May 2012

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
Helen Keller

UPCOMING EVENTS:

REMINDER: On May 11 through May 13, Father Michael Lapsley will be facilitating a “Healing of Memories Workshop” at Stony Point Center, N.Y. Today, May 1, is your last chance to register for the workshop. Send all additional inquiries to Phyllis Rodriguez @ ihomna@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event Correction: The Network for a NATO Free Future is a coalition of peace, faith and economic justice groups hosting a Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice in Chicago, May 18-19, 2012. For details click here. PT members, Terry Rockefeller and Ellen Judd will be attending. The event may be of interest to more PT members, especially those close to Chicago.

Organized by the Rule of Law Project, PT will participate in the Sunday, June 24 D.C. “March Against Torture, Guantanamo & NDAA-Coalition Demonstration”. More details about this event will follow. Other participating organizations are:

  • Witness against Torture
  • Pax Christi USA
  • CodePink
  • Rabbis for Human Rights
  • CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
  • TASSC (Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition)
  • Amnesty International
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • PHR (Physicians for Human Rights)

 

PT News:

International Network for Peace (INP): The INP was founded after the International Conference PT members organized in 2006 and eventually a website was created. Together with the INP, PT today supports the request of the Interessengemeinschaft 13. Februar 1945 to rename a square or street near the reconstructed Frauenkirche in Dresden ‘Guernica Square’. As PT’s INP Chair, Andrea LeBlanc stated that “Peaceful tomorrows begin with each of us in our daily lives choosing today to create a Culture of Peace. A ‘Guernica Square’ would offer the opportunity to honor that choice.” To read more about what happened at Guernica, please click on this link. Please contact Andrea directly with any questions you might have about the INP.

Rule of Law (RoL) Campaign: We are trying out a Rule of Law discussion group that will use “basecamp” – a new and promising means of better communicating to advance PT projects. We hope many of you will join and /or remain active in the campaign. Colleen is the Chair of the Rule of Law Campaign and moderator of the RoL basecamp project. Please contact Colleen directly if you wish to join the project.

Help The Iran Pledge Grow! Over 40 organizations have endorsed the Iran Pledge of Resistance (IPOR) and over 5,000 people have signed on. If you have signed the petition already, please let Rita know. There is still time to sign on to the United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ)’s Iran Pledge of Resistance by clicking here. Please contact Rita Lasar at ritalasar@aol.com with any further questions.

PT on twitter: Almost 700 people follow our tweets on twitter. Here are two examples of new groups following us: Planeta Voluntários, “the largest NGO social network and volunteer service”, and TheFund, a group working towards Peace between Israelis and Palestinians today.
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