It looks like we are destined to try some new things for our peace party this year, which is good practice for making peace in the world! Some time ago, we set the theme, “Peace Like a River” because rivers flow past obstacles much like what we must do to create peace. Our theme also honors the precious resource we have in the world’s waters. We invite you to celebrate our rivers and this amazing community of peace-builders you are a part of. Come to the Peace Party on our new date and time, Sunday, October 11, 3-7 pm in Caras Park.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21st of September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Continue reading
September 11, 2001 began in tragedy and spurred the longest war of our history and a tragic increase in ethnic discrimination and hatred. America will soon have a generation raised entirely during wartime with no end in sight. Continue reading
We are looking for Missoula peacemakers. Who do you know who walks the walk daily; who bravely addresses conflict; who makes justice for all central to everything they do; who is not afraid to stir the waters a little — or a lot; who is brave enough to speak the truth; who teaches us to be better; who inspires you? Continue reading
We are now approaching more than one mass shooting a day — 247 people have been shot in this country in the last 238 days — some make the news, many more do not. Among the many emotions is the question “why” and the cry for something that will stop the tragedy. Continue reading
Shopping Fair Trade is one of the most powerful ways we can have an impact on people across the world. Your fair trade purchases provide people in impoverished communities a bigger share of the price you pay so they can live with more dignity and ease. It also sends a message to stores and corporations that says fairness and justice matter. Continue reading