Monday, Jun. 17, 2019

Supporter Updates

Upon appointing Jacqueline O’Neill as Canada’s first Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security, on 6/12/19, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “When women play an active role in conflict prevention and...

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Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation.  - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the Season for Nonviolence (SNV) 2019, advocates of a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding (HR 1111) worked to gain 17 cosponsors of that...

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“We’re not giving up!  The students deserve our best effort statewide,” said Virginia Miller, New Mexico Department of Peace Initiative (NM DPI), at the close of the 2019 New Mexico legislature where the bill to Create...

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The CA Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) Council of Sages (In-Training) gathered for our 12th annual (at least) retreat on February 9-10, 2019 in Petaluma, CA as a supportive community, with a common heartbeat, to explore and reflect on “The...

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This is Part II of Department of Peacebuilding 2018 Accomplishments and includes details about individual, state and regional actions in support of a Department of Peacebuilding and fostering a culture of peace.  See also Dept. of...

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The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.  - Steve Jobs

Peacebuilding is in our DNA.  It is the real story.  Despite a national climate of divisiveness, doubt and fear, the...

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No. CA Lead Retreat Group 2018

The CA Democratic Party (CDP) adopted a resolution encouraging establishment of a CA government entity devoted to peacebuilding and violence prevention.  Following submission of the resolution by the CA Department of Peacebuilding...

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CDP 2018 Platform Preamble

A platform is a statement of principles.  The California Democratic Party (CDP) incorporated peacebuilding in its 2018 Platform, including language and ideas from the CA Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) in 16 of 23 Platform planks....

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Mary Alice O'Connor

Mary Alice O’Connor, a shining presence in our Peace Alliance community, passed away on December 3, 2018.  We already miss her.

The Mary Alice O’Connor I knew had a twinkle in her eyes and beauty in her heart.  

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DEPARTMENT OF PEACEBUILDING ACT OF 2019 INTRODUCED!
Please contact Members of Congress to Cosponsor HR 1111 as soon as possible.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced legislation to create a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding (HR...

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(Note:  This article was written by Margaret (Maggi) Koren, who is a long-time peace and social justice activist.  Maggi has been a peacebuilder with the Peace Alliance/ Campaign for a Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) since 2002-2003....

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Rep. Ron Dellums & MLK

“I am not going to back away from being called a radical.  If advocating for peace, justice and humanity toward all human beings is being radical, then I am proud to be called a radical.”– Rep. Ron Dellums (Oakland,...

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DoP Advocates at Rep. Alma Adams' (NC) Office 9/18

While the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominee hearings dominated national attention, Department of Peacebuilding (DoP/ H.R. 1111) advocates injected violence prevention and peacebuilding into conversations at the offices of legislators during...

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San Diego Students Advocate for Peaceful World

For students and community leaders in San Diego, violence is not an abstract concept.

One student said she hopes for a world where students, teachers, administrators and parents don’t have to fear about where and how to hide...

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Rep. Barbara Lee, Sponsor DoP Legislation

In her letter message to attendees of the World Beyond War conference in Toronto, Canada, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) urged building peace together.  The theme of that conference was “Designing a World Beyond...

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Rep. Juan Vargas Office Pie Meeting

Mother’s Day was originally a call for a day of peace by Julia Ward Howe after she experienced the horrors of war while tending the wounded during the American civil war.   For Mother’s Day 2018 and beyond, we...

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Rep. Barbara Lee's Office Pie Meeting

In 2018, Peace Alliance/ Department of Peacebuilding volunteers celebrated Mother’s Day – which was originally a call for a day of peace -- by taking pies to the offices of legislators and delivering the message that “Peace wants...

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New Mexico Pie Meeting at Rep. Lujan-Grisham's Office

In 2018, Peace Alliance/ Department of Peacebuilding volunteers celebrated Mother’s Day – which was originally a call for a day of peace -- by taking pies to the offices of legislators and delivering the message that “Peace wants...

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DoP, RJOY, Peace Pledge at CDP Meeting

The CA Department of Peacebuilding Campaign (DoP) advocated that “Compassion Matters:  Build Bridges, Not Walls” at the CA Democratic Party (CDP) statewide Executive Board meeting in Oakland from July 13-15,...

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Women hold up half the sky.  – Chinese Proverb 

The California Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) Campaign tabled and took peacebuilding to the national conference of the National Organization for Women (NOW) –...

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