The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, in concert with MoveOn.org, have posted petitions seeking clemency for Muslim political prisoners who never committed a crime, yet are serving long sentences in jail due to FBI frame-ups. Each petition tells you about the case of the individual it supports. PLEASE click forward to READ and SIGN each of these petitions. Read More »
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On this longest day for those in the global North…
Talk with the Afghan Peace Volunteers about their BorderFree Community Center.
Share ideas directly about how together we can create a Green, Equal, and Nonviolent World.
5 – 8 pm : Kabul, Afghanistan
3:30 – 6:30 pm : Gaza, Palestine; Israel, Iraq
1:30 – 4:30 pm : UK
8:30 – 11:30 am : Eastern time US
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Send Love and Greetings to Our Brothers and Sisters Unjustly Imprisoned in the United States
When: June 1, 2016 at 1pm
Where: Your Home
WRITE A LETTER OR SEND A POST CARD
Are you ready to join in this blessed season and bring joy to our brothers and sisters this Ramadan?
Prisoners of many faiths including Muslims have been targeted in the US and imprisoned today because of their beliefs and associations.
Write a short note or send a post card to tell someone you care, to tell them that they matter, and that they are not forgotten. Let them know they will always be part of our Community and that they are in our prayers. It’s an easy process that takes only a few minutes, but would mean so much to our brothers and sisters in prisons and their loved ones.
Sometimes it’s just a letter from the community that can make a lot of difference inside the four walls of prison cells. The letter from someone who cares can be a charity or Sadaqa for our Muslim prisoners, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, requiring only a few minutes. Even just one message and du’aa (prayers) can make all the difference for a brother or a sister isolated from his or her beloved family and community.
The month of Ramadan is the month of gaining blessings. The smart trader is the one who makes the most of special occasions to increase his or her rewards. So make the most of this month by writing a simple caring letter or sending a post card to a Muslim brother or sister in prison.
There is more information on their Facebook Event Page:
Contact us addresses of Muslims in prisons, writing tips and sample letters. moc.l1506061036iamg@1506061036afihs1506061036rofec1506061036itsuj1506061036
Contact us to receive addresses of prisoners and instruction to send letters to prisoners: moc.l1506061036iamg@1506061036afihs1506061036rofec1506061036itsuj1506061036
Featured photo from ArT Resistance: Artwork of Muslim Prisoners
An Invitation to Discussion on The Islamic State: Responsibility and Response
Saturday May 21, Time TBD
@ John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York
The West’s wars in the Middle East and the rise of violent extremism present a serious threat to global peace and security. Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes are rippling through American Muslim communities with a force greater than in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. The American Muslim community is extremely concerned about 1) how war in the Middle East fuels terrorism; 2) the rise in Islamophobia; 3) how ISIS distorts Islamic doctrine; and 4) how Islamophobic rhetoric is being used by ISIS to recruit American Muslims.
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The Afghan Peace Volunteers will update us on their work. Doug and Jodi will call in from Guatamala.
The topic of this call is Earth Day and the things we can do to care for our environment. Education will be another focus of the discussion.
Skype or Livestream. Contact moc.o1506061036ohay@1506061036gnine1506061036tsiLf1506061036osyaD1506061036labol1506061036G1506061036 if you would like to participate as a speaker in the call (Skype).
In the Eastern Daylight timezone, the call begins at 8:30 AM. On the West Coast, it begins at 5:30 AM, in Kabul at 5:00 PM Skype in or monitor the Livestream feed wherever you are.
To participate, go to the Global Days of Listening Website
To learn more about the Afghan Peace Volunteers and their campaigns go to http://OurJourneyToSmile.com
What: WNY Peace Center’s Bissonette Evening for the Latin American Solidarity Committee;
Keynote: Kathy Kelly will speak on Solidarity Across War Zones
Where: Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Wick Center
When: Thursday, April 21. Social and refreshments 6:30pm; Speaker 7:30pm
Who: Kathy Kelly is an extraordinary person, with a worldwide following. Founder and coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Kathy has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize due to her courageous work building bridges between peoples of warring nations. Her talk will focus on lessons learned in Central and South America, the Middle East, and Central Asia, particularly through her recent involvement with the Afghan Peace Volunteers and their Street Children’s School. Read More »
The Fellowship of Reconciliation Presents
“The Muslims I Know”
A film by Mara Ahmed
Followed by Q&A with the Producer/Director
7:00 pm, Monday May 2nd
Irondequoit Public Library, Irondequoit Bay Room
1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617 (Enter Parking from King’s Highway)
Mara said, shortly before “The Muslims I Know” premiered at Dryden Theater, that she hoped the film would be: “an invitation to dialog”
In the film, Mara introduces you to her family and friends, and lets them tell you who they are in their own words.
This is: A Human Library Event
- Unity and Solidarity Peace Rally, with speakers and music.
- Our message is Unity, Solidarity, and Peace. Our theme is the same as the (national) group name Stand Together Against Racism & Islamophobia (STARI)-Buffalo. We stand for justice, peace, and love, and against fear-, hate-, and war-mongering.
When and Where: 5:30pm on Monday, April 18, at or near Canalside.
Convened by the WNY Peace Center, with cosponsoring community leaders such as Rev. George Nicholas of Concerned Clergy of WNY; Dr. Stan Bratton of the Network of Religious Communities; and various groups, including Young Black Democrats, Muslim Public Affair Council, Riverside-Salem UCC/DC, the Interfaith Peace Network, and many others. We’re very excited to welcome many Facebook groups as partners as well:
- Never Trump Buffalo Peace Rally
- Peaceful Protest of Trump
- Buffalo Against Bigotry
All are welcome.
Contact: Victoria Ross (716) 931-3520
On March 21 Global Days of Listening will celebrate the Afghan New Year( Nowruz ), with a discussion involving the Afghan Peace Volunteers, friends in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza, and YOU, if you choose to tune in. Nowruz, the New Year, is celebrated in Afghanistan (as well as Iran and Kurdistan) on March 21 every year. In these cultures, the New Year is is a celebration of life that takes place on the Spring Equinox.
Global Days of Listening are a series of livestreamed international conversations over Skype between people in the United States and the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV) in Kabul. Afghanistan. Others from around the world join the conversation. Every call is unique with participants from around the US and around the world. The calls take place on the 21st of each month, and you can check the time and the schedule of speakers on the Global Days of Listening Website.
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THE 8TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY FOR JOBS, PEACE & JUSTICE
April 23, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond VA
The VPA is an annual gathering of people from many communities across Virginia who are engaged in a broad range of struggles. We are union members, community activists, ex-prisoners and prisoner advocates, immigrants, students, youth, elders, women, antiwar organizers, veterans, members of Black Lives Matter, members of the LGBTQ community, the physically and mentally disabled, environmentalists and more.