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Brew not Bullets! Starbucks Boycott
Launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, we will not stop until Starbucks bans guns from their stores and are an aggressive advocate for sane gun laws.
Research Delegation to Venezuela
Stronger Together: A look at agriculture, economic systems and reform in Venezuela
USSF Joint Struggle Delegation to the World Social Forum Free Palestine
Social movements will gather in Brazil in November 2012 to organize for a free Palestine, a struggle at the heart of the movement for global justice.
May 8, 2013, 6:08pm FOR
Nonviolent social change is needed now more than ever. Yet we know that nonviolent social change movements aren’t spontaneous. They require midwives and mentors, and preparation of strong spirits, strong skills and solidarity.Historians...
Apr 10, 2013, 4:49pm Leila Zand
Each community sets up a series of meetings to present the idea of a peacewalk. It is important that interfaith groups begin meetings at a place where Muslims feel comfortable.  All meetings should have a period of sharing on specific topics....
Apr 10, 2013, 4:44pm Leila Zand
Preparing for Pilgrimage involves dialogue of equal status contact Rabbi Lynn GottliebPlanning for an interfaith peacewalk brings parties into dialogue. Interfaith dialogue and reconciliation involves cultivating sensitivity to the inequities...
Apr 10, 2013, 4:40pm Leila Zand
Dialogue of Speech and Action: Meaningful Engagement Leads to Inner Transformation and Tikkun Olum. I heard this story from an Israeli Jewish man at a Unitarian Universalist Conference. “Two students of Torah arise in the chill of...
Apr 10, 2013, 4:38pm Leila Zand
Dialogue  Rabia Terri HarrisQur’anic Arabic presents us with two different concepts of knowing: `alima and `arifa. (Arabic, like Hebrew, builds many sets of related words from roots.) Words derived from `alima direct our attention to...
Apr 10, 2013, 4:36pm Leila Zand
Apr 10, 2013, 4:33pm Leila Zand
Solidarity with the Jewish Community by Rabbi Lynn GottliebWhat does solidarity for Jewish people look like today? Jewish people are an ancient and ongoing community. We no longer speak biblical Hebrew, but we have carried the language of...
Apr 10, 2013, 4:31pm Leila Zand
Solidarity with the Muslim Community: Rabia Terri HarrisThe history of the Muslims in a nutshell In the seventh century, in Mecca, the earliest Muslims formed a tiny, unified, persecuted minority. Later, in Medina, they became a...
Apr 10, 2013, 4:24pm Leila Zand
Apr 10, 2013, 4:09pm Leila Zand
Solidarity: Shared Roads, Common Destinations, horizons not borders by Reginaldo BraggaThose of us who like history will remember the connections of solidarity with the French revolution and the notion of shared values and principles among a...