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Young, Pacifist and Proud: A Radical Interfaith Revisioning of the World Feb. 15-18, Nyack, NY | Fellowship of Reconciliation

The Fellowship of Reconciliation invites you to a gathering of young adult faith-based activists and community organizers who want to push the boundaries of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, multiracial and multicultural social movement building for the sake of radical justice. Meet your peers (and a few ally elders), and explore the arts of contemporary nonviolent resistance. Bring your vision, enthusiasm, skills ...

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World Mountain Forum: ‘Water and Energy’ Dec. 11, 2012, Verbier, Switzerland | SDC – Close-up

To mark International Mountain Day on 11 December 2012, the World Mountain Forum (WMF) has organised a meeting in Verbier on the theme: “Water and Energy”. Specialists from Switzerland and abroad will discuss questions concerning the impact of climate change on these key sectors as well as the subject of public-private partnerships. The Carafe Initiative, launched within the framework of ...

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Rally to Stop the War on Gaza 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 24, New Haven

Rally to Stop the War on Gaza (See message from Norman Solomon and Jewish Voices for Peace, and UNRWA report on Crisis below) Saturday November 24 11:00 AM Federal Building 157 Church Street (Betw. Elm & Chapel) New Haven The U.S. enables the slaughter. U.S. taxpayers subsidize another war. Recent joint Israeli-U.S. war games planned this military attack. •Call Obama ...

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Quaker Public Policy Institute 2012, Nov. 15-16, Washington, D.C.

Just at the moment when Congress returns to Washington after the election, nearly 300 Quakers and their allies are on Capitol Hill urging members of Congress to cut the Pentagon budget by $1 trillion over the next 10 years and to prevent devastating cuts to the domestic programs that provide food, homes and community services. On November 15 and 16, ...

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Dr. David Adams: Toward a Sustainable Culture of Peace: Promoting Enduring Peace 2012 Annual Meeting, Nov. 13, New Haven

Promoting Enduring Peace received word this week that Jonathan Schell, our original guest speaker for Nov. 13, is unable to speak at the PEP annual meeting as previously announced. Author and Professor Dr. David Adams will deliver the 2012 Promoting Enduring Peace Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 13 at the First Presbyterian Church of New Haven, 704 Whitney Ave. ...

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2012 Annual Keynote Luncheon: ‘The Future of Democracy in Egypt’ 12:30-2 p.m. Nov. 14, Washington, DC

1000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20001   Tickets: $110   Click HERE to register  Keynote Speaker: Naguib Sawiris  Executive Chairman, The Orascom Group; Founder, Free Egyptians Party  Naguib Sawiris is the executive chairman of the Orascom Group, one of Egypt’s most diversified conglomerates and the country’s largest private sector employer. He is also the vice-chair of the Sawiris Foundation ...

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New UN “atlas” links climate change, health | Connecticut Post

The two U.N. agencies for health and weather services have created a new “atlas” of scientific data that they say offers fresh evidence of the links between climate change to outbreaks of meningitis, malaria and other diseases. The World Health Organization director-general says the manual, which includes maps, tables and graphs, provides a practical guide to “climate-sensitive diseases” that decision-makers ...

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Tell Romney and Obama to give up Afghanistan war | United For Peace and Justice

United for Peace and Justice writes that “even the New York Times has reversed its position of over 11 years and editorialized for withdrawal from Afghanistan now.” The crowd at the Republican National Convention cheered for immediate withdrawal when Clint Eastwood and Senator Rand Paul proposed it. The U.K. and other allies are speeding up their withdrawal plans. A strong ...

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