The Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers recently wrote:
In this noise of militarized mania,
InMenlo, a Menlo Park blog site, recently featured MVPJ's own Dick Duda, talking about his passion for eliminating nuclear weapons from the planet. Dick is one of the people who stepped up to the plate around a year ago when the MVPJ team was wondering if there were new people who would be willing to help MVPJ continue the work we've been doing since 2001. He's a joy to work with and we're pleased that he is being featured on InMenlo.com Click here to check out the article.
In response to a national call for a day of Interfaith Fasting for Peace, MVPJ gathered on Sunday, October 7, 2007, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church to begin our fast and hear words from Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders. We were gifted with wonderful music from a ensemble of violin, cello and oboe, and thoughtful and inspirational reflections from Rabbi Sheldon Lewis, Honorably Retired; Tasneem Fatima, Muslim Community Association; and Nichola Torbett, Network for Spiritual Progressives. Click below for the text of the words from Ms. Torbett's reflection. See the following story for Rabbi Lewis' words, and the text from Ms. Fatima's talk will be added soon.
9/11 Multifaith Peace Picnic and Prayers
Volunteer Sign-ups for Set-up and/or Clean-up
Please fill out the form below to let us know you can help.
Instructions for Set-up: Please arrive at 6:30pm, Tues., Sept. 11 to King Plaza, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Allow ample time for parking!
Instructions for Clean-up, 8:30-9pm: Please stay after the program concludes to help stack chairs, collect recycling, and generally clean-up the plaza.
These films are available for your use through Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice:
The Office of Detention and Removal would like to invite you to meet with us on July 12, 2007, at 9:00am. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO). DRO is responsible for promoting public safety and national security by making certain through the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws that all removable aliens depart the United States.
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Isabel Aguirre trembled as we stood outside 630 Sansome Street. It wasn't just because it was cold. Her husband had already been deported to Mexico with nothing but the clothes on his back and she was facing the choice of leaving her children in foster care or taking them with her to be deported to Mexico.