SoCal Campaign for a US Department of Peace

Come together with other volunteers in the San Fernando Valley area — Districts 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, the Valley section of District 30, and 31.

We will meet, strategize, and workshop during this time. Every meeting will result in at least one action taken or plan made! Bring your questions, energy and enthusiasm!

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Please RSVP 24 hours in advance if you will be attending: terry@lupineproductions.com, or cel: 818.687.2942.

via SoCal Campaign for a US Department of Peace.

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Fax the President!

Tell the President that you want his support to establish a U.S. Department of Peace. Fill out the form below to send them a fax and email. Remember to include your own words.

via The Peace Alliance – Campaign for a Department of Peace.

DoPeace – Empowering Civic Activism – Tonic

If you’re into creating peace in our world, participating in the kind of civic actions that bring about harmony among people, there’s a great new place for you to socialize with other like-minded activists online — DoPeace.ning.com. It’s basically a MySpace for Peaceniks.

The DoPeace site is a community of, by and for volunteers with The Peace Alliance, the Student Peace Alliance and the Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace. On this site, folks come together to celebrate, support and foster effective and FUN citizen-based peace activism.

via DoPeace – Empowering Civic Activism – Tonic.

Walnut Creek peace center celebrates 40 years – ContraCostaTimes.com

For 40 years the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center in Walnut Creek has been trying to give peace a chance.

The center is celebrating its 40th anniversary Monday with a gala evening that includes a keynote address by author and peace advocate Marianne Williamson. Also, six local longtime peace activists in the community will be honored.

Williamson is a co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass-roots campaign supporting legislation to establish a cabinet-level Department of Peace. Longtime peace advocates to be honored include Barbara and Ed Tonningsen; Arne Westerback, one of the original co-founders of the center; and Louise Clark, who allows property she owns in Lafayette to be used for the crosses war memorial.

via Walnut Creek peace center celebrates 40 years – ContraCostaTimes.com.

The Dallas Morning News TEXAS FAITH: What’s the moral thing to do about Afghanistan?

The president could send a clear signal of the national intention by dedicating a small fraction of the defense budget to establish a Department of Peace, whose purpose would be to research alternatives to armed conflict. “For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

via RELIGION Blog | The Dallas Morning News.

Matt Taibbi – Taibblog – On the Nobel Prize for Occasional Peace – True/Slant

You never, ever get a true dissident from a prominent Western country winning the award, despite the obvious appropriateness such a choice would represent. Our Western society quite openly embraces war as a means of solving problems and for quite some time now has fashioned its entire social and economic structure around the preparation for war.

Most of our important scientific innovations come, either directly or indirectly, through research into the creation of new weapons. Our media relentlessly praises and cartoonizes war and violence, blithely indoctrinates millions of children a day into the possibilities of military combat with video games and toy guns. We house an utterly insane percentage of nonviolent criminals in jails. And when a fringe presidential candidate named Dennis Kucinich announced plans to create a “Department of Peace,” he was almost literally laughed off the campaign trail.

via Matt Taibbi – Taibblog – On the Nobel Prize for Occasional Peace – True/Slant.

Volunteer opportunities

Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center — Needs volunteers to help make a more peaceful world locally and globally. Help with fundraising, Youth Outreach, events or help establish a Cabinet-level Department of Peace. 925-933-7850.

via Volunteer opportunities – ContraCostaTimes.com.