Peace & Nonviolence

Dynamic Peacemaking is at the heart of democratic principles and is central to a healthy world. Part of the dynamic peacemaking includes: education, interfaith dialogue, rallies, demonstrations, and nonviolent radical resistance. Through consciousness-raising and open dialogue, we bridge racial and cultural divisions in our community and advocate peaceful conflict resolution. Our lives must be examples of peace.

Education

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“Bridges to Islam,” a four-session experiential introduction to the Muslim community. The class is can be customized for any faith congregation willing to organize a group of 10 or more. Whether you join our group or we bring the class to your congregation, each session involves local Muslims for bridge-building and conversation around specific themes. Registration is $35 for the four weeks ($45 for couples/families). For more information, email Steve Saint at dynamic@ppjpc.org or call (719) 632-6189.

Advocacy

The Middle East Peace Project is a task force of the PPJPC that focuses on promoting a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict by advocacy, education and humanitarian aid. The group has sent three peace envoys –  Sylvia Sedrak, Mary Jones and now Jimi Hummer – to Israel/Palestine last summer to help the NGOs working for Palestinian rights. They are organizing local boycotts of Israeli-made Ahava and Sabra products as part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Meetings are usually held over potluck dinners at members’ homes. For more information, call Genie Durland at (719) 635-8686.

Our allies at Citizens for Peace in Space organize peace bannering at various well-trafficked intersections downtown every Friday. They also lead the way for demonstrations and vigils during the annual Space Symposium at the Broadmoor and Keep Space for Peace Week. For more information, contact Bill Sulzman at (719) 389-0644 or bill.sulzman@gmail.com.

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