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Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • Bahá'í Community of Palo Alto
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • 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
  • Mountain View Buddhist Temple
  • Palo Alto Buddhist Temple
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto
  • 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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Attend Free the Children Event on November 6th in Palo Alto

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<a href="http://www.multifaithpeace.org/images/articles/200...; title="View unscaled image"></a>Bring the whole family to an evening of entertainment, inspiration, and social change on November 6th, 2009 in Palo Alto!
 
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Supporting Our Teens: A Multifaith Community Response

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<a href="http://www.multifaithpeace.org/images/articles/tee...; title="View unscaled image"></a> Faith communities from diverse traditions present:

Supporting Our Teens: A Multifaith Community Response
Monday, August 31, 7:00-9:00 PM
Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

A six member panel will be moderated by Palo Alto Mayor Peter Drekmeier, and include representatives from Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Christian Science traditions. The discussion will focus on what various faith teachings and practices can offer adults in the community (parents, grandparents, teachers, neighbors, friends -- anyone who cares about youth) as together we strive to better support our youth's spiritual, mental, social and physical well-being as they begin the school year. The purpose of the forum is to add the unique gifts of spiritual traditions and communities as sources of strength and guidance in service to the whole community. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information [http://www.councilofchurches-scc.org/article.php?s...; click here].
 
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Fair Elections Passion-Raising Event!

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Support FAIR ELECTIONS...that money CAN'T buy!
Sunday, August 30, 4-6 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church, Fireside Room
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
Hear Ira Ruskin (State Assembly Member), Trent Lange (California Clean Money Campaign) and Peter Drekmeier (Mayor of Palo Alto). Get informed and get passionate about publicly funded FAIR ELECTIONS. Enjoy wine, cheese, and fair-trade chocolate. Build a coalition to campaign for the California Fair Elections Act on the June 2010 ballot.
 

Full Accountability for Torture Prosecution!

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<a href="http://www.multifaithpeace.org/images/articles/200...; title="View unscaled image"></a> Join [http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy...; Amnesty International's campaign for FULL ACCOUNTABILITY of U.S. Sponsored Torture].

According to recent news reports, Attorney General Eric Holder is close to appointing a Special Prosecutor to investigate allegations of torture and abuse. This would be a welcome and crucial step towards demonstrating a commitment to human rights and the rule of law. However, it is possible that the investigation will be limited in scope. After years of evidence that torture and human rights violations were ordered and authorized from above, only lower level personnel have been held to account. We canít let impunity for torture continue. Urge President Obama to ensure full accountability for torture and other human rights violations, as required by U.S. and international law: with a full investigation, prosecutions where warranted and remedy for victims.
 
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Give to Sam Provance Accompaniment Fund

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Sam Provance, one of the whistle blowers of the Abu Ghraib scandal who was featured in the film "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" is currently living in South Carolina and facing what many whistle-blowers experience - a lot of prejudice against him, making it very difficult to get a good job as well as create community. The Project on Ethics and Art in Testimony (PEAT) which was founded by Jean Maria Arrigo (who spoke at the Torture is a Moral Issue Conference in Palo Alto in June), has set up a fund for people to "accompany" Provance with financial support.
 
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William Perry on Reducing the Danger of Nuclear Weapons

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Dr. William J. Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, will speak on Thursday, July 16, 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road (near Middlefield). The title of his presentation is "Reducing the Threat of Nuclear Weapons". Admission is free. The event is co-sponsored by Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice.
 
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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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