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Janet Chisholm: Radio Interview

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Former CCP executive director Janet Chisholm was featured in a radio interview by Len Ellis, peace activist and director of the Dallas Peace Center, in the series "Peace begins with ME."  The 30-minute interview, which aired on March 9, 2012, is available for streaming via the following link:
www.co-creatornetwork.com/guests/Chisholm_Janet/_biohtm

 

Elliott Adams on Hunger Strike

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Elliott Adams, former President, Veterans for Peace, and Creating a Culture of Peace board member, is in the fourth week of a hunger strike to close Guantanamo.

He plans to hold to his hunger strike until he feels enough Americans care enough to start a self-sustaining movement. "The government is afraid of losing votes," he said. 'If everyone in this country wanted the prison shut down, it would be, regardless of any law." As his strike continues, Adams said his progress will eventually be posted on closeguantanamo.org."

 

Veterans & CCP Spiritually-Grounded Training

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San Diego veterans in CCP training.A military wife and a peace activist--I was both at the same time!  My husband’s security clearance was threatened, yet he remained supportive. With other friends in the nuclear submarine service, we spent hours discussing the Vietnam War.  They wanted peace, like we did. My husband considered, but decided against, seeking sanctuary as a conscientious objector at the Episcopal convention; he was due to be discharged soon.  When he got out, he went to high schools, joined veterans’ and other peace groups, and marched. Together, we spoke to congregations; our largest and most attentive crowd was at the Navy submariners’ church. Over and over again, I discovered that military personnel were not necessarily pro-war and that they pondered the moral issues.  And I observed that the public held veterans as among the most credible voices in the peace movement.  These experiences convinced me to join Veterans for Peace (VFP) as an associate.
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Renew King's commitment to nonviolence at every level

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The Sun Chronicle, Tuesday, January 15, 2013: On Jan. 1, I began a 30-day fast to encourage our nation and leaders to embrace the values and commitment to nonviolence exemplified by the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I propose a National Day of Prayer and Reflection on individual and collective responsibility for violence; the appointment of a National Advisory Commission on the Causes of Violence in America; incorporating nonviolence education into elementary and secondary school curricula; a study on the history and causes of violence; and a commitment by faith communities to teach forgiveness and unconditional love.
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International Midwife to Nonviolent Change

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Nonviolent social movements require midwives.
They are NOT spontaneous events.

Many historians fail to portray the intense preparation and training which precede the dramatic and courageous actions of nonviolent social movements. Richard Deats, himself a peace activist and teacher, is an exception. His new book, Marked for Life (New City Press), describes the life and work of Hildegard Goss-Mayr, a midwife to people power movements across Africa, Europe, North American, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

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