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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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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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Soldiers of Conscience film & discussion with Tobias Wolff

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The award winning documentary "Soldiers of Conscience" will be shown on Wednesday, September 10, 7PM, at the First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto, as the opening of the fall series, "Faithful Citizens Go to the Polls". Made with official permission from the US Army, "Soldiers of Conscience" includes never before seen footage of basic training and the war in Iraq, and interviews with a West Point ethics instructor as well as several Conscientious Objectors. Well-known author and Vietnam veteran Tobias Wolff will lead the discussion following the film. Co-director and co-producer Catherine Ryan will be present for the screening and available for Q&A.
 
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American Muslim Voice 4th Annual Open House August 23rd

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On Saturday, August 23, 2008, from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M., AMV Foundation is hosting its Fourth Annual Open House at 120 Park Ave in Palo Alto.
 
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Eyes Wide Open Exhibit

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Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee’s widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each California military casualty, a labyrinth of civilian shoes to memorialize the Iraqis killed in the conflict, and a display exploring the history, cost and consequences of the war. Come to Kings' Plaza in Palo Alto (corner of Hamilton and Ramona, in front of the City Hall) to honor and grieve for the lost lives of loved ones and strangers, near and far. An ongoing vigil with the boots and shoes will begin Saturday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. and continue through the day and night until Sunday, May 4th at 6 p.m.

Special Events at the Vigil:

Opening Ceremony, Saturday, 12Noon: Prayers from Diverse Faith Traditions, Music, Speaker: Cindy Sheehan "Peace Mom" whose son Casey was killed while serving in Iraq

Taps, Saturday, 8pm (sundown) followed by time of silence

Film "Arlington West", Saturday 8:30pm: A 45 minute documentary telling the story of the "temporary cemetery in the sand" erected every Sunday by the Veterans for Peace in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and other locations. A flag draped coffin and over 4000 wooden crosses, placed lovingly on the beach, invite the public to honor fallen U.S. soldiers and lament the cost of war.
(Bring your coats and blankets or chairs to sit on!)

Reading of Names, Sunday, 2pm: The names and ages of each of the 432 soldiers from California who have died in this war will be read, along with 432 names of Iraqi civilians who have been killed. Prayers and Silence.

Closing Ceremony, Sunday, 6pm: Speaker Gold Star Families Speak Out mother Karen Meredith, whose son Ken Ballard was killed while serving in Iraq; Prayers from Diverse Faith Traditions

The Eyes Wide Open exhibit will also be offered at Stanford White Plaza Friday, May 2, 10am-6pm and at Santa Clara University (near new library) Monday and Tuesday, May 5 & 6, 10am-8pm.
 
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MVPJ Asks Judge To Thoroughly Review Dr. Sami Al-Arian's Detention

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MVPJ is sending the following letter to Judge Gerald Lee in the hopes that Dr. Sami Al-Arian will get fair treatment from our court system. He is currently on a hunger strike.

 
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