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.
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
Happy Spring to all you JRPC members from Romy and Suzy, new (and old!) co-managers of your (and our) Fair Trade Store!
We have been working very hard to help make the store your favorite place to buy gifts…both for yourselves and for others. Continue reading
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 email@example.com. 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!
Here is a list of the scheduled fold-ins: Continue reading
On June 13, we will put on our very first peace conference, Rising From The Ashes: How Do We Create Peace From Chaos, Confusion and Conflict? It is a dream realized for us to bring folks from our community together to reflect on and dialogue about his most important question.