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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Reject Military Commissions Act

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<a href="; title="View unscaled image"></a>Please consider signing onto this statement, rejecting the recently enacted "Military Commissions Act."

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Thank you so much for signing onto our survey! Your signature will be part of petitions sent to legislators where you live!

This petition was created using the Web Activist Kit, from Reach And Teach.

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Saying NO To Torture!

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<a href="; title="View unscaled image"></a>MVPJ urges you to take action to stop torture. The National Religious Campaign Against Torture needs your help contacting Congress about a bill that is in the House and Senate.
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Lantos Rejects White House's Ill-Advised Bill on Treatment of Detainees

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Representative Lantos voted against and made a strong statement opposing the bill. Read more to see his statement.
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Iraq: What Next?

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On September 21st, we were blessed to have David Abernethy and Ray McGovern in dialogue with our community about Iraq and foreign policy.
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Tired of Listening to Ranting and Raving About Iraq? Try something different on September 21st.

Are you tired of listening to ranting and raving about Iraq? Does rhetoric like "cut and run" and "appeasing the terrorists" sound like nails scratching on a chalkboard? Do you pray for options other than simply "staying the course?" If so, join us on Thursday, September 21st at the Unitarian Universalist Church (Main Hall), 505 E. Charleston Road in Palo Alto, to hear some sanity from former CIA analyst Ray McGovern and Stanford Professor Emeritus of Political Science David Abernethy in dialogue with Bay Area faith leaders about what next for Iraq and the future of America's foreign policy. GOT QUESTIONS: We're putting together a list of questions for David and Ray. You can help! Email your questions to
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Declaration of Peace

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Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice is an endorser of the Declaration of Peace, a nationwide campaign to establish, by September 21, concrete and rapid plans for peace in Iraq, including a prompt timetable for the withdrawal of troops and closure of all bases; a peace process for security, reconstruction and reconciliation; and the shifting of funding from war to meeting human needs. Over 180 organizations endorse this campaign, and many are faith-based. To learn more or to add your name, click on the icon above.


Good Samaritans Found Not Guilty!

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Late in the afternoon of Friday, September 1, 2006, U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins, presiding from a federal courtroom in Tucson, Arizona, dismissed all charges against Shanti Sellz and Daniel Strauss, two volunteers with the Tucson No More Deaths Coalition, a faith- and community-based alliance.

Multifaith Voices for Peace And Justice has been following their story and advocating on their behalf for many months now. This is a major victory for decency and fairness and reminds us that our hearts must be ruled by compassion for others, not fear OF the others. Below is a story written about these two volunteers and how they faced prosecution for helping to save the lives of three dying migrants.
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Memorial Day Picnic

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PEACE PICNIC: Remembering Our Past and Creating a Peaceful Future


MONDAY, MAY 29, 12noon - 4 pm (food starts at noon, most activities 1-3pm)

MITCHELL PARK Pine Grove Area - back of park near Handball Courts; 600 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA (map...)

JOIN US FOR: FUN ACTIVITIES - music, games, face-painting, story-telling, singalongs, crafts and more, all with a focus on peace-building and justice-making;

GOOD FOOD - Pakistani food, hot dogs (regular, kosher and vegetarian), breads & drinks provided (Please bring some food to share);

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES - to get to know one another and build deeper friendships with people of different faiths, ages and cultures - children, adults, singles and families of all shapes and sizes are welcome!

SPONSORED BY Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, American Muslim Voice, Pax Christi Stanford, South Bay Department of Peace Campaign , and Buddhist Peace Fellowship West Bay Chapter. For more information call 650-569-3416.


Lantos Arrested Protesting Sudan

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Representative Tom Lantos was arrested today, while commiting an act of civil disobedience, blocking the entrance to the Sudanese Embassy. Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice has actively been working with Congressman Lantos' office, encouraging him to take a leadership role promoting UN/NATO action to stop the genocide in Darfur.

Today's arrest demonstrates that our voices are being heard! Read the story from the San Francicso Chronicle:
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