Celebrate Armistice Day – Wage Peace with Renewed Energy!
by Gerry Condon
November 11 is Armistice Day, marking the 1918 armistice that ended the First World War, on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” Horrified by the industrial slaughter of millions of soldiers and civilians, the people of the U.S. and the world initiated campaigns to outlaw war once and for all. In 1928 the U.S. Secretary of State and the French Foreign Minister were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for co-sponsoring the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which declared war-making illegal and called upon nations to settle their differences by peaceful means. The United Nations Charter, signed by many nations in 1945 after the end of World War II, included similar language, “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind…”
Tragically, however, the last century has been marked by war after war, and growing militarism…MORE
Sundays, 1 to 4PM come to Prison Books Collective that has sent free books to people on the inside in North Carolina and Alabama, and magazines around the country, since 2006., 4312 Etta Rd, Durham. Directions and information: http://prisonbooks.info/get-involved/volunteer/ Contact: email@example.com.
Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30 pm – Tuesdays with Tillis, members gather each week and rally outside Senator Tillis’s office in Raleigh (310 New Bern Ave)to highlight issues and demonstrate to call attention to vital priorities too often overlooked by the press or elected officials.
First Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm – Peace Vigil, 300 Fayetteville Street, on the first Wednesday’s of every month folks gather to protest the costs of war and the military industrial complex. Signs provided.
Building a Culture of Peace. Uprooting the Causes of War.
We envision a world where all beings are free from the threat of war and oppression. We stand together as one human family to resolve conflicts peacefully in all our endeavors and support human rights for all.
Our mission is to abolish war, particularly as an instrument of U.S. policy, and to build a culture of peace through personal responsibility and witness, education, and promotion of human needs over militarism.