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April 19, 2018

Double Your Impact for Peace!

This year, a handful of our generous members came together to offer to match any donations given to our Missoula Gives campaign dollar for dollar up to $1,500 for gifts missoula gives-savethedate peace bee _1_given EARLY. Missoula Gives is on May 3rd and 4th this year and there are tons of incentives to give during those specific dates. However, we can start receiving Missoula Gives donations TODAY to get a head start on our fundraising goal of $5,000. Giving your Missoula Gives donation to JRPC from now until May 3rd means your gift will be doubled, or matched, by some of our incredible members!

If you would like to help us by giving a donation that allows you to double your impact – please click “Donate” on our Missoula Gives page today!

As we head into a new fiscal year starting in July, your extra support will help us to achieve some of our most important yet, that you have helped us to identify over the years. We are creating a peace building toolkit, which includes programming for youth and adults to build skills in active listening, being comfortable with conflict and non-violent communication by offering hands-on training and workshops open to all throughout the year.

Additionally, because of the times in which we live, we will be investing in new technologies for the Center that allow us to organize, communicate and take action more quickly as a community to respond to current issues that our members and the Missoula community believe is important to maintain peace and justice in our city, state, nationally and internationally.

YOU ARE INVITED….Do you want to talk to us in person about the year ahead for the Center? We want to thank you in person for all that you make happen here and hear more from you about your ideas for the future. Join us for a member reception on May 4th from 5-8pm on First Friday, dedicated to celebrating our Missoula Gives campaign and saying thank you to all of you! Wine, beer, local and fair trade goodies will be served.

We hope to see you there…Betsy and Jenny

Wanted: Peace on Earth

March 22, 2018

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Our world is so full of stories of tragedy and turmoil — tales of people living in war torn areas, families grieving the loss of a loved one to violence, victims of crime, corruption and climate disasters and more. I know that those are not the only stories in the world. There ARE people all over the world doing good and healing the planet and the people on it. Continue reading

Missoula Gives

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Harriet Tubman said, you “gotta look past everything you know and believe in something better.” That’s what we do at JRPC. 47 years ago today, 4 students were gunned down by our national guard as they joined thousands around the country protesting the escalation of war in their name. All these years later, we keep the idea of peace alive because we know that war is not the answer. It drains our economies, pollutes our planet, and destroys lives. If war is not the answer, what is? Continue reading