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16th Annual Walk for a New Spring

The monks and friends of New England Peace Pagoda wish to dedicate our 16th annual Walk for a New Spring to “Sanctuary Cities – Sanctuary World.” For 3 weeks we will walk in Massachusetts and for 1 week in Washington DC to show active solidarity with immigrants, to honor the many people, faith communities and […]

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10,000 Trees for Vietnam

10,000 Trees for Vietnam is an environmental justice project created in collaboration with the Vietnamese forester Phung Tuu Boi. Its purpose is to restore biodiversity to an area of central Vietnam that was heavily sprayed with herbicides, chief among them Agent Orange, during the American War in Vietnam. This project is a sequel to the Peace […]

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Leverett activist: Trump presidency calls for ‘shift of consciousness’

There’s also a need for “shifting our consciousness toward a full understanding of our interconnectedness and interdependence,” in what Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela of South Africa called ubuntu: “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. A person is a person through other people. Humanity is a quality we […]

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War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification

Israeli activist-author Jeff Halper is in the US to present his new book — War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification Northampton: Sunday, March 6, 3-4:30 pm at the Edwards Church Greenfield: Monday, March 7, 12:30-2pm, GCC Downtown Center – 270 Main Street, Greenfield Amherst College: Monday, March 7, 7:30pm, Amherst College, […]

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AFSC Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration will take place onMonday, January 18. It will feature a walking tour of Florence’s historically significant sites by Steve Strimer of the David Ruggles Center; followed by a children’s program at 10:30 a.m. at the Florence Community Center (140 Pine Street). AFSC’s Annual Convocation will be held […]

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Saturday, December 12 2 pm ​Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe ​​A Healing Ceremony for our Souls and for the World We will enter into the healing energies of our Lady of Guadalupe. ​All we have to do is a heart-call and she will make her way through walls, across water and under mountains […]

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The Draft

Date/Time Date(s) – 09/27/2015 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm Location Academy of Music Theatre Categories Theater “What the hell am I going to do?” The military draft during the U.S. war in Vietnam created an agonizing dilemma for millions of young Americans. And the choices they made changed their lives forever. The Draft, a new […]

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Pipeline Procession & Nonviolent Direct Action workshop: Sat Aug 29 Woolman Hill

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015 at WOOLMAN HILL We welcome any and all to participate in any part of the following event: PIPELINE PROCESSION with CHILDREN OF THE WILD 6:00 Procession 7:30-8:15pm Facilitated conversation Take part in a journey through the Wastelands of our own grief, darkness, and despair into the Wilds of imagination, hope, and […]

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In 1998, a group of walkers left the Peace Pagoda in Leverett MA on the  Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage. This 13-month journey passed through the eastern United States and continued to the Caribbean, Brazil, West Africa, and South Africa,  reversing the direction of the Middle Passage symbolically and geographically.  Along the way, participants […]

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