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“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” ~Malala Yousafzai

Dear friends,
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, who we will honor this next Monday talked often about MLKbuilding beloved community, where everyone matters and truly cares about and works for the welfare of all. Thanks to the courage of many indigenous women, we are learning about an epidemic that must be addressed in our communities so we can move the needle a little closer to “beloved”. Native American women and girls around the country are disappearing and being murdered at an alarming rate — 5,712 reports in 2016, which begs the question — “how many remain un-reported?” Even more Continue reading

Thank you

To you — the members, supporters and volunteers of the Peace Center,

As we end 2018 and celebrate our winter holidays, it is a perfect time for me to say mailthank you for the contributions of time, money and ideas you make each year to keep us going strong.  There is much work for peacemakers – in our world, in our community, and I suspect, even at our own tables, so I am grateful that you have chosen to be part of our “peace community”.

To put our thank you in other terms — come and shop our best sale of the year! 50% off our entire store for members and 35% entire store for non-members. And, it’s never too late to become a member to unlock more savings and also to be a beacon of peace in the New Year by being more involved in JRPC events and programs!

Also, our entire clearance section is 75% off for everyone!

With our love and thanks,
Betsy and Jenny

Actions Inspire!

“Action is the antidote to despair.” ~Joan Baez

Dear friends,
How often do we see a story or read about an issue and feel powerless in the face of it. And yet, there are examples all around us of folks who found their voices and theirPeaceInSnow muscles in the face of what seemed insurmountable. We recently became aware of a couple of local efforts that deserve to be recognized. Rosa delDuca grew up in Missoula before joining the Army National Guard a year before 9/11. As the war in Iraq unfolded, she grew increasingly disturbed about her role in the military and ended up fighting for a discharge as a conscientious objector. Continue reading

Become an Ethical Consumer

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Dear Friends,
The holidays are fast approaching and each year, we are challenged to shop in waysjrpcwindow that reflect our values and support our world in positive ways. JRPC’s Olive Branch offers you a way to do just that — to support our work as well as the many farms, cooperatives and people around the world who rely on the fair trade market here to buy their goods so they can make a better life for themselves, their families and their communities. Continue reading

With Gratitude

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” -Maya Angelou

Dear friends,
Thank you for being part of our story at JRPC. Thanks to the many donors who thankyousupported our peace party and to all the folks who came and celebrated with us. Just in case you didn’t make it and want to be part of our great tradition of dining together, check out the dinners that are left over from the live auction. Call us at 543-3955 to reserve your spot. Or we appreciate donations to help cover the cost of a new website — We still have $3000 to raise!…With our deepest gratitude, Betsy

Traditional Saudi Dinner on Saturday, November 3, 2018 cooked by Hanan Alomar at the home of Charlotte Kasl…3 plates left @ $70 ea

Delicious Portugese Dinner and Musical Soiree with Charlotte Kasl on Sunday, January 12, 2019…2 plates left @ $80 ea

Authentic Indian Dinner by Srini Mondava (the last dinner at the Dague’s Elison Ln home!) on Saturday, February 23, 2019…2 plates left @ $150 ea

le Tour de France with Suzzette Dussault on Saturday, June 29, 2019…3 plates left @ $70 ea

An International Food Journey for Local Connoisseurs by Udo and Nancy fluck on Saturday, August 3, 2019…3 plates left @ $180 ea