Missoula Gives

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Dear friends,missoula gives-savethedate peace bee _1_

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

Thanks!

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Dear friends,s&f

This week is volunteer recognition week and we are so happy to say thank you to
everyone who keeps us going. It is also a great opportunity for me to tell you
about a 12 year dream of mine that volunteers have made happen. JRPC Library
Catalog now Online! Go to the jrpc.org website and click on the Library menu
item to check out our one-of-a-kind resources and to use the catalog. Continue reading

What Will It Take?

Dear all,Iheartfairtrade

Last week Betsy wrote on Fair Trade and its importance in our world currently. Either of us can give you countless and compelling reasons to support your only local Fair Trade shop, but I need to know what will get you, our valued JRPC and community members, in the door. What would it take to have you shop around once a month? Continue reading

Fair Trade Works

Dear friends,feminist

Yesterday we celebrated International Women’s Day by wearing red and in many places striking or rallying to show the important role women play in our world. It’s about fairness and equality — worthy visions in a world where our government proposes to cut money for social programs in preference for military budgets and supporting the corporate model of profit over people. One of the programs we support here at JRPC is Fair Trade because it is the antithesis to the corporate model. It builds up communities rather than destroying them. Continue reading

Thankful!

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

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – a perfect time for me to say thank you for the contributions of time, money and ideas you make each year to keep us going strong.  However you choose to spend the day, let us all remember those among us who are Continue reading