PRIDE and Peace


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The PRIDE Celebration is here and this Saturday, we will walk together in a parade to celebrate our vision of a world without discrimination. I can imagine Jeannette Rankin’s feisty spirit will be there marching still for justice. All across the country change is happening for same-sex marriage and gay rights, like the anticipated Supreme court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, but the struggle is far from won.

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Happy Birthday Jeannette!


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Happy Birthday Jeannette! Today in 1880, Jeannette Rankin, our hero and namesake, was born, so it is the perfect time to celebrate our connection together as a community of folks working together in her footsteps in a variety of ways to make the world more peaceful, just and sustainable. Each June for the last few years, we have designated June as membership month in honor of this connection. Continue reading

Help Nepal


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This week we unpacked a shipment  from Nepal. As we saw the pictures of the women who had sewn, knitted and felted the items that arrived, we realized how quickly the world can change and how connected we are to those women and their grief. Continue reading

Fold-ins commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing

Origami peace cranes commemorate Second World War bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Origami peace cranes commemorate Second World War bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

JRPC is sponsoring a number of “fold-ins” to engage the Missoula community in folding origami peace cranes to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

If you are interested in coming to any of the “fold-ins” to help teach others, please send an email to Otherwise, you can just come and join in at any of them!

Or, fold cranes at home and get them to the Peace Center no later than July 31!

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