25] Peace vigil in Chester , PA – Aug. 30
26] Peace vigil at Capitol – Aug. 30
27] Westminster peace vigil – Aug. 30
28] Olney vigil to end the war – Aug. 30
29] African Service – Aug. 31
30] Bridge peace vigil – Aug. 31
31] Peace Walk in D.C. – Aug. 31
32] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Aug. 31
33] Pentagon vigil – Sept. 1
34] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Sept. 2
35] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Sept. 3
36] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Sept. 3
37] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy , PA – Sept. 3
38] Peace vigil in Chestnut Hill , PA – Sept. 3
39] Pax Christi Montgomery meeting – Sept. 3
40] WIB Peace Stand – Sept. 4
41] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Sept. 4
42] First Thursday protest of the war – Sept. 4
43] Help plan for Winter Soldier – Sept. 4
44] Pax Christi Montgomery meeting – Sept. 4
45] WIB Frederick peace vigil – Sept. 5
46] Death penalty hearings – Sept. 5 & Sept. 22
47] Mass for labor – Sept. 6
48] Flea market – Sept. 6
49] Land and Promise conference – Sept. 7
50] Discussion on racism and labor – Sept. 7
51] Death penalty demonstration – Sept. 8
52] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Sept. 8
53] Peace Center meeting in Frederick – Sept. 8
54] Single payer study session – Sept. 8
55] BGE rate hikes meeting – Sept. 9
56] Death penalty meeting – Sept. 9
57] Peace Path – Sept. 11
58] Film Occupation 101 – Sept. 19
59] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009
60] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
61] Sign on to impeachment petition
62] Little Friends for Peace Summer Camps
63] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center
64] Click on The Hunger Site
65] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil needs volunteers
25] – 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 " Chester County Victory Movement" but has grown and persisted. Go to www.ccpeace.org.
26] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Aug. 30. 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 tohttp://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email email@example.com.
27] – Westminster WIB holds a vigil the last Saturday of the month. On Aug. 30 meet at 2 PM in front of the library on Main St. Please wear black, everyone welcome at all stands, signs provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
28] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 3:15 to 4:15 PM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Aug. 30. Call 301-774-9792.
29] – On Sun., Aug. 31, 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., Baltimore 21229. Contact Rev. Dr. Duane Rawlings at email@example.com. Go towww.orgsites.com\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.
30] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis . Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or email@example.com]. Go tohttp://BridgePeace.blogspot.com/.
31] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., Aug. 31 starting at the WWII Memorial ( 17th St .). Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice do this weekly Peace Walk on the Mall from the World War II Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial and back via Constitution and Independence Aves. Contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
32] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email email@example.com. The next meeting is Aug. 31. Call 410-230-0450.
33] – 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. 1, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
34] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road . Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is Sept. 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
35] – The Marc Steiner Show is back on Wed., Sept. 3 at 9 AM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. During the summer, the hour-long show will continue each Wednesday. And in Fall 2008, the show will begin broadcasting daily Monday through Friday. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can listen to interviews by Steiner through his Center for Emerging Media podcasts. To hear the interviews, emailJessica@centerforemergingmedia.com.
36] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building , 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Sept. 3. Call 215-426-0364.
37] – Each Wednesday in clear weather, there is a peace vigil from 5 to 6 PM outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive (between Wayne & Hortter) in West Mount Airy, PA. The next vigil is Sept. 3. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
38] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Sept. 3. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
39] – There will be a Pax Christi Montgomery meeting on Wed., Sept. 3 at 7:30 PM at Resurrection Parish, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville , MD. Contact Sister Rita Ricker at 301-236-5200, ext. 22 or email@example.com.
40] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Sept. 4, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org . This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month
41] – On Thurs., Sept. 4, 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 Israel and Palestine . Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.
42] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Sept. 4 starting at 5 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts. The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the war. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
43] – You are invited by the Ft. Meade Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) to a coalition planning meeting on Thurs., Sept. 4 at 7 PM at the AFSC at 4806 York Rd. The purpose is to organize a Winter Soldier: Baltimore event for mid-October, so antiwar and social justice groups in the Baltimore area are welcome to participate in the planning. See http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier andhttp://blip.tv/file/961234 for videos of other Winter Soldier events.
44] – There is a Pax Christi Montgomery meeting on Thurs., Sept. 4 at 7:30 PM at St. Francis of Assisi, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD. Contact Charles McCarthy at 301- 840-1407 or email@example.com.
45] – WIB Frederick holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month, from 12 to 12:30 PM, War Memorial Park, W 2nd St. & N. Bentz in Frederick. The next vigil is Sept. 5. Please dress in black; no additional signs. Men are welcome. Contact: 301 834-7581 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wibfrederick.org.
46] – The Maryland Commission on the Death Penalty is starting to hold a series of hearings. The next will be on Fri., Sept. 5 at 3 PM in Annapolis in the Joint Hearing Room of the Legislative Services Building , 90 State Circle . Another meeting is scheduled for Mon., Sept. 22. Benjamin R. Civiletti is the chair. Contact Rachel Philofsky, Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention at 410-821-2828. Go tohttp://www.governor.maryland.gov/pressreleases/080710b.asp or http://www.mdcase.org/.
47] – There will be a mass for the Blessing of Human Labor on Sat., Sept. 6 at 5:15 PM at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE, WDC 20017. During the mass, the Msgr. George Higgins Award will be presented.
48] – Don’t forget the Station North Artists Flea Market on Sat., Sept. 6 (and every 1st Saturday) from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Howard Street Bridge - 100 block of North Avenue in the Station North Arts & Entertainment district. Vendors will be selling mid-century modern and post modern maybes. Plus there will be the usual casual junk, precious fake jewels and more than a few useful items you didn’t think you needed. Go tohttp://www.loadoffun.net/FleamarketVendor.html or call David at 410-962-7075.
49] – Land and Promise: Jewish and Lutheran Perspectives on Israel/The Holy Land takes place on Sun., Sept. 7 from 2:30 to 8:30 PM at the Cafritz Conference Center at GWU, 800 21st NW. Exit on the Metro at foggy Bottom/GWU.
This conference will explore the differences and the practical implications that arise from them, as well as suggest possible ways to achieve mutual understanding. Register at http://www.jewishlutheranconference.eventbrite.com/.
50] – There will be a talk, Racism as a Means of Controlling Labor, on Sun., Sept. 7 from 4 to 6 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Sts., NW WDC. Racism has long served U.S. elites as a means of sowing division among working people who collectively have the power to upset the corporate order. The 4-month series 'Finding Common Ground' is sponsored by Busboys and Poets, the DC Alliance for Immigrant Justice, and the Metro D.C. Interfaith Sanctuary Network. Call 202-974-8224.
51] – 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 . The next vigil, however, is scheduled for Mon., Sept. 8. Call 410-233-0488.
52] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets every Monday. However, the next meeting is on Mon., Sept. 8 at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road . Discuss the response to the State Police spy scandal, the NSA and upcoming protests against the war. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
53] – There will be a meeting of the Frederick Peace Resource Center on Mon., Sept. 8 at 7:30 PM at 4 East Church St. Call Gus Fahey at 301-663-6117.
54] – On Mon., Sept. 8 at 7:30 PM at St. John's United Methodist Church , St. Paul St. at 27th St. , there will be the eighth study session on what a single payer health insurance system could look like in the U.S. The study will continue on the first Monday of each month. The topic and presentation will be the same. Go to www.mdsinglepayer.org. Call 410-467-7756. There is single payer legislation HR 676 whose principal sponsor is Congressman John Conyers of Michigan . Go to www.healthcare-now.org. There are also single payer bills in many state legislatures, including Maryland . Go to www.mlis.state.md.us/2008rs/billfile/HB1125.htm.
55] – The Maryland Coalition to Stop the BGE Rate Hikes are next meeting on Tues., Sept. 9 at 6:30 PM at the Orleans Street library, across from Sojourner Douglas . The group is gearing up to lobby the Maryland Legislature in 2009.
Then the group will meet on Thurs., Sept. 25 at 6 PM at the Hamilton Library, the corner of Harford and Old Harford Rds. One item of discussion at both meetings is a flea market/bake sale on Sept. 21 to raise funds for a class action lawsuit. Another agenda item will be a candlelight vigil on Oct. 26 outside BGE, 750 E. Pratt St .
56] – The next meeting of the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty will be Tues., Sept. 9 at 7 PM at AFSC, 4806 York Road. Because of the breaking news that Maryland State Police were spying on peace activists and opponents of the death penalty, the group will review ways of taking advantage of the situation. Also to be discussed will be the hearings held by the commission to study the state’s death penalty. Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221.
57] – The 7th annual Peace Path will form along Charles Street from Fort Avenue south of the Inner Harbor to the Beltway from 4 PM – 6 PM on Thurs., Sept. 11. For Peace Path lawn signs (with the date and time on one side and “Peace is Patriotic” on the other) or “Peace Hon” bumper stickers, please contact Women In Black at email@example.com or 410.467.9114. Please let WIB know where you plan to stand. Go to www.peacepath911.org.
58] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The first film, OCCUPATION 101: Voice of the Silenced majority [ U.S. , 2007], will be shown Fri., Sept. 19 at AFSC, 4806 York Road [three blocks north of Cold Spring Lane ]. Doors open at 7 PM, and the video starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. Call 410-366-1637.
This documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is directed by Sufyan and Abdallah Omeish, and narrated by If Americans Knew founder Alison Weir. The film looks at the rise of Zionism, the Second Intifada and Israel 's disengagement plan, and presents its case through dozens of interviews. It questions the nature of Israeli-American relations. Specifically, it questions the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza , and whether Americans should help pay for it. It includes interviews with scholars, religious leaders, humanitarian workers and NGO's critical of the injustices and human rights abuses that stem from the occupation.
59] – The 24th annual Maryland Peace and Justice conference has been set for April 4, 2009 at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, MD, easily accessible off of Rt. 29. Please put the date on your calendar and try not to schedule any other major events on that day. Thanks so much for your cooperation, and the organizers hope to see you there! Call Paulette at 410-747-3811.
60] – 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.
61] – Sign on to the impeachment petition at www.kucinich.us. "Impeachment" DOES NOT MEAN removal from office. Impeachment is a formal filing of charges. The Judiciary Committee investigates the misconduct and sends a report to the House of Representatives, with specific articles of Impeachment. A vote in the House in favor of the Articles of Impeachment is similar to the process of indictment. The person impeached would then be subject to a trial in the US Senate. It takes a two-thirds vote in the Senate for conviction. Removal occurs only upon conviction.
62] – MJ and Jerry Parks will be holding area summer peace camps again this year. The Parks have trained thousands of children and adults since 1981 when they founded Little Friends for Peace to teach non-violence skills to children. So if you know of any children who might benefit from a camp, or if you are an adult interested in sharing your peace story with a group of campers this year, contact MJ and Jerry. Climb aboard the Peace Train at http://www.lffp.org/. They can be reached at 4405 29th St., Mt. Rainier MD 20712. Call 240-838-4549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
63] – Become an active member of the Washington Peace Center , which is now located at 1233 12th St. NW . All members are granted voting rights and are invited to join one or more of our many working groups. Members are asked to pay suggested annual dues of 25 dollars, or volunteer. Email email@example.com - subject "membership.” The mailing address is The Washington Peace Center, P.O. Box 50032 , WDC 20019-0032 . Call 202-234-2000. Subscribe at www.washingtonpeacecenter.org. Send donations to The Washington Peace Center.
64] – 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.
65] – 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.
Vigilers are needed at the White House. The Proposition One Committee, which has maintained the 24/7 anti-nuclear peace vigil outside the White House since 1981, requests help from D.C.’s peace and justice community during the month of August. Under U.S. Park Service regulations, the signs in Lafayette Park must be wo/manned at all times. Volunteers are sought now who can spend one to four hours (during evenings, between 5 and 11 PM) with the signs in front of the White House, on either an occasional or regular basis. Meet and talk peace with American and International tourists, stand vigil against war and against nuclear weapons, and become part of the longest uninterrupted vigil in the country and a front line of defense for the First Amendment! Those who recognize the contributions to peace by Thomas and Concepcion over the last 27 years are especially asked to respond. Call Ellen at 202-682-4282 or Jay at 202-234-2000.
Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 East 25th St. Baltimore , MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] Verizon.net.
"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 US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan