Culture of Peace

Lines of Flight:  An Atomic Memoir

Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir

A Conversation with  Toronto-based activist Julie Salverson at Bank of Books, 748 E. Main Street, Ventura Saturday, March 25, 3:00 to 5:00 pm H0sted by Bartimaeus Coopertive Ministries When Julie Salverson discovers a link between Canada’s north and the atomic bombs that fell on Japan, she starts a ten-year journey that connects uranium, radiation, trauma […]

April Meeting:  Learning from Standing Rock

April Meeting: Learning from Standing Rock

Sunday, april 2 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  E.P. Foster Library,  Topping Room 651 E. Main Street Tim Nafziger and Tomás Morales Rebecchi will share their experiences and insights from visiting the Oceti Sakowin camp, where members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters are opposing the Dakota Access oil pipeline that threaten their […]

March Meeting: Creating World Peace

March Meeting: Creating World Peace

Sunday, march 5 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  E.P. Foster Library,  Topping Room   Sanderson Beck, peace activist and author, will discuss his book UNITING HUMANITY  by Spiritual Evolution & Democratic Revolution: Solutions to the Megacrisis of Climate, Poverty & War Loving people of the world unite: to abolish nuclear weapons and disarm weapons of war, […]

Climate Hub March 2017

March 9,  6:30 – 9:30 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura,  5654 Ralston Street The program for March 9 is in collaboration with the Environment Task Force of the new Justice for All Coalition. They will present a vision for three advocacy groups targeting local, state and federal environmental issues hoping people will choose one […]

February Meeting:  Non-Violent Communication

February Meeting: Non-Violent Communication

Sunday, February 5 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  E.P. Foster Library,  Topping Room 651 E. Main Street   Angry Conversations and Name-Calling About Politics Got You Down, or Guarded? Everywhere we go today we can hear, or read, or contribute to anger and/or name-calling about politics. Some keep their heads down and remain silent. Some jump […]

January Meeting:  Justice and Peace in an Interconnected World

January Meeting: Justice and Peace in an Interconnected World

Sunday, January 8, 2017 3-:00  to 5:00  p.m. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room Rosaline Costa will speak on  justice, peace and conflict resolution issues which have been her main work in Bangladesh for  30 years.  Early on, she was attracted to work on behalf of  women and child garment workers.  She helped form the first […]

March for Justice

March for Justice

  https://www.facebook.com/justiceforallventura/ You are invited to join a positive and peaceful demonstration of an inclusive America that reflects our diversity, values and constitutional equal rights.  On Saturday, January 21, the march will start at Plaza Park Ventura at 10AM, followed by a gathering with speakers, local groups and non-profit showcase, entertainment and more! Let’s march […]

December Season of Peace Meeting

December Season of Peace Meeting

A Common Word:  Facing the Future Together Sunday, Decembr 4, 2016 3-:00 5:00  p.m. E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room   Join Marianne Farina, CSC, Phd,  in an exploration of communication for collaboration, including a listening exercise adapted from Tich Nath Hahn’s deep listening practices. She will  focus on Islam and Christian projects for peace and […]

Amnesty International Write-a-thon 2016

Join Amnesty International Local Group #452 in a letter-writing marathon for human rights. Saturday, December 10, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. College United Methodist Church  4300 Telegraph Road, Ventura   Corner of Baylor Avenue (across from Ventura College) Every year around International Human Rights Day on December 10, hundreds of thousands of people around […]

The Treaty of Tlatelolco: Giving Thanks to Our Latin American Neighbors Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty of Tlatelolco: Giving Thanks to Our Latin American Neighbors Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Americans gathered around their Thanksgiving tables last week reflecting on what they were thankful for this past year. There was the potential for much angst after a year with significant division in our nation often emphasizing differences and talk of building walls to separate us from our neighbors. In contrast, at our table we gave […]