr. Paulette Schroeder  // Part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions  Our International Peace Week activities were so amazing. I personally gave 4 talks on nonviolence and Palestine and together we have held over a wide community picnic at … read more

Read More

A Reflection on Pope Francis’ Visit to Ireland

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate   Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Ireland on August 25-26th comes at a time when people need hope. The Irish Church has been devastated by the abuse scandals, which have never been properly dealt with. … read more

Read More
Image 01 Image 02