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  • 10th Anniversary of Murrah Building Bombing

    April 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows member Andrew Rice invites Father Michael Lapsley (Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories) from South Africa to Oklahoma City for the 10th Anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building.

  • 3rd International Congress on Victims of Terrorism

    February 2006
    Peaceful Tomorrows member Bruce Wallace addresses the Third International Congress on Victims of Terrorism in Valencia,Spain.

  • 4th Anniversary Lobbying Trip

    February 2005
    Members of Peaceful Tomorrows commemorate their fourth anniversary in Washington,DC and lobby against the war inIraq

    Members of Peaceful Tomorrows lobby members of Congress to call for rejection of the “REAL ID” act, which revived many of the issues raised by H.R. 10.

  • 5th Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructure for Peace Conference

    Oct 2-6. 2011
    Andrea LeBlanc participated in the 5th Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructure for Peace Conference at the University of the Western Cape, near Cape Town, South Africa. LaBlanc participated in the presentation of the Courage off Conscience Award to Nelson Mandela (Peaceful Tomorrows nominated him) and attended the 1st Desmund Tutu International Peace Lecture. Archbishop Desmund Tutu and the Dalai Lama were speakers.

  • 9/11 Anniversary Panel Discussion

    September 2006
    Bev and John Titus, Marilyn Rosenthal and Andrea LeBlanc participate in a 9/11 Anniversary panel discussion that is televised in Ann Arbor, MI.

  • A Walk of Healing and Peace – 11.27-12.2.11

    November 27 to December 2, 2001
    “A Walk for Healing and Peace,” sponsored by Voices in the Wilderness. Amber, Barry, and Ryan Amundson, Kelly Campbell, and David Potorti set out from Washington, D.C. and met up with Colleen Kelly and Dan Jones in New York.

  • Afghanistan Trip: Raise Awareness of Civilian Victims

    June 2002
    Myrna Bethke and Kristina Olsen travel to Afghanistan to raise awareness of civilian victims of U.S. military.

  • Afghanistan: Members meet Civilian Victims of American Military Action

    January 2002
    9/11 victims’ relatives travel to Afghanistan to meet with civilian victims of American military action. The delegation includes Derrill Bodley, Kelly Campbell, Rita Lasar, and Eva Rupp and is organized in partnership with Global Exchange. They return and begin lobbying Congress for compensation for civilian victims of war in Afghanistan.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Kabul,+Afghanistan&hl=en&ll=34.543328,69.171982&spn=0.274309,0.614548&sll=-0.544295,30.136447&sspn=0.333008,0.614548&vpsrc=6&hnear=Kabul,+Afghanistan&t=m&z=11&iwloc=A

  • Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forums

    September 2002 to Present 
    The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum, established in 2002 by PT member Loretta Filipov as a living memorial to her husband. The Forum is held every September and brings speakers at the Trinitarian Congregational Church (UCC) in Concord, MA to address those subjects which Al held dear.  Over the years, Forum Speakers have been:

    • Paul Loeb – lecturer, author “Soul Of a Citizen”
    • Rev. Jim Wallis – evangelical minister and editor of \Sojourner’s magazine
    • Luong Ung – Cambodian land mine cctivist and Cambodian author, “First They Killed my father”
    • David Smock, M. Div, Ph.D – US Institute of Peace
    • Prof. Jessica Stern – Harvard University – Policy “Terror in the Name of God”
    • Jack DuVall – Non-Violent Peace Works
    • Imam James Yee – Former US Army chaplain at Guantanamo Bay
  • Amundson attends the Turkish Peace Initiative

    January 24 – 28, 2003
    Ryan Amundson travels to Ankura and Istanbul to represent Peaceful Tomorrows at The Turkish Peace Initiative opposing possible war againstIraq. He is one of 14 international guests participating in a weekend of anti-war activities.

    http://www.peacenews.info/issues/2450/24508.html

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska End Peace Boat Trip

    Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat – Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    August 2003
    Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat –  Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat –  Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Amundson/Lucznikowska Teach Aboard Peace Boat

    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Ryan Amundson and Valerie Lucznikowska arrive inNew Yorkafter teaching aboard the globe-circling “Peace Boat” from Japan. PT’s Beverly Eckert joins them for speeches in Battery Park alongside Japanese atomic bomb survivors. They visited: Okinawa, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Kenya, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/globe-circling-peace-boat-journeys-from-japan-to-new-york-city

  • Arpaia: 50th Perugia-Assisi March for Peace

     Sunday 25th September

    Paul Arpaia participated in the Perugia-Assisi March for peace and brotherhood among peoples which celebrates its 50th anniversary. The first March took place on 24th September 1961 and it was organised by Aldo Capitini, the leading Italian theorist of nonviolence, known as the “Italian Gandhi”. The 24 kilometres March from Perugia to Assisi is the occasion for sharing ideas, proposals and thoughts inspired by the seven constitutional principles of nonviolence, justice, freedom, peace, human rights, accountability and hope which are the conceptual basis of the event.

    More at: http://www.iup.edu/magazine/exclusives/page.aspx?id=115307

  • Austin Against the War

    September 11, 2005
    Nancy Meyer is the keynote speaker at Austin Against War.

  • Awarded Pax Christi National Peacemaker of the Year

     May 2002
    Pax Christi Metro New York honored September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows with the “Pax Christi National Peacemaker of the Year” award at its 19th Annual Peacemaker Awards Benefit Dinner at the Church of St Francis Xavier in Manhattan. http://peacefultomorrows.org/category/awards-recognitions

  • Beyond Retribution Workshop-2005 Speaker Series

    April 2005
    Andrea LeBlanc, Loretta Filipov, David Potorti, Amy Rice and Terry Rockefeller join Michael Berg (father of Nick), Wess Young (a survivor of the 1921 Tulsa race riot), Bud Welch (father of OKC bombing victim Julie Welch), Frank Silovsky (who lost his wife as a result of the bombing), Susan Urbach, a survivor, and Fr. Lapsley in a series of speaking events. They also participate in the US premiere of “The Forgiveness Project” which promotes conflict resolution and restorative justice as alternatives to endless cycles of conflict, violence and crime. Many participate in a workshop “Beyond Retribution” which is videotaped.

  • Bodley Attends 49th Fusen-no Tsudoi Conference

    December 5 – 7, 2002
    Derrill Bodley travels to Kyoto to participate in 49th annual Fusen-no Tsudoi Conference and rallies for peace at Ritsumeikan University and Doshashai University.

  • Bodley Returns to Afghanistan

    January 2004
    Derrill Bodley returns to Afghanistan, revisiting families he met two years earlier, to gauge the progress of the “war on terrorism.”

  • Campbell Arrest in DC while Protesting War in Iraq

  • Cindy Sheehan Vigil

    August 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows members Talat Hamdani, Derrill Bodley, Laurette Simmons and Anthony Aversano join Cindy Sheehan’s vigil in Crawford, Texas.

  • Convening Event of the Nonviolent Peaceforce

    November 27 – December 2, 2002
    Barry Amundson and Kelly Campbell give keynote address at Convening Event of the Nonviolent Peaceforce in Delhi, India. Delegates from 130 countries attend.

    http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/mo

  • Courage of Conscience Speaking Tour 2009

    February 27 – March 27, 2009
    Member Andrea LeBlanc organizes PT’s co-hosting of the Courage of Conscience speaking tour for members of Combatants for Peace, an organization of Israeli ex-military and Palestinian ex-fighters who have come together to work for nonviolent solutions in the Middle East.

    It was a remarkable speaking tour, bringing Combatants for Peace Bassam Aramin and Yaniv Reshev to speak in 6 East Coast states. The tour began on February 27th and ended on March 27th. In just one month, we spoke at a total of 63 events, including 14 synagogues, 4 mosques, many churches, universities, and 3 high schools. The Combatants for Peace were invited to give a press conference at the United Nations, and they visited with congressmen and senators. Senator Kerry met with them twice, saying he too is now a combatant for peace.

    http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/abirs-garden-a-playground-for-siir-girls-school/updates/?subid=3646

  • David Potorti speaks in Seoul, South Korea

    David Potorti speaks to the Center for Peace and Disarmament (PSPD  in Seoul, South Korea.

    Read his Speech at: http://www.peoplepower21.org/565745

  • Dover to DC Vigil

    March 2004
    “Dover to DC “–Valerie Lucznikovska and Bob McIlvane walk and vigil with Military Families Speak Out to recognize the unseen casualties of the Iraq war.

  • Eyes Wide Open Exhibit 2005

    March 2005
    In San Francisco, Peaceful Tomorrows’ Kelly Campbell, Barry Amundson, Nabil Ashour, Derrill Bodley and Yes Duffy expand the AFSC’s “Eyes Wide Open” exhibit of military boots by increasing the total number of civilian shoes represented from 1,200 to more than 4,200. Visitors walk a “labyrinth” of shoes while considering the civilian casualties of the Iraq war

    http://zombietime.com/eyes_wide_open/

  • Eyes Wide Open Exhibit 2006

    May 2006
    Peaceful Tomorrows co-sponsors the major “Eyes Wide Open” display entitled, “The Silence of the Dead, The Voices of the Living: A Witness to End the War in Iraq,” over Mother’s Day Weekend on the Mall in Washington,D.C.

  • First National Meeting of La’Onf

    August 2008
    Adele Welty and Terry Rockefeller travel to Erbil,Iraq to attend the first national meeting of La’Onf.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/category/campaigns/iraq/laonf

  • Founding Member of UFPJ

    October 2002
    UFPJ (United for Peace and Justice) began as a national campaign to bring together a broad range of organizations throughout the United States to help coordinate work against a U.S. war on Iraq. At an initial meeting in Washington, DC on October 25, 2002, more than 70 peace and justice organizations agreed to form United for Peace and Justice and coordinate efforts to oppose the war on Iraq.  PT is a founding member of the coalition. Rita Lasar and Kelly Campbell represent PT as the first national meeting.

  • Garrison Institute: Civilian Casualties, Civilian Solutions Conference

    September 5-11, 2006
    Thirty people from 17 nations directly affected by terrorism, violence and war join members of Peaceful Tomorrows in “Civilian Casualties, Civilian Solutions,” an international conference to create an ongoing network dedicated to healing, reconciliation and genuine peace. All attendees are victims of terrorism, political violence and war, but have chosen to work nonviolently for peace and the resolution of conflict. At the conference they launch a new International Network for Peace. Their private conference at the Garrison Institute is followed by nearly two dozen public speaking events in the New York City and the Boston areas.

  • Global Women’s Initiative for Peace

    Fall 2005
    Global Women’s Initiative for Peace invites Colleen Kelly, Adele Welty, and Terry Rockefeller to conference in NYC with Iraqi women.

  • Grehan Participates in Speaking Tour

    July 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows member Patricio Grehan participates in a speaking tour of Spanish-speaking communities in Miami in support of the Spanish-language edition of the Peaceful Tomorrows book, “Manana En Paz.”

  • Grehan/Rosenblum Visit Colombia and Guatemala

    May 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Patricio Grehan and Sue Rosenblum travel to sites in Colombia and Guatemala in support of the Spanish-language edition of the Peaceful Tomorrows book, making new connections with NGOs and individuals affected by terrorism, violence and war.

  • HANWA Visit to Ground Zero & Hold Interfaith Service with Peaceful Tomorrows

    Spring 2002
    PT members host delegation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb Survivors organized by Hiroshima Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (HANWA). The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors visit St. Paul’s Chapel (Episcopal) and Ground Zero in NYC.

    Press Release from our Archive:

    HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI SURVIVORS JOIN SEPTEMBER 11th FAMILIES IN PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TERRORISM AND VIOLENCE

    CONDUCT INTERFAITH PEACE PRAYER AT JAPANESE STATUE DEDICATED ON SEPTEMBER 11th, 1955

    NEW YORK CITY, APRIL 26TH – Survivors of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan will join family members of September 11th victims from The World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash of flight 93 in Pennsylvania for a day of prayer and public dialogue on nuclear weapons, terrorism and violence.

    After an afternoon visit to Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan, they will participate in an interfaith prayer service at St. Paul’s Church. That evening, they will travel to the Buddhist Church of New York to offer a peace prayer at the statue of Shinan, a 15-foot bronze sculpture that survived the bombing of Hiroshima. Remarkably, the statue was installed in New York City in a dedication ceremony on September 11th, 1955.

    The prayer will conclude with the dedication of an oleander tree, the first type of vegetation to grow in Hiroshima following the bombing.

    Inside the Buddhist Church, members of the Japanese delegation will provide eyewitness testimony of the atomic bombings of their cities, and American family members will give personal accounts of the events of September 11th and their aftermath. A public question and answer period will follow.

    The delegation of Japanese survivors and peace activists represents the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (HANWA), an umbrella organization comprised of major peace organizations from those cities. September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows (www.peacefultomorrows.org) is a U.S. non-profit organization whose members seek alternatives to war as a response to the terrorist attacks that killed their family members.

    Like the members of HANWA, the members of Peaceful Tomorrows have rejected the path of revenge and the downward spiral of escalating violence, realizing that the true enemies are fear, hatred and violence. They aim to transcend their personal grief and focus on global, non-violent approaches to prevent such tragedies in the future.

    ‘A Japanese television program about September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows touched many hearts in Hiroshima,’ says Steve Leeper, organizer of the Japanese delegation. ‘This group came to express solidarity and support with people they believe to be kindred spirits.’

    The delegation has also come to raise consciousness among Americans regarding the possibility that the United States will use nuclear weapons in the near future. It hopes to arouse the American public to resist the use of nuclear weapons, and at the very least, to lay the groundwork for immediate and massive protest in the event that such weapons are used. To this end, they hope to meet with American peace activists and discuss strategies and methods of international cooperation. Following its New York visit, the delegation will travel to Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.

    ‘We are deeply moved by the visit of the Japanese delegation,’ says Colleen Kelly, New York Area Coordinator of Peaceful Tomorrows. ‘They have turned their grief into positive testimony about the futility of war, terrorism and violent retaliation. We join with the members of HANWA and countless other peace-seekers throughout the world in saying that war is not the answer. The answer is justice. The answer is peace.’

    FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2002 2:30 pm: Half-hour interfaith gathering at St. Paul’s Chapel (Episcopal), 209 Broadway. Press not allowed inside, but interviews possible outside immediately following at 3pm, corner of Vesey and Broadway.

    6-6:30pm: Interfaith prayer and dedication of oleander tree, outside of Buddhist Church of New York, 331 Riverside Drive (corner of 105th Street and Riverside Drive). Phone: 212-678-0305. In case of rain, ceremony will move indoors.

    6:30-9:00pm: Testimonies followed by public question and answer session inside the church.

    PARTICIPANTS: Japanese delegation: Steve Leeper, coordinator; Dr. Mitsuo Okamoto and Ms. Haruko Moritaki, co-directors, HANWA; nine survivors of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: Colleen Kelly, New York Area Coordinator, Kelly Campbell, Co-Director, Western U.S. coordinator; David Potorti, Co-Director, Eastern U.S. coordinator; Ryan Amundson, Barry Amundson, Rita Lasar.

    Buddhist Church of New York: Rev. T. Kenjitus Nakagaki.

  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversary Commemoration 2003

    August 2003
    Members Derrrill Bodley, Nancy Mangum-Bodley, Hannah Harris and Terry Rockefeller represent PT at the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversary commemorations. Derrill and Terry address the World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs.

    http://www.gensuikin.org/english/

  • Hiroshima Day: International World Peace Conference

    July-August, 2002
    Rita Lasar goes to Japan for Hiroshima Day ceremonies and addresses the International World Peace Conference.

  • Hiroshima Visit by Ryan Amundson

    October 2002
    Ryan Amundson represents Peaceful Tomorrows in visit to Japan sponsored by Hiroshima Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (HANWA).

    http://myhero.com/go/hero.asp?hero=peaceful

  • International Congress on Victims of Terrorism

    February 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows members Bruce Wallace and Bob McIlvaine attend the second International Congress on Victims of Terrorism in Colombia.

  • International Institute on Peace Education: 2007

    Aug 2007
    International Institute on Peace Education held in New York City at the United Nations and Columbia Univeristy. Partipants included Bruce Amundson and Andrea LaBlanc and Adele Welty.

  • Iraq Exit Strategy Forum

    September 25-26, 2005
    Members of Peaceful Tomorrows attend Rep. Lynn Woolsey’s “Iraq Exit Strategy Forum” in Washington,DC. Adele Welty, Colleen Kelly, Nancy Meyer and Terry Rockefeller lobby in DC for an immediate end to the war inIraq.

  • Journey Towards Healing and Wholeness Conference 2004

    April 2004
    Andrew and Amy Rice participate in “Journey Towards Healing and Wholeness Conference” marking 10th anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa, and delivers a statement of condolence to Rwandan families on the tenth anniversary of the genocide there.

  • Kelly Addresses European Social Forum

    November 2002
    Colleen Kelly addresses the European Social Forum in Florence, Italy.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/give-me-freedom-or-what-have-we-got

    http://www.fse-esf.org/

  • LeBlanc Addresses World Peace Forum 2006

    June 2006
    The World Peace Forum was held in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. Andrea LaBlanc spoke about participating in the Moussaoui Trial, also attending were Barry Amundson and Kelly Campbell.

  • LeBlanc attends 2008 World Political Forum

    November 6-7, 2008
    Andrea LeBlanc represents PT at the World Political Forum, Bosco Marengo,Italy to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Human Rights.

  • LeBlanc Brings Forgiveness Project to Teaching Peace Conference

    April 2006
    Andrea LeBlanc brings Forgiveness Project to Durham, NH for Teaching Peace Conference.

  • LeBlanc Speaks at NH Rally Against the Iraq War

    Feb 15 2003
    Andrea LaBlanc Spoke at Rally against the War in Iraq. The Rally was held in Concord, NH at the New Hampshire Statehouse:

  • LeBlanc: 2011 Basque Conference on Positive Peace

    October 27, 2011
    Andrea LeBlanc attended the Basque Conference on Positive Peace at  Bilbao, Spain

  • LeBlanc: Catastrophe and Imagination Conference 2010

    September 3, 2010
    John Jay College Center on Terrorism holds the Catastrophe and Imagination Conference – Andrea LaBlanc speaks as a panelist.

  • LeBlanc: Israel/Palenstine Visit 2010

    October 2010
    Andrea LeBlanc traveled to Israel/Palestine to meet with Parents’ Circle, Combatants for Peace, Physicians for Human Rights, etc.) visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, West Bank and Bethlehem.

  • LeBlanc: Israel/Palestine Visit 2010

    October 2010
    Andrea LeBlanc traveled to Israel/Palestine to meet with Parents’ Circle, Combatants for Peace, Physicians for Human Rights, etc.) visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, West Bank and Bethlehem.

  • LeBlanc: Israel/Palestine Visit 2010

    October 2010
    Andrea LeBlanc traveled to Israel/Palestine to meet with Parents’ Circle, Combatants for Peace, Physicians for Human Rights, etc.) visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, West Bank and Bethlehem.

  • LeBlanc: Israel/Palestine Visit 2010

    October 2010
    Andrea LeBlanc traveled to Israel/Palestine to meet with Parents’ Circle, Combatants for Peace, Physicians for Human Rights, etc.) visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, West Bank and Bethlehem.

  • LeBlanc:Summer Palace Peace Summit 2011

    October 2011
    Andrea LeBlanc addressed a conference on peace at the Summer Palace in San Sebastian, Spain

  • Lobbying to Oppose the War in Afghanistan

    Winter 2009
    PT member Wright Salibury organizes lobbying of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation to oppose war in Afghanistan. PT members partner with members of MFSO, Vets for Peace, UJP, and Peace Action.

  • March on Washington 2005

    September 24, 2005
    One dozen Peaceful Tomorrows members join in United for Peace and Justice’s march on Washington against the war in Iraq.

  • Members Join “Stonewalk Japan”

    July 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows members Andrea LeBlanc, Derrill Bodley, Bob McIlvaine, Jack Hallock and Andi Henderson join members of the Peace Abbey and Japanese Atomic Bomb survivors on “Stonewalk Japan,” a two-month trek from Nagasaki to Hiroshima marking the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of those cities.

  • Members Protest at the White House 2002

    Peaceful Tomorrows members spend Thanksgiving 2002 in front of the White House and demand end to war.

  • Members Testify at Zaccarius Moussaoui’s Trail

    April 2006
    Thirteen 9/11 family members testify for the defense in opposition to the death penalty in Zaccarius Moussaoui’s trial in Alexandria,VA.The majority of them are PT members.

    Antonio Aversano Statement: http://peacefultomorrows.org/why-i-testified-in-the-moussaoui-trial

    Trial Transcript: http://cryptome.org/usa-v-zm-dt2.htm

  • Membership Retreat: Camp Deerpark

    November 2003
    Peaceful Tomorrows holds its second annual membership retreat at the Mennonite Camp Deerpark in upstateNew York.

  • Meyer Keynotes 100-year Celebration of Satyagraha

    September 2006
    100-year Celebration of Satyagraha at the San Antonio Peace Center invites Nancy Meyer to give keynote address.

    Remarks: http://salsa.net/peace/article66.html

  • MLK Memorial Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College

    October 2006
    Andrea LeBlanc speaks at Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN.

  • National Office-Peaceful Tomorrows

     

    15 Rutherford Place – New York, NY 10003

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/contact-us

     

  • New Japan Women’s Association (Shinfujin) Symposium 2006

    May 2006
    Talat Hamdani travels to Tokyo, Japan to address the New Japan Women’s Association (Shinfujin) symposium on the “role of women in the global peace movement for establishing a nuclear weapon-free and war-free world.”

  • No More Victims Tour 2002 – Boston

    September 2002
    “No More Victims” tour, coordinated by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to promote public dialogue on alternatives to war.  It included speakers tour many cities along the easter seaboard. Speakers included members Peaceful Tomorrows and victims of terrorism and war from Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, and Japan.

  • No More Victims Tour 2002 – New York City

    September 2002
    “No More Victims” tour, coordinated by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to promote public dialogue on alternatives to war.  It included speakers tour many cities along the easter seaboard. Speakers included members Peaceful Tomorrows and victims of terrorism and war from Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, and Japan.

  • Omaha Peace & Justice Expo 2005

    Nancy Meyer represents PT at Omaha Peace & Justice Expo, an annual event. She continues to do so each year.

  • Opening of Forgiveness Project 2006

    September, 2006
    Andrea LeBlanc speaks at the opening of the Forgiveness Project exhibit at Nazareth College in Rochester,NY.

  • Paris Peace Forum 2005

    Adele Welty attends Paris Peace Forum.

  • Peace Connections Vigil 2004

    September 10, 2004
    PT holds a vigil in Union Square Park and invite participants to make “peace connections” with others around the world.

  • Peace March: San Francisco

    January 18, 2003
    Peaceful Tomorrows members join Peace Marche in San Francisco.

  • Peace March: Washington, D.C.

    January 18, 2003
    Peaceful Tomorrows members join Peace Marche in Washington, D.C.

  • Peaceful Tomorrow Delegtion Travels to Iraq

    January 2003
    Peaceful Tomorrows’ delegation to Iraq, including Colleen Kelly, Kristina Olsen, Kathleen Tinley and Terry Rockefeller, to protest proposed war.

  • Peaceful Tomorrow’s Receives “Courage of Conscience” Award

    August 2004
    PT is given the Peace Abbey’s “Courage of Conscience” award by Kathy Kelly in ceremony at the Church of the Holy Apostle in NYC.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows 4th Anniversary Events

    February 2006
    Peaceful Tomorrows commemorates its fourth anniversary in Los Angeles,California. Events include vigiling with Veterans for Peace at the “Arlington West” cross display, “Civilian Casualties: Ours and Theirs,” a joint speaking event with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a presentation to UCLA medical students on civilian casualties, and a mounting of “the Forgiveness Project.”

  • Peaceful Tomorrows completes “Stonewalk”

    August 2004 
    in New York City in time for members to join the anti-war protests at the RNC.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows First Anniversary Event

    February 14, 2003
    Peaceful Tomorrows commemorates first anniversary with program of speakers and music at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows Honored by Office of the Americas

    October 2001
    Peaceful Tomorrows, actor Martin Sheen, and investigative journalist Greg Palast are honored at the Office of the Americas Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles.

    http://officeoftheamericas.wordpress.com/

  • Peaceful Tomorrows Madrid Delegation for 3.11.04 Bombings

    March 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows’ Karen Shea, Adele Welty and David Potorti travel to Madrid,Spainto meet with family members of those killed in the March 11, 2004 train bombings. They also participate in school speaking events around the release of the Spanish-language edition of the Peaceful Tomorrows book.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows Meets with President Obama

    February 2009
    PT members Beverly Eckert and Valerie Lucznikowska meet with President Obama in DC as he discusses his Guantanamo policies with 9/11 family members.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows Member Retreat 2004

    November 2005
    PT Members’ Retreat at the Blue Mountain Center in upstate New York.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows Members Arrested in DC for Civil Disobedience

    March 17, 2003
    Rita Lasar, Adele Welty and Bob McIlvaine are arrested inWashington,D.C., in acts of civil disobedience against the proposed war inIraq.

    http://121contact.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/03/march-17-mar-18-2011-8-years-ago-peaceful-tomorrows-protests-iraq-war.html

  • Peaceful Tomorrows NYC March Against the War in Iraq

    February 15, 2003
    On the February 15, 2003, during a global day of protest, “The World Says No to War,” Peaceful Tomorrows founding member Derrill Bodley spoke on behalf of our group at a rally organized by UFPJ at the United Nations headquarters in New York City that drew more than 500,000 participants on one of the coldest days of the year. UFPJ helped coordinate and publicize more than 790 demonstrations worldwide that day.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/united-for-peace-and-justice-2

  • Peaceful Tomorrows Retreat

    August 2002
    Retreat at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA brings together Peaceful Tomorrows members for a weekend of planning and discussion.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows Sponsors “Circles of Hope”

    September 10, 2003
    PT sponsored “Circle of Hope,” a Silent Candlelight Vigil to Encircle the WTC site. “On the night before September 11, let us come together to mourn, reflect and heal.” 8,000 people in NYC march from Union Square to the WTC site. Across the nation, members and friends of PT organized dozens of vigils in support.

    “Discussion circles” duplicated across the country bring those with differing viewpoints into conversation.

  • Peaceful Tomorrows’ 2006 International Conference

    September 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows members Kelly Campbell, Barry Amundson, John Leinung and Elaine Leinung host a day-long meeting in Bologna of the international advisory committee to Peaceful Tomorrows’ 2006 International Conference.

  • People’s Assembly of the United Nations-2005

    September 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows members Kelly Campbell, Barry Amundson, John Leinung and Elaine Leinung participate in Italy’s “People’s Assembly of the United Nations,” which culminates in an annual peace walk from Perugia to Assisi drawing hundreds of thousands of participants.

  • People’s Assembly of the United Nations-2007

    October 2007
    Peaceful Tomorrows members Andrea LeBlanc and Anne Mulderry participate in Italy’s “People’s Assembly of the United Nations,” which culminates in an annual peace walk from Perugia to Assisi drawing hundreds of thousands of participants.

  • People’s Assembly of the United Nations-2011

    September 2011
    Peaceful Tomorrows member Paul Arpaia participates in Italy’s “People’s Assembly of the United Nations,” which culminates in an annual peace walk from Perugia to Assisi drawing hundreds of thousands of participants.

  • Peoples’ UN Assembly 2007

    October 1-8, 2007
    Anne Mulderry and Andrea LeBlanc represent Peaceful Tomorrows in Prato,Italy and at the Peoples’  UN Assembly,Perugia,Italy.

  • Pinwheels For Peace

     September 21, 2008
    PT member Michelle Little organizes International Day of Peace: Pinwheels Spinning in the Wind Recognizing Whirled Peace. Over 2 million students around the world created Pinwheels For Peace and thousands have chosen to send them to Unite In Peace to gift to children in refugee camps and orphanages in Africa and the Middle East.

    Map: http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com/pinwheelsforpeace/locations.html
    Homepage: http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com/pinwheelsforpeace/home.html

  • Potorti Speaks at University of Tokyo

    November 2003
    David Potorti speaks in at the University of Tokyo to Student Peace Action.

  • Prayer for Victims – A Silent Vigil

    September 11, 2002
    “Prayer for Victims” was a silent vigil held in Athens, Georgia organized by PT member Ruth Koch

  • Press Conference: “Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances”

    June 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows member Alissa Torres joins Bob Barr, Chair of “Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances,” in a press conference highlighting the erosion of personal freedoms and civil liberties under the Patriot Act, and calling for sensible and effective reforms. The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania conference also includes David Keene, chair of the American Conservative Union; Patrice McDermott, Associate Director, Office of Government Relations, American Library Association; and Greg Nojeim, Acting Director of the Washington, DC, Legislative Office of the ACLU.

  • Press Conference: Ben Franklin True Patriot Act

    September, 2003
    Adele Welty is part of the Kucinich press conference introducing Ben Franklin True Patriot Act in Washington,DC.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104×402932

  • Press Conference: Call for Alternatives to Military Action

    September 25, 2002
    Peaceful Tomorrows members join Congressional Representatives in a call for alternatives to military action in Iraq at a press conference in Washington, D.C.

  • Press Conference: Formation of Peaceful Tomorrows

    February 14, 2002
    Formation of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is announced at a press conference at the United Nations Church Center in NYC.

  • Press Conference: Launch of “Bring them Home Now” Campaign

    August 2003
    David Potorti joins veterans and members of military families in a press conference announcing the launch of the “Bring Them Home Now” campaign in Fayetteville,North Carolina.

  • Press Conference: To Defeat “Real ID Act”

    April 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows members Talat Hamdani, Bob McIlvaine, Laurette Simmons and staff member Nabil Ashour hold a press conference, in conjunction with `immigrant advocacy organizations, to ask that the REAL ID Act be defeated either as a stand-alone bill or as an amendment to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill.

  • PT Hosts NYC Premiere: Bowling for Columbine

    October 2002
    Michael Moore invites Peaceful Tomorrows to host theNew York City premiere showing of his film, “Bowling for Columbine.

    http://www.oocities.org/goo798_eh2/Bowling_For_Columbine.html

  • Rockefeller Addresses “Initiatives for Change” Conference 2004

    July 2004
    Terry Rockefeller addresses the Caux, Switzerland, “Initiatives of Change” annual conference concerning the work of PT, and gives a press conference at the UN offices in Geneva.

  • Rockefeller attends Conference on Iraqi Civil Society

    March 2009
    Terry Rockefeller meets with members of La’Onf at the Conference on Iraqi Civil Society in Rome,Italy.

  • Second International Nonviolent Peaceforce Assembly

    September, 2007
    Anne Mulderry, Andrea LeBlanc and Terry Rockefeller represent Peaceful Tomorrows at the Second International Meeting of the Nonviolent Peaceforce Assembly at the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

     

  • Stonewalk for Unknown Civilians Killed at War – Boston to NYC

    July 2004
    Peaceful Tomorrows, in conjunction with The Peace Abbey, begins “Stonewalk” at the Boston Social Forum. Pulling and pushing a two-ton memorial stone to honor “unknown civilians killed in war” to NYC: members Andrea LeBlanc, David Potorti, Dan Jones, Cat Allison, Derrill Bodley, Dave Reynolds, Bob McIlvane, Adele Welty, Colleen Kelly, Connie Taylor, Beverly Eckert, Terry Rockefeller, Logan Harris, Hannah Harris, Loretta Filipov, John Leinung participate in different parts of the journey.

  • Stonewalk Japan 2005

    July-August, 2005
    Participants walk 380 miles from Nagasaki to Hiroshima pulling a two-ton stone to remember and honor the civilian casualties of the A and H bombings of those cities on the 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Andrea LeBlanc lead a group including Darrill Bodley, Bob McIlvaine, Helen McIlvaine, and Jack Hallock.

     

  • Stonewalk Japan 2005

    July-August, 2005
    Participants walk 380 miles from Nagasaki to Hiroshima pulling a two-ton stone to remember and honor the civilian casualties of the A and H bombings of those cities on the 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Andrea LeBlanc lead a group including Darrill Bodley, Bob McIlvaine, Helen McIlvaine, and Jack Hallock.

     

     

  • Stonewalk Japan: Planning Conference 2005

    January, 2005
    Stonewalk Japan. Andrea LeBlanc spoke at both Peace Parks and University of Nagasaki



  • Stonewalk Korea 2006: Seoul to the DMZ

    June 2006
    Andrea LeBlanc participates in “Stonewalk Korea,” which carries an apology from the Japanese people to the people of Korea. Participants walk from Seoul to the DMZ

  • Strategy Meeting: Building International Solidarity for Iraqi Nonviolence

    June 2008
    Coordinator Frances Anderson and member Terry Rockefeller travel to Amman,Jordan for strategy meetings on building international solidarity for Iraqi nonviolence activists of La’Onf. Also at the meeting are representatives of Un Ponte Per and NoVA. Kathy Kelly of Voices attends.

  • The March to Stop the War Mobilization

    April 20, 2002
    Peaceful Tomorrows members speak and march at Stop the War Mobilization in Washington, D.C.

  • The World Still Says No To War – NC 2004 Rally

    March 2004
    Peaceful tomorrows members speak at major “The World Still Says No To War” rallies in New York, San Francisco and Fayetteville, NC.

  • The World Still Says No To War – San Francisco Rally 2004

    March 2004
    Peaceful tomorrows members speak at major “The World Still Says No To War” rallies in New York, San Francisco and Fayetteville, NC.

  • The World Still Says No To War -NYC Rally 2004

    March 2004
    Peaceful tomorrows members speak at major “The World Still Says No To War” rallies in New York, San Francisco and Fayetteville, NC.

  • Titus Speaks in DC

    September 11, 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows’ John Titus speaks at a nondenominational service on Sunday, September 11th as well as a Congressional briefing at the Capitol on the afternoon September 14 advocating for a Department of Peace.

  • Towards Justice & Reconciliation: Peace Summit

    December 2004
    Terry Rockefeller travels to Amman, Jordan for a peace summit entitled, “Towards Justice & Reconciliation: An International Initiative to Bring Together Palestinian and Israeli Women.”

  • UN: A Celebration of Remembrance and Hope

    September 11, 2002
    September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is honored at the interfaith service marking the opening of the 57th Session of the UN General Assembly, “A Celebration of Remembrance and Hope, Dedicated to Victims of Violence Everywhere,” St. Bartholomew’s Church, in Manhattan. Colleen Kelly speaks for PT. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan greets PT members.

  • Vigil for Peaceful Tomorrows 2002

    September 10, 2002
    “Vigil for Peaceful Tomorrows” in Washington Square Park featured Martin Luther King III, Vandana Shiva, Amy Goodman, Kathy Kelly, Daniel Berrigan, singers and poets.

  • Vigil for Tom Fox

    December 2005
    Peaceful Tomorrows co-hosts a New York City vigil for Tom Fox, the kidnapped member of the Christian Peacemaker Team, with members of his Quaker meeting in Virginia and the American Friends Service Committee.

  • Walking across America for Peace

    July 14, 2007
    Ashley Casale and Michael Israel who were walking across America for Peace are joined on their midpoint celebration by PT member Nancy Meyer in Omaha,NE.

  • Wallace Launches “1-2-1 Contact”

    March 2004
    PT member Bruce Wallace launches 1-2-1 Contact to teach students about the people on the “other side” of the war and to create a peace bridge between the two sides. The American and Iraqi students and teachers began exchanging emails about their lives, war and growing up in Brooklyn and Baghdad.

  • Welty attends Hearings at Guantanamo Bay

  • Welty Testifies Against Patriot Act before NYC Council

    February 2004
    Adele Welty testifies against the Patriot Act before New York City Council

    Read Her Testimony: http://www.lwvutah.org/Legislative%20files/Hatch%20Hearings/Testimony%20Before%20the%20New%20York%20City%20Council.pdf

  • Welty Testifies to International Panel of Jurists on Human Rights

    September, 2006
    Adele Welty gives Testimony to International Commission of Jurists meeting on Guantanamo/Human Rights in Washington, DC.

    http://ejp.icj.org/hearing.php3?id_rubrique=34

  • Welty Visits Afghanistan

    February 2004
    PT member Adele Welty, mother of a NYC firefighter killed on 9/11, visits Afghanistan

    http://ejp.icj.org/IMG/USAdeleWelty.pdf

  • Women’s Action for New Directions Mother’s Day Award 2003

    May 2003
    Peaceful Tomorrows receives Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) Mother’s Day Award. Terry Rockefeller accepts the award at a ceremony in the Massachusetts State House.

    http://peacefultomorrows.org/womens-action-for-new-directions-wand

  • World Conference Against Nuclear Weapons 2006

    August 2006
    Barry Amundson addresses the World Conference and International Conference Against Nuclear Weapons in Tokyo and Hiroshima.

  • World Conference Against Nuclear Weapons: 2005

    August 2005
    Andrea Leblanc speech read at the World Conference and International Conference Against Nuclear Weapons in Tokyo.

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