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Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • 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
  • Network of Spiritual Progressives
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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Catholicism, Nonviolence & Peace: Presentation by founder of Campaign Nonviolence

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A New Moment in the Ethics of the Use of Force?
Ken Butigan
Thursday, October 13, 6:30pm
Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

St. Clare Room in the Learning Commons (Library)

Ken Butigan is a long-time peace-maker, director of Pace e Bene, and founder of Campaign Nonviolence. Butigan, who was a member of the international planning committee for the Vatican's Conference on Nonviolence this past Spring, will report on highlights from the conference and steps emerging from the unprecedented meeting to spread active nonviolence and address injustice and conflict in our world today.

The conference called on the Catholic Church to boldly recommit itself to the centrality of the nonviolent example of the life of Jesus Christ. Attended by bishops, theologians, members of religious orders and lay people from every continent, this conference sharply criticized "just war theorgy" and urged Pope Francis to share with the world an encyclical (teaching document) on "nonviolence and just peace."

 
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Sept. 11 Multifaith Peace Walk & Picnic Flyers

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Four flyer options*:

Click here to download a PDF of the flyer that lists all the sponsors (as of August 1) of the walk. This version is on a blue background and great for sending or posting electronically.   (For a print version see below.)

Click here to download a PDF of the flyer that lists host communities (only) who will present the programs and stops along the way. This version is on a blue background and great for sending or posting electronically. (For a print version see below.)

Click here to download a PDF of the flyer that lists all the sponsors (as of August 1) of the walk. This version is on a white background and great for printing.  

Click here to download a PDF of the flyer that lists host communities (only) who will present the programs and stops along the way. This version is on a white background and great for printing. 

*Note: Flyers will be updated later in August with a link to register for the walk and new sponsors and host communities.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!

 
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"DISARM NOW" Action August 9, Nagasaki Day, 2016

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Tuesday, August 9, 8am
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory
at Vasco & Patterson Pass Roads, Livermore

On the 71st anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice joins with the Livermore Conversion Project and other peace, justice, faith and environmental groups to encourage you to stand with Japanese Hibakusha (A-bomb survivors), Pacific Islanders and others impacted by deadly nuclear weapons to proclaim "Never Again." 

Music, speeches, drummers, art and more will be followed by a short procession to the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab gates where those who choose will peacefully risk arrest in a nonviolent action. 

Click here to download a flyer with more information.

 
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Revolutionary Nonviolence Event Sunday March 13

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2016 has opened with renewed worries about militarism in domestic and international forms, about police violence and racism that is more than just black and white, and about climate change and the fate of the planet. Author and educator Matt Meyer, however, co-editor of We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, is full of hope – based in part on the growing development of ideas about (and practical application of) a new, revolutionary nonviolence. Join us for an evening of conversation with Meyer about why you should be hopeful too!

Sunday, March 13, 7 p.m.
Main Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 E. Charleston Rd., 94306
Freewill donation of $10-20--no one turned away
For more information, contact: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, 650-494-0541 x26 or parishmin@uucpa.org
 

Hands Around the Mosque

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Love is the only force capable of uniting a divided nation.

The Hands-Around-the-Mosque event sponsored by the Islamic Society of East Bay and American Muslim Voice Foundation on Sunday, Feb. 28, was a beautiful gathering.

Click here to read the article in the San Jose Mercury News.
 

Drone Quilts on Display at Los Altos Library

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Wednesday, January 13, 7pm
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos

Sponsored by Peninsula Peace & Justice Center

The quilts will be on display for the next 3 months at various local venues and communities of faith.  See the article below or click here for more information.

 
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The Drones Quilt Project

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MVPJ has joined with several local organizations and congregations in sponsoring 3 months of local displays of The Drones Quilt Project. The purpose of this effort is to raise awareness about the immoral and tragic use of weaponized drones by the United States, which is responsible for the injury and death of hundreds of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Each block of each quilt bears the name of a drone victim, and was created by a different individual, humanizing the victims and showing the connection between all human beings.

In Palo Alto, quilts will be on exhibit from January-March at various times in different congregations, including First Congregational Church, Unitarian Universalist Church, and two Catholic Churches.  On Wednesday, January 13, 7pm there will be a display, reception and discussion featuring the quilts at the Los Altos Library. Click here for more information.

 
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Learn how Muslims celebrate their holidays: 2nd EID FESTIVAL

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Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice is delighted to co-sponsor the 2nd annual EID Festival - a holiday to build a beloved community.

Saturday, Dec. 19, 1-4:30pm
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto

Free Pakistani food.
Cultural experiences with ethnic dresses, Mehndi (Henna), and bangles for girls.
Nasheed (Spiritual singing)

All faiths encourage their follwers to love their neighbors. To love our neighbors, we must know our neighbors.

Free event. Register at 222.eventbright.com search for Eid Festival (celebration of Muslim holidays).

Sponsored by the American Muslim Voice Foundation. 

 
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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

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The Blessing of Water
Balancing God's Gift and Our Responsibility

Sunday, Nov. 22, 7pm
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma St., Palo Alto, CA

Featuring:
Gordon Stewart Peninsula Trombone Choir
Storytellers - Tom and Sandy Farley
Leaders from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu Faith Communities
Dancers from a variety of cultures

 
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