43] Faith & Resistance Retreat – through Apr. 18
44] 'Stations for Justice, Peace, and Nonviolent Resistance' at Lockheed Martin – Apr. 18
45] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Apr. 18
46] Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross – Apr. 18
47] GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR JUSTICE – Apr. 18
48] Stations of the Cross – Apr. 18
49] Silent peace vigil – Apr. 18
50] Ballroom Dancing – Apr. 18
51] March for the Animals – Apr. 19 & 27
52] Support Tom Hucker – Apr. 19
53] Silent peace vigil – Apr. 19
54] Olney Peace vigil – Apr. 19
55] West Chester, PA demo – Apr. 19
56] Keystone XL Pipeline – Apr. 19
57] D.C. Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium – Apr. 19
43] – The HOLY WEEK FAITH AND RESISTANCE RETREAT continues through Good Friday, Apr. 18 and will end after the noon White House Witness. The theme is "PUT AWAY THE SWORD," and the retreat is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, the Jonah House Community and Jonah House. Join them at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010 (corner of 16th and Newton Sts.) Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at www.DCcatholicworker.wordpress.com or the Jonah House Community at firstname.lastname@example.org.
44] –...Let us pray that we will break the chains of violence and war; that we may resist war-making and stop Lockheed Martin with acts of justice and Jesus’ love. May the cross, which over time was transformed from a means of violence to a symbol of liberation and peace, be our symbol of nonviolence and justice, a sign of nonviolent resistance to greed, militarism, empire, violation of the earth, and war...
- Introduction to the Good Friday 'Stations for Justice, Peace, and Nonviolent Resistance' at Lockheed Martin on Apr. 18. Gather at Mall & Goddard Boulevards, King of Prussia, PA (directly behind the King of Prussia Mall, and across from the UA King of Prussia movieplex parking lot).
Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest war profiteer and the United States’ chief Pentagon contractor (more than $40 billion annually), is among the chief manufacturers of drone warfare technology - the remote-controlled aircraft, the Hellfire missiles they fire, and the space-based satellites which control the drones from the continental U.S., killing people thousands of miles away. For information on nonviolence discipline, go to http://www.brandywinepeace.com/nonviolence.html. There will be an on-site meeting at 11a.m. for those planning on doing the civil disobedience. Call 610-544-1818.
45] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email email@example.com. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
46] – On Fri., Apr. 18 at noon, join the Faith-Economy-Ecology-Transformation Working Group at noon for the Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross through the streets of Washington, D.C. At sites where national and international policy is decided, there will be a prayer in solidarity with those who suffer; pray in repentance for our complicity in the system; and pray for transformation. Meet just west of the Capitol building at the intersection of First St. NW, East Capitol Circle, and Pennsylvania Ave., at the traffic circle where the Peace Monument is located. The walk will take approximately 2.5-3 hours. Call 202/832-1780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stations will be held at 1st: U.S. Capitol; 2nd: Department of Labor; 3rd: Department of Justice; 4th: US Agency for International Development; 5th: Inter-American Development Bank; 6th: NY Ave. Presbyterian Church; 7th: U.S. Department of the Treasury; 8th: White House; 9th: Lafayette Park;
10th: Council on Environmental Equality;
11th: U.S. Trade Representative; 12th: The World Bank;
13th: International Monetary Fund; and 14th: Embassy of Mexico. 50] – On Fri., Apr. 18 at 1:15 PM, participate in the Stations of the Cross with Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, All Saints Episcopal Church and the Baptist Churches on or just off Chevy Chase Circle. Join parishioners of these churches for their annual joint Good Friday Stations which will also go past the Memorial to the Lost, which remembers the 176 gun violence victims in the greater Washington DC area in 2013. The journey begins at All Saints Episcopal Church at 1:15 p.m. and will end at Blessed Sacrament Church.
47] – On Good Friday, Apr. 18, join the 28th Annual GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR JUSTICE IN DOWTOWN BALTIMORE. At noon, start at City Hall, and the procession will go to various sites with a three to five minute prayer service at each site. The procession takes about two hours, and is sponsored by Pax Christi Baltimore. Contact Coordinator Chuck Michaels at email@example.com.
48] – On Fri., Apr. 18 at 1:15 PM, participate in the Stations of the Cross with Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, All Saints Episcopal Church and the Baptist Churches on or just off Chevy Chase Circle. Join parishioners of these churches for their annual joint Good Friday Stations which will also go past the Memorial to the Lost, which remembers the 176 gun violence victims in the greater Washington DC area in 2013. The journey begins at All Saints Episcopal Church at 1:15 p.m. and will end at Blessed Sacrament Church.
49] – There is a silent peace vigil on Fri., Apr. 18 from 5 to 6 PM outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The vigil, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, will remind us that War Is Not the Answer. Stop torture.
50] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Apr. 18. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.
51] – You can pre-register for the March for the Animals on Sat., Apr. 19 from 9 AM to noon or on Tues., Apr. 22 from 4 to 7 PM at the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211. Participants who raise $40 or more receive the 2014 March for the Animals T-shirt, goody bag and dog bandana. You can turn in cash and check donations at pre-registration. Additional donations can be turned in up to and including the day of the event.
If you are part of a Pack, the team leader or another team member should attend one of the pre-registration sessions and pick up all the Pack members' shirts, bandanas and goody bags. Download a registration form or register online at http://marchfortheanimals.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1098310. Contact Tami Gosheff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain or shine, the 19th Annual March for the Animals is on Sun., Apr. 27 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Druid Hill Park. See www.marchfortheanimals.org.
52] – Support Tom Hucker in his bid for the Montgomery County Council by reaching every voter at their doors or over the phone. There will be a group canvass this weekend on Sat., Apr. 19. Meet at the new campaign office, 8757 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910, at 10:30 AM with door knocking and literature drop from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Starting Mon., Apr. 21, there will be phone banks on Monday and Wednesday during the week, and group canvasses on Tuesday, Thursday, and every weekend. All weekday canvasses and phone banks will be from 6 to 8:30 PM, and all weekend canvasses will be from 11 AM to 2 PM. RSVP now to email@example.com if you are able to help out. Call Dave Asche at 518-225-3378.
53] – 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. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Apr. 19. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
54] – 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. Go to www.ccpeace.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
55] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Apr. 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 email@example.com.
56] – The next Nation Magazine Discussion Group meeting is on Sat., Apr. 19 from 3 to 5:30 PM at the Cleveland Park Public Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. in the second floor large meeting room. Parking is free on McComb St. which intersects with Connecticut Ave. The public library is located two blocks south of the Cleveland Park Metro Station on the Red Line.
The discussion will center on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Contact Bob Griss, coordinator, at 703-944-2433.
57] – The D.C. Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium is happening on Sat., Apr. 19 from 6 to 10 PM at Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW, WDC. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is teaming up with GWU Muslim Students' Association to present the Symposium. The event is open to participants ages 14-22 who want to improve their leadership skills and their communities. Space is limited so RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/669633203099488/.
To be continued.
Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs