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  • American Muslim Voice
  • Bahá'í Community of Palo Alto
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • First Baptist Church Palo Alto
  • First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Palo Alto
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church Palo Alto
  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
  • First United Methodist Church Palo Alto
  • Network of Spiritual Progressives
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Social Action Committee of the Redwood City Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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Torture is a Moral Issue Conference: June 26-27 in Palo Alto

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Join us in marking the 22nd Anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture!

Torture is a Moral Issue Panel: Friday, June 26, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper, Palo Alto
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst now with Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C.;
Jean Maria Arrigo, social psychologist working to deter use of torture;
Rev. Ben Daniel, pastor and writer of faith-based social and political commentary; with
David DeCosse, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, moderating; and
John Crigler performing his composition, "Lament of an Army Interrogator."
PLUS SPECIAL GUEST Terrence Karney, former Army Interrogator and Trainer.

Torture is a Moral Issue Conference: Saturday, June 27, 9am-5pm
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton, Palo Alto
Rev. Carol Wickersham, founder of No2Torture & on the board of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture;
Terrence Karney, former Army Interrogator and Trainer;
Janet Alexander, Stanford Law School Professor and expert in international and national security and terrorism;
Center for Survivors of Torture Speaker;
Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Amnesty International-USA Western Regional Director;
more time with Friday panelists;
plus workshops, multifaith worship & opportunities for action.

For more information about the event, click here.

Click here to download flyers for panel & conference.

 
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The Miracle Movement - Annual Open House - June 7th

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Please join us for this great event in Palo Alto - all are welcome! Great food, friends, fun, and more.
 
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Soaring Nuclear Weapons and World Peace - May 27th

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Please join us for this amazing event where Dr. Martin Hellman, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, reveals the risks of nuclear weapons and a path to reducing them.
 
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Court Allows Suit Against Jeppesen to Move Forward

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In a 3-0 ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lawsuit could move forward against Jeppesen DataPlan, the San Jose subsidiary of Boeing, which has been accused of arranging "torture" flights for the CIA.
 
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GOOD FRIDAY & W.M.D.

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Are you opposed to the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction? If so, you are invited to participate in the Good Friday multifaith Worship and Witness at the Livermore Labs where nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons are being designed.
 
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Nuclear Weapons, Disarmament, and Deterence: The Moral Issues

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Join us on Wednesday April 22nd from 7 to 9pm for a panel discussion on this issue.
 
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Vigils on the 6th Anniversary of the Iraq War

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Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice invites you to participate in one of these vigils on the 6th anniversary of the Iraq War.
 
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Faithful Citizens Go to the Polls

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Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice presents this fall series exploring critical election issues.

Globalization & Immigration with Raj Patel
Monday, Oct. 20, 7pm
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton, Palo Alto

In the midst of global economic crisis, come hear Raj Patel, writer, activist, academic and author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and a researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. He will speak on the connect between globalization and the root causes of immigration throughout the Americas.
Keynote will be followed by responses from a multifaith panel.

Suggested donation of $5-15 for each event is requested (no one turned away for lack of funds).

Mark you calendars NOW!

 
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"Soldiers of Conscience" film & discussion with Associate Producer

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"Soldiers of Conscience" Film & Discussion with Associate Producer
Wednesday, October 1, 7pm
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
405 South 10th Street, San Jose

Filmed with the permission of the US Army, this documentary tackles the question every soldier must ask - is it ever acceptable to kill another human being? Interviewing several Conscientious Objectors from the Iraq war as well as teachers at West Point, the film provides a thoughtful exploration of conscience, morality and war.

Associate Producer Ian Slattery will lead discussion and respond to Q&A following the film.

"Soldiers of Conscience" will be aired on PBS October 16th (check local listings). Don't miss this opportunity to see the film and have time for reflection with other community members and one of the Associate Producers.

 
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Seven years after 9/11, a request for prayers and peace from AMV

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From American Muslim Voice - Striving to create a culture of peace, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony

 
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