Thursday, November 17, 2005

This has been a very active two years serving as the spokesperson for the Citizens for Peace of the 11th District! I am so appreciative to everyone involved in moving all of us closer to peace!

  • Some of our activities include:
  • Participating and presenting a workshop at the Global Nonviolence Conference held at Cobo Hall in Detroit in April, 2005.
  • Publishing the Michigan Department of Peace Political Action Guide.
  • Providing four training courses in Communication: the Human Connection, based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg about nonviolent communication.
  • Offering two inner peace retreats.
  • Showing and discussing the films “Critical Mass”, “Peace X Peace”, and “Peace One Day”.
  • Publishing several op-ed pieces and numerous letters to the editors.
  • Tabling many events around the state to educate the public about peace and nonviolence.
  • Meeting with Congressmen and Senators.
  • Doing a power point presentation at the 2005 Michigan Department of Peace Conference.
  • Hosting the 60th Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 2005.
  • Speaking at the opening night of the War Requiem Fine Arts Exhibit at Madonna University.
  • Meeting with students and faculty of Madonna University all day on September 21, 2005 for the International Day of Peace.
  • Bringing the film “The Consciousness of The Christ” to Madonna University for their Peace and Justice Week in October, 2005.
  • Working on a library project that would bring peace books to the library, and organize a section on peace in the library.
  • Sponsoring the Human Rights Film Festival at Madonna University on Wednesday evenings in November, 2005.

The Citizens for Peace meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at Unity of Livonia, located on Five Mile east of Middlebelt. For more information, call Colleen Mills at 734-425-0079.
Interested in nuclear non-proliferation, elimination of the use of land mines? Lt. Gen Bob Gard, USA (Ret) talked about the subject Aug. 9 at Unity of Livonia. The event was hosted by the Citizens for Peace. Learn more about nuclear non-proliferation and land mines.
Here's a great podcast that will give you contemporary music and updates on the Department of Peace and Nonviolence. Check it out daily.