you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send
contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore,
MD 21212. Max can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]
buttons and stickers
site for info on federal legislation\
involved with NCNR
4]Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.
5] Support the Pratt Workers United
6] Get the book Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis
7] Get the book Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church: An
Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois
8] Are you joining Witness against Torture in D.C. in January?
9] PDA Holiday Celebration – Dec. 25
10] Social media training– Dec. 25 – 26
11] Watch the film The Bishop’s Wife –
12] Protest at the Pentagon – Dec. 26
13] Phone bank for a Democrat – Dec. 26
– Dec. 31
14] Election debrief – Dec. 26
1] –Buttons, bumper stickers and books are
available. “God Bless the Whole World, No
Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National
Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly
in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives
from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that
wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and
organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send
your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at
Comcast dot net. Different local chapters of a national organization are
encouraged to subscribe.
4] – Max is in need of a
garage or a storage space. Any suggestions would be welcome.
Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
"Pratt Library workers are forming a
union, Pratt Workers United. We are seeking pay equity for all, safer working
conditions, benefits for part-time workers, and a voice in decisions that
affect our work.” The workers voted to unionize
6] – Consider getting HOSPITALITY, the newsletter of OPEN DOOR: A
prophetic discipleship community honoring the Black Jesus, Dorothy Day and
Martin Luther King, Jr. The September/October 2022 issue contains a wonderful
review by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy of Surely Goodness and Mercy by Murphy Davis,
reprinted from The Catholic Worker, March-April 2022. Davis, a co-founder
of the Open Door Community, died in 2020. You can subscribe to the
newsletter or buy a copy of the book by calling 404-290-2047 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
7] – Another book to consider purchasing is Male Supremacy in the
Catholic Church: An Insider’s View by Roy Bourgeois. His new book is both
memoir and position-paper, and it makes the case that the Roman Catholic Church
is a corrupt system that spits out truth-tellers. The crime he was
excommunicated for was attending the ordination ceremony of Janice
Sevre-Duszynska in Lexington, Kentucky, in August 2008. The ordination was
under the auspices of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests.
The Vatican’s response has been to excommunicate any woman who has the audacity
to see herself as a priest equal to a male priest. You can purchase a copy
from Amazon or by Kindle.
Here are two quotes to contemplate: “I permit no woman to teach or to have
authority over men. She is to keep silent.” – Timothy 1, 2:12-13. “If the
patriarchy that dominates the church is not dismantled and women are not
treated as equals, the church will continue to diminish and, eventually, die.”
– Roy Bourgeois.
8] – Witness against Torture
[email@example.com] is announcing that the annual Fast for
Justice will be in person in D.C. from January 8 through Jan. 11. Organizers need to know who is coming. SO IF
YOU'RE COMING, SEND AN EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your name, dates you will be there (Sun.
night Jan. 8, Mon Jan. 9, Tues., Jan. 10 and/or Wed. Jan. 11), and if you need
9] – The Progressive Democrats of America
[email@example.com] is holding a special Holiday Celebration replacing the
regular Town Hall on Sun., Dec. 25 at 4 PM ET. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4.
PDA hopes that you and yours are having a glorious holiday season, and in
keeping with that spirit, the group is holding a community-building event for
those who do not already have plans.
Share inspirational stories, together, focusing on events and
experiences that will make all smile. Did something good happen in your life
this past year? Share it! Do you have a favorite holiday experience from years
past? What inspires you?
10] – Get with Social Media Best Practices
virtually, hosted by The Democratic National Committee on Sundays and
Wednesdays from 7 to 8 PM ET. Maximize
your impact within your social network and join the social media best practices
training. Whether you're just getting started on social media or already have
an online presence, this training will provide you with the tools necessary to
ensure you are reaching your full potential as an online organizer. Learn the
essentials for utilizing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and
Instagram for political story telling. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a
presentation for your staff/volunteers or with any queries about co-presenting
at one or more of these events. Get trained on Dec. 25 and 26. Then the next training will be on Jan. 1 and
11] – Watch a 1947 film starring Cary Grant, David
Niven and Loretta Young, “The Bishop’s Wife.” It is the story of a troubled Episcopal bishop
who prays for guidance. The movie ends on Christmas Eve with the bishop’s
Tonight I want to tell you the
story of an empty stocking.
Once upon a midnight
clear, there was a child's cry, a blazing star hung over a stable, and wise men
came with birthday gifts. We haven't forgotten that night down the
centuries. We celebrate it with stars on Christmas trees, with the sound
of bells, and with gifts.
But especially with
gifts. You give me a book, I give you a tie. Aunt Martha has always wanted an
orange squeezer and Uncle Henry can do with a new pipe. For we forget nobody,
adult or child. All the stockings are filled, all that is, except one. And we
have even forgotten to hang it up. The stocking for the child born in a manger.
It’s his birthday we're celebrating. Don't let us ever forget that.
Let us ask ourselves
what He would wish for most. And then, let each put in his share - loving kindness,
warm hearts, and a stretched out hand of tolerance. All the shining gifts that
make peace on earth.
is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside
the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Dec. 26, and it is sponsored
by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com or call
202-882-9649. The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro
entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind
bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take
Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the
Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to
protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off
at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary
Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army
Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is
meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these
spots begins at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds.
The restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of
S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.
14] –Common Cause [firstname.lastname@example.org] is
doing an Election Debrief on Mon., Dec. 26 at 8 PM ET which will continue
through June 28. Join the Debrief with
Common Cause's voting and elections experts. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/428300/?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-thursday-election-debrief&email_referrer=email_1732655&email_subject=thursday-election-debrief.
The Common Cause team will share the latest updates from our largest-ever
midterm mobilization, discuss the results and what they mean, and chart out a
path for our campaign work in 2023, 2024, and beyond.
To be continued.
can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame
Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212. Ph.: 410-323-1607; Email:
mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
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