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The good works of the Peace and Justice Center

Fostering peace for more than 26 years. The good works of the Peace and Justice Center are on the agenda for the 2013 Sister Siena Finley, RSM Ethics Award at the 22nd annual Ethics Institute Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Misericordia University.

Fostering peace for more than 26 years.
The good works of the Peace and Justice Center are on the agenda
for the 2013 Sister Siena Finley, RSM Ethics Award
at the 22nd annual Ethics Institute Dinner
on Thursday, Oct. 24
at Misericordia University.
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MARCHA MIGRANTE X “ALL LIVES MATTER”

Please join with Deported Veterans, Dreamer Moms, and children separated from their parents. Peace without borders.
Join Us at MARCHA MIGRANTE X “ALL LIVES MATTER”
(February 2- February 6, 2015)We will spend four days in Tijuana with partners Dreamer Moms, Deported Veterans; as well as children separated from parents, Desayunador Padre Chava, Casa del Migrante, el bordo/el canal, “Paint the Wall”, closing Mass at Holtville Cemetery of “los no olvidados” and more.
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Social Justice Committee of St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown, PA

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Stewardship, SGI-USA

When disasters strike, society as a whole must be prepared to offer long-term support, sharing the responsibility to assist people in rebuilding their lives.

Through dialogue, we advance from a shared concern to a shared action-oriented pledge or vow.

Such empowerment is of particular relevance to the restoration of people’s sense of mental equilibrium and health in post-disaster situations, “the recovery of the heart.” Buddhism teaches that whatever our individual circumstances, we can always discover the capacity to help others; it also assures us that those who have suffered the most have the right to the greatest happiness.…

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Kevin Winter & Niall Murphy of Belfast

Hear Irish Human Rights attorneys
 
Kevin Winter and Niall Murphy from Belfast
 
present cases and issues from the North of Ireland
 
at the Irish Cultural Center in Scranton
1301 Beech St, Scranton, PA 18505
Cross Streets: Between Blucher Ave. and Wintermantle Ave.
 
Friday, March 28 at 7:00 PM.
All are welcome.…
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Subject Global Health Lecture

Subject Global Health Lecture – Wednesday, March 7th
Community Engagement and Equity And Global Health
Invite you to attend a special Global Health Lecture:

“A Comparative Analysis of Healthcare Systems of Western
vs. Sub-Saharan African Countries

with William A. Takang, MD, Research Fellow
New York University Medical Center/
Consultant Obstetrician-Gynecologist/
University Teaching Hospital
Yaounde, Cameroon;
Humphrey Fellowship Alumnist (R.S.P.H., Emory University);

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.…

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Nancy Frey, recipient of 2013 David Frey Community Service for Peace Award

Nancy Frey, recipient of 2013 David Frey Community Service for Peace Award

Nancy Frey picture 2For more than three decades, Nancy Frey has volunteered for and worked with a wide range
of community organizations that share the goals of social justice and improving conditions for  people facing discrimination and economic hardships.

Nancy Frey was born in Wilkes-Barre, and moved at an early age with her family to upstate New  York, Baltimore and finally to North Carolina.

She returned to Wilkes-Barre to attend Wilkes College, where she met and later married David
Frey. Thus began a four decade partnership, which included teaching in New Jersey, studying
and working in Stuttgart, Germany, launching an organic farm in Nanticoke, and becoming
founding members of the Farmers’ Market on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square.…

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Climate Disruption is a Moral Issue

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Climate Disruption is a Moral Issue

Interfaith Climate Advocacy Training When: August 26, 2015 9:30am to 4:00pm A day of preparation for people of all faiths Learn how to speak with moral authority on the issue of climate change in Pennsylvania

Join us to develop clear messages to bring directly to policymakers to support ambitious, legally-binding targets for carbon dioxide and methane emissions, energy efficiency and a just transition to renewable power. Workshop Leaders: Donald Brown, Professor of Sustainability Ethics and Law, Widener University Matthew Stepp, Director of Policy, PennFuture Justin Wright, Mediator and Negotiation trainer, Active Neutrals Where: hosted by the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, at its 1280 Clover Lane location Register at http://tinyurl.com/InterfaithClimateAdvocacyHbg

People of faith possess the moral authority to be important and credible parties to the awakening of awareness and responsibility for climate change among elected leaders and non-elected policy makers.…

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Rabbi Israel Dresner, Former Freedom Rider, Temple B’nai B’rith

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View a selection of banners from the exhibit created by the American Friends Service Committee

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Join us as the Interfaith Resource Center for Peace and Justice joins with the American Friends Service Committee to present the “Waging Peace Project.” AFSC is celebrating 100 years of working to bring about a more just and peaceful world, and to commemorate their history and this centennial, they have created an exhibit of twelve banners that tell the stories of efforts to fight against injustice. The exhibit addresses the issues of Building Peace, Ending Discrimination, Improving Prisons, Creating Just Economies, and Securing Immigrant Rights.

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