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 sent an envoy, Sylvia Sedrak, to Israel/Palestine last summer to help the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. They are organizing local boycotts of Israeli-made Ahava and Sabra products as part of the globalBoycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Meetings are usually 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the J&P office. For more information, call Genie Durland at (719) 635-8686.

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