Future Events

Monday
Sep
25
2017
Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner.
Monday
Oct
2
2017
Monday, October 2, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner.
Saturday
Oct
7
2017
Monday
Oct
9
2017
Monday, October 9, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner.

Past Events

Monday
Sep
18
2017
Monday, September 18, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner.
Monday
Sep
11
2017
Monday, September 11, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner.
Monday
Sep
4
2017
Monday, September 4, 2017 from 4:45-5:45pm
4:45-5:45pm
Peace vigil on southwest corner.
Sunday
Aug
6
2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
"Nuclear Disarmament: What is taking us so long?" will be presented by Sister Megan Rice from Washington, D.C. Sister Megan Rice was 82 years old in 2012 when she and two fellow activists broke onto the property of the Y-12 uranium plant for nuclear bombs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The antiwar protest was called "the biggest security breach in the history of the nation's atomic complex." They were convicted of trespassing. When she was released after serving two years in prison, she said, "We have 7,000 nuclear weapons under the control of one man...I'm not out of prison. None of us is out of prison as long as one nuclear bomb exists." Megan is at the center of Washington Post reporter Dan Zak's book, "Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age."
Sunday
May
21
2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Venue:
@
Barth Hall
Dan Zak, Washington Post reporter and author of "Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age" will speak about a trio of peace activists who infiltrated the "Fort Knox of Uranium" in 2012 to protest the existence of nuclear weapons. Their arrest, trial, imprisonment, and release is a moral thriller. They drew attention to the costly military-industrial complex that stockpiles deadly nukes. Zak asks, "What if they had been terrorists?" Why do the U.S. and Russia still have enough nuclear weaponry to destroy planet earth many times over?" So, how can we counter the greatest, immediate modern-day threat to humanity and the planet? 2mistnbc@gmail.com
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.
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