25] Town Hall with Wendell Potter – Sept. 19
26] Olney vigil to end the war – Sept. 19
27] Peace vigil in
28] Peace vigil at Capitol – Sept. 19
29] International Day of Prayer – Sept. 20/21
30] Updating the Enlightenment – Sept. 20
31] African service – Sept. 20
32] Bridge peace vigil – Sept. 20
33] Quaker Peace Vigil – Sept. 20
35] Peace vigil – Sept. 20
36] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Sept. 20
37] Healthcare Justice Week – Sept. 20-27
38] Pentagon vigil – Sept. 21
39] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 21 — Sept. 24
40] Protest the death penalty – Sept. 21
41] BUPJ meeting – Sept. 21
42] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Sept. 21
43] Witness Against Torture vigil – Sept. 22
44] Tuesday peace vigil – Sept. 22
45] Ecolocity DC meeting – Sept. 22
46] Pray for Peace – Sept. 22
47] Peace vigil in
49] Farm to School Movement – Sept. 23
51] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Sept. 24
52] Compassionate Listening Workshop – Sept. 25-26
53] Max will be at the
54] Radical Bookfair Pavilion – Sept. 25-27
55] Kathy Kelly at
56] Seek Justice – Pursue Peace conference – Oct. 1-3
57] First Thursday demo – Oct. 1
58] Death penalty meeting – Oct. 1
59] One Less Car – Oct. 4
60] Pre-action meeting/Direct action at the White House – Oct. 4/5
61] Merton workshop – Oct. 10
62] Get Howard Ehrlich’s book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE
63] Buy a red maple tree
64] Help available in buying a house
65] Contribute to the
66] Join Global Zero campaign
67] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
68] Publish your peace article
69] Become a member of the
70] Click on The Hunger Site
24] – The
8 AM to noon (rain or shine) at the W. Baltimore MARC Station
25] – “THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY: AN INSIDER SPEAKS OUT,” A TOWN HALL MEETING WITH WENDELL POTTER, former Chief of Corporate Communications, CIGNA, is Sat., Sept. 19 from 11 AM to 1 PM. The town hall will be held at The Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA. Contact Henry D’Silva at 267-679-0617.
26] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Sept. 19. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
27] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. This vigil has been the target of counter-demonstrators and harassment from the "
28] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Sept. 19. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
29] – The International Day of Prayer for Peace is Mon., Sept. 21. Some churches will observe this day on Sun., Sept. 20. This event comes out of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Register your commitment on the International Day of Peace Vigil website at www.idpvigil.com and make it known to others who would like to join in.
There will be a gathering at the Jefferson Memorial in
30] – The Baltimore Ethical Society meets on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Congress Hotel, 306 W. Franklin St. for talks by invited speakers, discussions, and fellowship. On Sun., Sept. 20, Stewart Jordan, PhD, humanist and scientist, will discuss “Updating the Enlightenment.” Call 410-581-2322.
31] – On Sun., Sept. 20, the KALAFONG AME CHURCH invites you to a Prayer for Africa at 11 AM at the HISPANIC SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST DAY CHUCH, 5100 Edmondson Ave.,
32] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
33] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.
34] – Every Sunday until Nov. 3, from 4:30 to 6 PM at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Aves., near Barnes & Noble and the Landmark Theaters, there will be a peace vigil organized by Bethesda Friends. Everyone welcome to participate!
35] – On Sun., Sept. 20, from 5 to 6 PM, there will be an ecumenical peace vigil in
36] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
37] – Healthcare Justice Week is Sun., Sept. 20 through Sun., Sept. 37. Go to http://www.healthcare-now.org/. Be in
There is a need for volunteers on Sept. 20 to set up a display on the National Mall of U.S. flags to represent the number of people who die each day in this country because they lack health care. More flags will be added each day. Also needed are volunteers to staff the tent and pass out sample national health care cards, collect petition signatures and hand out fliers between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM. Volunteers are needed to take down the exhibit on the 27th. Then there is a need to watch the exhibit during the off hours - 6 PM to 10 AM. Contact Margaret Flowers at MDPNHP@gmail.com or at 410-591-0892.
38] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Sept. 21, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
39] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email email@example.com.
40] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s death row, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore. However, the next vigil is scheduled for Mon., Sept. 21. Call 410-233-0488.
42] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
43] – On Tues., Sept. 22 at 5:30 PM, Witness Against Torture will continue its weekly vigil, each Tuesday, in Lafayette Park, H and 16th Sts., NW. Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at verizon.net.
44] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
45] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
46] – Fr. Charles Cloughen Jr. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] invites you to pray for peace on Tues., Sept. 22 at 7:30 PM at Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson [Exit 28 on the Beltway].
47] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
48] – Vigil against child recruitment on Wed., Sept. 23 from 4:30 to 6 PM. On the 4th Wednesday of the month, there is a protest vigil at the
49] – The Baltimore Climate Action Network, www.baltimoreclimate.org, is holding its next public meeting 'How Baltimore is becoming a Model for the national Farm-to-School Movement' with speaker: Tony Geraci, director of Food and Nutrition for Baltimore City Public Schools, and Greg Strella, farm manager of Great Kids Farm, is scheduled for Wed., Sept. 23 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Towson Library Meeting Room. Restaurateur Geraci is one of the architects of the national Farm-to-School movement. His department is using a 33 acre Catonsville farm for vocational training and organic food production for
50] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
51] – On Thurs., Sept. 24, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC. Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between
52] – Compassionate Listening: Healing Our World from the Inside Out, a two-day intensive training by Amy R. Rakusin and Phil Fratesi will be held on Fri. Sept. 25 and Sat., Sept. 26, from 9 AM to 6 PM at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210. The cost is $250, which includes continental breakfast and mid-afternoon snack. Scholarships are offered based upon availability. There is a discount for Stony Run members. Go to www.compassionatelistening.org or call 410-472-9957. This workshop fulfills the pre-requisite for the Compassionate Listening Advanced Trainings
53] – Stop by or volunteer at the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility booth at the Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon from Fri., Sept. 25 through Sun., Sept. 27. The booth is in the
54] – There will be a Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse from Fri., Sept. 25 through Sun., Sept. 27. Call 410-230-0450 or email email@example.com.
A number of speakers will be at the pavilion over the three days, including Amiri Baraka, Bill Ayers, Ralph Nader and Dave Zirin. Go to http://bookfair.redemmas.org/2009.shtml.
55] – The legendary peace activist Kathy Kelly will speak Tues., Sept. 29 at 8 PM in Frederick, MD at the Rosenstock Auditorium, Hood College. The talk is entitled: "Eyewitness to War, Witness for Peace: Finding Hope in a Violent World.” Email dsfpeace at yahoo.com..
56] – There is a conference Pursue Justice--Seek Peace Framing the Discourse - Mobilizing for Action from Thurs., Oct 1 through Sat., Oct. 3 at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St., NW, WDC. To register, call 503-653-6625 with a Visa credit card or MasterCard. The cost is $125, but there is no fee for volunteers. Contact Melinda Beard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
57] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Oct. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
58] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Thurs., Oct. 1 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
59] – One Less Car is a nonprofit organization promoting cycling and alternative transit. They are sponsoring "Tour du Port" on Sun., Oct. 4 - a bicycle tour of
60] – The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) is planning an act of nonviolent civil resistance at the White House on Mon., Oct. 5 -- the week of the 8th anniversary of the start of the war in
Participants will gather at the Supreme Court at 8:30 AM before marching to
At 11:30 AM, there will be a somber procession to the White House. A request for a meeting with Obama officials will then be made. A failure by the White House to call for an end to the war on the people of
A planning meeting will be held on Sun., Oct. 4 from 2-5 PM at the
61] – "Walking The Road to Emmaus" guided by
A book signing will follow the workshop. Jim Forest, a founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship and former general secretary of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, was a close personal friend of Thomas Merton. Jim has written a number of books, including “Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton.”
62] – Get a copy of Howard Ehrlich’s HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE [Westview Press, 2009, ISBN – 13: 978-08133-4445-4]. Go to www.westviewpress.com.
63] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
64] – A progressive-thinking realtor is indicating that people of modest incomes can get assistance from both the state and federal governments in purchasing a home. If you are interested in speaking with him about available programs, call Max at 410-366-1637.
65] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
66] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.
67] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.
68] – Publish Your Peace Article. Daniel Frasier is soliciting peace articles for the biweekly series of commentaries Paths to Peace in the Frederick News Post Religion and Ethics section. For details, email email@example.com.
69] – Become an active member of the
70] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.
71] – Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the