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Peace Action of Michigan

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Sunday
Apr
2
2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
A 50th Anniversary Reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Great Speech on War and Peace. 16 civil rights and peace activists will present "A Time to Break Silence" from the pulpit where Dr. King preached several times. There will be additional events on the exact Anniversary, April 4. To sponsor a reading, contact Rev. Rich Peacock at rjpeacock@wowway.com. We will provide resources. Sponsors are Peace Action of Michigan, Detroit Central Church, Swords into Plowshares, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit N.A.A.C.P.

Past Events

Wednesday
Jun
15
2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Meeting #1 to plan readings of MLK's "Beyond Vietnam" speech on the 50th anniversary, April 4, 2017. This is based on a successful reading by 16 activists on April 4, 2016 at Detroit Central United Methodist Church.
Monday
Jun
6
2016
Monday, June 6, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Peace Action invites volunteers to form PeaceBuilder to search for candidates who will work for peace with justice, especially ending US wars for the greater middle east, decreasing Pentagon spending, and nuclear disarmament.
Monday
Apr
18
2016
Monday, April 18, 2016 from 4:30-5:30pm
4:30-5:30pm
Join Peace Action of Michigan on Tax Day to Call for Peaceful Use of our Tax Dollars. Gather at 9 Mile and Woodward in Ferndale - NOT at the Royal Oak Post Office as in previous years. We will join the people who have held a peace vigil in Ferndale on Mondays for years on end. "Taxes for books, not bombs", "Wind Turbines, not Weapons", etc. Signs provided or bring your own. Weather forecast for Monday: 73 degrees!
Thursday
Aug
6
2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
• Fran Shor, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, History, Wayne State University, will present "A Short History of the Movement to Abolish Nuclear Nuclear Weapons." • Prasad Venugopal, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, University of Detroit Mercy, will review "The Agreement to Keep Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Bomb." • Colleen Mills, the leader of Citizens for Peace (Livonia), will share "Why we need to abolish nuclear weapons and prevent Iran from obtaining one." • Rev. Rich Peacock, co-chair of Peace Action (Michigan), will introduce "How to 'Seal the Deal with Iran.'" Come at 6:00 pm and "Wave good-Bye to Nukes" at the Church corner. Signs provided. For more information, contact Rich, 248-321-7480 Hiroshima Event Focuses on Iran Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm - Program and Call to Action Royal Oak St. John's Episcopal Church, 26998 Woodward (SE corner of Woodward and 11 Mile) *Come at 6:00 pm and "Wave Good-Bye to Nukes" on the corner. (Peace Action has the signs.) 70 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki...Congress can make the world safer by endorsing the Iran nuclear accord. Our Senators and Representatives need to align themselves with Senator Carl Levin and his brother Representative Sander Sander, "longest serving Jewish American in Congress." (NY Times). BOTH OF THEM HAVE ENDORSED THE DEAL. 7:00 pm Program Ingredients 1) University of Detroit Mercy physics professor Prasad Venugopal will review "The Agreement to Keep Iran from Acquiring a Nuclear Bomb." 2) Wayne State University history professor emeritus Fran Shor will present "A Short History of the Nuclear Disarmament Movement." 3) Livonia Citizens for Peace leader Colleen Mills will share "Why we need to abolish nuclear weapons and prevent Iran from obtaining one." 4) Peace Action leader Rev. Rich Peacock will introduce "Seal the Deal with Iran." 70 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki..."The existence of thousands of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous legacy of the cold War." (President Barack Obama, Prague, April, 2009) *For further information - Rev. Rich Peacock, rjpeacock@wowway.com
Saturday
May
10
2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Keynote: Heaster Wheeler, Former Executive Director, NAACP Detroit SAVE THE DATE. Awards to: Young PeaceBuilder and Rev. Norman Thomas, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Detroit. Admission: $45 /person for adults and $20/students. Proceeds support the work of peace in Michigan. For more info., call 248-548-3920. peacemichigan@gmail.com Sponsored by Peace Action of Michigan and Peace Action Education Fund.
Sunday
Dec
15
2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Join us for a lite supper and the roll out of "Move the Money" on... Presenter: Judith LeBlanc, Field Director for Peace Action - cut Pentagon spending, abolish nuclear weapons, end the war in Afghanistan. She is a member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma and lives in Harlem, New York. Al Fishman called her, "the best organizer." "Move the Money - Fund our communities by cutting Pentagon spending is a venture by Peace Action and the National Priorities Project. It's up to us to educate the public and lobby Congress to convert our country to meeting the needs of the hurting and jobless. RSVP to help our arrangements for the lite supper by DECEMBER 12 to... peacemichigan@gmail.com, 248-548-3920 For more information: Rev. Rich Peacock, Peace Action Program Chair - rjpeacock@wowway.com, 248-321-7480 PS - Eager to learn more? http://Peace-Action.org PS - Peace Action Board Members - our retreat starts at 12 noon...same day, same place
Friday
Oct
25
2013
Friday, October 25, 2013 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
Father Roy Bourgeois, Founder of the School of the Americas Watch, a non-profit that seeks to close the School of the Americans and to change U.S. Foreign Policy.