Sunday, September 20, 2015


2015 Benedictines for Peace Speaker
                    MEDEA BENJAMIN
will speak at
      Mount Saint Benedict Monastery

DIPLOMACY WORKS: Iran nuclear deal and new opportunities for resolving conflicts nonviolently

            Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7 p.m.
       Medea is the co-founder of both CODEPINK and the inter- national human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years and is described as “one of America’s most committed—and most effective— fighters for human rights.”
     Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, Medea has been working to promote a U.S. foreign policy that would respect human rights and gain us allies instead of contributing to violence and undermining our international reputation.

Medea is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.

Medea will be available for discussion after the presentation.
        
BENEDICTINES FOR PEACE ERIE, PA
FREE WILL OFFERING WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

On the Move

Benedictines for Peace will host a community event on Saturday, September 26, from 1 – 3 p.m., in Griswold Plaza (14th and Peach Streets). The goal of this event is to celebrate the reality that, together, we can create a more nonviolent, sustainable world for current and future generations.
The theme of the celebration is On the Move …. Participants may either go directly to Griswold Plaza at 1 pm or they may join one of four feeder marches that will eventually converge at Griswold for a program of music and speakers. All feeder marches will start at 1 pm and walkers are asked...

NONVIOLENCE IN ACTION Griswold Plaza Sept. 26 2015 1pm -3pm


In conjunction with Pace e Bene’s 
Campaign Nonviolence
Saturday, September 26, 2015 1 - 3 p.m.
Griswold Plaza (14th and Peach, Erie, PA) In case of rain, activities will move
inside the Brewerie Restaurant


MASTER OF CEREMONIES Gary Horton
Come and join us!
March (optional), learn and listen — work for a better future! Bring signs, noisemakers and your enthusiasm to demonstrate NONVIOLENCE IN ACTION
across from Griswold Plaza.
Groups will march from 4 different sites at 1 p.m.

North
Climate Change Actions...
converging at Griswold Plaza for a program of music and         speakers.


IMPACTS OF POLLUTION ON CHILDREN’S HEALTH Gretchen Dahlkemper
SOLAR AND JOBS Steve Porter
OIL TRAINS THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY Sam Miller
558 West 6th St., corner of 6th and Cherry

West
Peace...
Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network Office, 425 West 18th St.

East
Violence in the City...
Violence to the Earth
Neighborhood Art House, East 10th and Holland

South
Environmental Safety
and Public Health
Mercyhurst University, East 38th St., Main Gate, at the Mary Garden

In conjunction with Campaign Nonviolence, paceebene.org

Organized by Erie Benedictines for Peace
Contact Janice at jetchison
17@gmail.com
–or– Call 814-459-9224 

Friday, July 31, 2015

vigil for murder victim

http://www.goerie.com/prayer-vigil-held-for-erie-homicide-victim

Justin Wiley was remembered Thursday as a sensational athlete and loving father who light up a room with his smile and witty sense of humor.....

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Let's defend our public treasures: America's National Parks

http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/parks#.VbFSiehViko

...Noting that millions of US acres are tied up in public parks, forests, seashores, wilderness areas...a baffled Romney exclaimed: "I don't know why the government owns so much of this land--what's the purpose.



Three good reasons are given in the HIGHTOWER LOWDOWN