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August 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Be All That You Can Be: B4Peace

Few minutes ago I have followed an entity in and that directed me to a landing page After reading details of the event ,they are anchoring on September 18,2010, I have decided to write something about this so that I can inform everyone about this wonderful initiative.Its an ideal event for peace activists… Continue

Added by Raynolds Jr. on August 31, 2010 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Dollar "Billboarding" for Peace

Awhile back, I read an interesting article entitled "When Dollars Call for Change" by Emma Dumain on Ms. Dumain chronicles how activists and activist groups have been using dollar bills as inexpensive and effective means to get their message out to the public.

With a…

Added by Ted Nunn on August 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Quran Burning and Other Issues of Religious Freedom

"Islam is a religion of the devil," proclaims a sign on the "Dove World Outreach" church in Gainesville, FL, which is planning to burn Qurans on Sept 11 and…


Added by Anthony Manousos on August 24, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Interfaith peacemaking and ways to overcome Islamophobia

How wonderful to discover a site where peace activists can come together and share their work and insights! By way of introducing myself, I am a Quaker from Los Angeles deeply involved with interfaith peace activism and serve as clerk (coordinator) of peace commitee for California Quakers. I also serve on the board of many interfaith organizations, which I list below.

I have been fasting for Ramadan since 9/11 as a spiritual pratice and as an outreach to the Muslim community.…


Added by Anthony Manousos on August 18, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments

Friends of Lynn: please help today.

As many of you know, Lynn was struck by a life-changing stroke last year.

Because this event took both a physical and financial toll on her, she is now forced to sell her cherished home and her belongings to pay the bills. For everyone whose life has been touched by Lynn McMullen: It’s your chance to give back! Over 60 donors have contributed over $11,000 to help.…


Added by ila asplund on August 13, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments


Added by Ronald P. Matonti on August 8, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

neighborhood peace

Today, the members of our non profit group, the Order of Mercy, held a neighborhood street clean up as we have done several times in the past two years. People who live in the area joined in when they saw us, picking up trash and sweeping away broken glass. We also met some members of a spiritual group who had just moved in and were giving a concert this evening. It was wonderful to meet people who care about keeping our streets clean, safe and loved (we live on the edge of a notoriously… Continue

Added by Sister Julia Biagiarelli on August 7, 2010 at 9:04pm — No Comments

A few of us volunteers from the Obama campaign decided to stay together and form a county-wide Peace Alliance group in our rural midwestern community. My experience during the Vietnam War was totally…

A few of us volunteers from the Obama campaign decided to stay together and form a county-wide Peace Alliance group in our rural midwestern community. My experience during the Vietnam War was totally different than what we're experiencing now, and I think it is in part to people thinking they've done enough by signing the on-line petitions, etc. We went door to door and telephoned, etc. for Obama and our conservative Republican county did way better than expected because of our work. During…


Added by Peggy Hanna on August 7, 2010 at 5:02pm — No Comments

How's your activism going? following on Ted Nunn's comment....

Networks like FB allow one to click on "Like" or make a comment, but it really doesn't do anything to further one's activism. The word activism is about "Taking action". We've come a long way from the days of marching in the streets about Vietnam and Civil Rights...we just click a button that suggests we're righteously indignant about something...and don't do much about it. With CHALK4PEACE the global chalk art project for peace, we have tried to contact people directly, at least through a… Continue

Added by John Aaron on August 7, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How's Your Activism Going?

I just finished reading an interesting (IMHO) article from Paul Loeb (author of "The Soul of the Citizen") on Huffington Post about the importance of personal contact when trying to elicit support for an important issue. (Read the full article here.) Mr. Loeb points out how easy it has become for us to sign an online petition and feel as though we have accomplished some great democratic feat. Or how a… Continue

Added by Ted Nunn on August 7, 2010 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

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