Over 1,300 marches, prayer vigils, festivals, and other events are scheduled across the United States, as part of Campaign Nonviolence’s upcoming “Week of Actions.” These actions will culminate on September 21, 2017, an International Day of Peace. Find the peacemaking action closest to you, and join thousands of others who insist on peace and justice for all.
Thousands nationwide will participate in Campaign Nonviolence’s upcoming “Week of Actions” from September 16 to 24. This is an unprecedented grassroots campaign for peace and freedom from racism, war, poverty, and environmental destruction.
Said Dr. Ken Butigan, cofounder of Campaign Nonviolence and professor at DePaul University, “People across the United States are rallying together to end violence and injustice and begin peacemaking. Our unified voice calls for policy shifts that immediately advance peace, economic justice, and environmental restoration and protection.”
Campaign Nonviolence began in 2014 with 230 nonviolent actions. Today, more than 1,200 nonviolence actions are scheduled to advance peace.
Creating a Just, Peaceful, and Nonviolent World
Campaign Nonviolence is sponsored by Pace e Bene, a non-profit organization that partners with individuals and organizations and cultivates active nonviolence to protect human rights, abolish war and nuclear weapons, end poverty and injustice, and heal the planet. True to the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Campaign Nonviolence illuminates the urgency in finding peaceful resolutions to conflicts at home and abroad.
Said Campaign Nonviolence cofounder the Rev. John Dear, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the author of 35 books, “Americans need a positive vision of hope and peace for our country and our world. During this week of national grassroots actions, we are mobilizing concerned citizens to engage the tools for nonviolent change that Mohandas Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others have activated for personal and global transformation.”
Campaign Nonviolence Cofounder the Rev. John Dear, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the author of 35 books
Following are a few of Campaign Nonviolence’s upcoming peacemaking actions:
- Delaware Peace Week will hold more than 60 events from musical performances to teach-ins and statewide meetings.
- Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, have declared “Campaign Nonviolence North Carolina Week” with actions that include workshops, vigils, and letter writing to Congressional Representatives and Senators.
- The Chicago area will host 100 events in support of nonviolence, justice, and the environment.
- Already more than 1,000 people are expected to join the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Peace Fest in Binns Park on Sunday, Sept. 24. Featured will be four bands and guest speakers that include the Rev. John Dear.
- Nationwide marches, prayer services, prayer vigils, workshops, teach-ins, and rallies will include transformative actions in Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Clinton, Iowa; Huntington, Indiana; Bangor, Maine; Lansing, Michigan; and Erie, Pennsylvania.
Find and Join a Campaign Nonviolence Action Near You
For a list of peacemaking rallies with states and cities, descriptions, organizations and contact information, please visit: actions.campaignnonviolence.org.
Pace e Bene is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1989 by the Franciscan Friars of California. Campaign coordinators Dr. Ken Butigan and Father John Dear teach how nonviolence most effectively characterizes Jesus’ way. “It is a way that combines both the unmistakable rejection of violence, and the enduring power of love and truth in action for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.”
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Which Campaign Nonviolence action will you join to insist on peace and justice for all?
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The News&Observer in North Carolina on pace a bene and how nonviolence begins with you and me.
Peacenews.org on Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2017 | Pace e Bene.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire on Campaign Nonviolence cofounder Dr. Ken Butigan’s book, Nonviolent Lives! “These stories of the lives of ordinary people remind us of the power of love to transform and transcend suffering and injustice.”