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For God and Country – How Christians are Addressing Christian Nationalism and its Role in Divisions & Polarization in the U.S.

   For God and Country – How Christians are Addressing Christian Nationalism and its Role in Divisions & Polarization in the United States We hosted a webinar with our friends at Alliance for Peacebuilding on Preventing and Reducing Conflict and Instability in the U.S., and our own President, Martin Brooks, joined peacemakers Brian Zahnd, David Gushee, and Christy Vines to talk […]

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How a Black Blues Musician Got KKK Members To Quit

Saturday, July 10, 2021 2:00 PM  4:00 PM  Pace e Bene Online Workshop Google Calendar  ICS Connecting Across Divides Movie Night III: How a Black Blues Musician Got KKK Members To Quit 2-hour Webinar on ZoomWhen: Saturday July 10, 2-4 pm PSTObjective: “How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?” With this provocative question, […]

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Disarming Conversations, Connecting Across Divides

We live in a world deeply divided, where tribalism and polarization widen the gaps between us. This division, often seen on a national scale, is every bit as present on a local one: affecting our communities, neighborhoods, and even our families. How can we begin to heal those divides and reconnect, even with those whose […]

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Beatitudes Peace Seminar Series

Dear Friends, Blessings of peace to you! Wow, what an amazing lineup of speakers and programs we now have at the “Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.” I hope you will join us! Here are our great plans for 2021. Register at www.beatitudescenter.org. Also, please consider making a donation to help us with this new […]

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To Right Every Wrong Launch

Please join us for the launch of my latest book To Right Every Wrong, Wednesday 24 March 2021 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / ZOOM Online Register until 24 March 2021 4:00 PM This event commences instore and online at 6.30pm (AEST)   You can join us for the […]

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Pathways To Peace Workshops

Just Peace Queensland.   justpeaceqld.org.au PO Box 573 Coorparoo, QLD, 4151

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Jan. 1, 2021: Starting the Year of Living Nonviolently

John Dear says we will reflect on where nonviolence challenges us; set concrete goals to make this a new year of nonviolence for ourselves and others; and outline steps to dig deeper in our practice of contemplative nonviolence in our day to day life and work. We will concentrate on nonviolence toward the creatures and […]

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The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.

A letter from my priest friend peace activist John Dear.   Dear Friends,   I’m excited to announce that today I’m launching a new non-profit organization called “The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus.”     As many of you know, I felt called nearly forty years ago while visiting the Chapel of the Beatitudes and the […]

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Global Online Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima

75th Anniversary Hiroshima Day One-Hour Online Commemoration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons  AUGUST 6, 2020, 8 P.M. EST/ 5 P.M. PST Hosted by the New Mexico 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Committee and Pace e Bene Learn more at: HiroshimaDay75.CampaignNonviolence.org For the last three and a half years, the New Mexico 75th anniversary Committee, with Pace e […]

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“2040 – Join the Regeneration”.

If you can’t talk about dealing with climate change when the country is burning, when can you? The time to talk about it is NOW. The Network of Spiritual Progressives Australia with Queensland branch of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is organising a public screening of D. Gameu’s acclaimed brilliant documentary “2040-Join the […]

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Delegations to Iraqi Kurdistan

Come and learn about our partners’ struggle for freedom, for respect for their rights, and for peaceful co-existence between the diverse peoples and communities of Iraqi Kurdistan. Meet human rights defenders, activists for rights of women and minorities, farmers and shepherds who nonviolently resist cross-border bombardments, people displaced by war, and youth dedicated to building […]

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Mental Health Pastoral Care Training Day

A cross-denominational committee of Chaplains and Pastoral Carers has organised a “Mental Health Pastoral Care” training day, and this years event is on Thursday 18th July, in Brisbane. We have been facilitating this training day for about 15 years – it is a fantastic opportunity to network, listen and learn about topics related to Pastoral […]

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