On May 8, PT submitted their testimony to the MA legislature against use of state police to enforce deportation of undocumented immigrants – H.3033 (An Act Relative to Enforcing Federal Law)” CLICK HERE to read the entire statement. Excerpts from our testimony are below:
…We honor the support of so many Muslim residents and visitors to the U.S. Their contributions as educators and students; emergency responders, police and peace-builders; researchers and workers across every field all make us stronger as we share information, cultures and knowledge – often saving one-another’s lives.
… We will not abide using our loved-ones memories to toss aside the values and the diversity of peoples that underlie what America, … , stands for – what truly makes it a great nation. We will not cede these values to the threat of terrorism or to political expediency…”
Tides Together: Did you know that the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security and the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict are sister organizations? These are among other Tides Projects that Gloria Williams, Terry G and Katharina met during a cross-project gathering May 17th sponsored by the Tides Center. Skills on social marketing, strategic planning, and fundraising were shared by prominent experts. Let the office know if you’d like names of organizations present or copies of tools.
JUNE 4: We support this year’s 2017 Peacemakers Awards at Pax Christi NY held on June 4. Should you be inclined to attend the event CLICK HERE to register.
JUNE 12: The Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) celebrates their 20th Anniversary Gala. We cherish our many cooperations with ICNY over the last years and wish them much success in spreading their message among as many of us as possible.
JUNE 15: It is time for another Community Connection Call: PT members will have the opportunity to connect with each other and hear Colleen give a brief report about her Rule-of-Law committee work and her recent trip to Guantánamo Naval Base. The call will be moderated by Antonio Aversano.
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Our much anticipated 2017 PT Members Summer Retreat at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel will start in the afternoon of Friday, July 21 and last through Sunday, July 23. We will need a Retreat Committee to determine our agenda. Please contact our Steering Committee or call the PT office @ 212.598.0970 to help us out.