Posts filed under: Peace & Nonviolence

Over the years, I have been a part of many different activist communities and fought for social justice in various ways throughout my professional and personal life. I was raised......
A couple years ago I was in a hotel room in Boston, buying myself some time, flipping through television channels before attending a dinner later that evening. I ended up......
“What is our role in shaping a just peace for Palestine and Israel, the Middle East, and the world at large?” On Sunday, January 5 at 11:30am, Earlham College senior,......
By Judith Yarnall, PJC Board member Nelson Mandela’s life ended last week, but his power to inspire others, as a leader who never wavered in his dedication to racial justice......
Watch this short video of a group of PJC staff, interns and volunteers performing on Church Street to encourage people to learn more about Guantanamo Bay and the human rights......
First, I want to thank the Peace & Justice Center for asking me to speak tonight. This is like a memorial service for those who died in the atomic bombings......
What’s the point of enlisting nowadays? Everyone has a reason for joining the army whether it be following one’s family’s footsteps, lacking guidance, having a sense of purpose to protect......
What’s the point of enlisting nowadays? Everyone has a reason for joining the army whether it be following one’s family’s footsteps, lacking guidance, having a sense of purpose to protect......
  Tuesday, October 29th, 6-8pm: Recruiting for Peace Training at the Peace & Justice Center, 60 Lake St., Burlington. The Peace & Justice Center is hosting a training for community......
WHEN:  September 6th-8th WHERE: The Volunteers for Peace Office, 7 Kilburn St, suite 316, Burlington — during the South End Art Hop! WHAT: The PJC paired with local Burlington artists......
Ebony Nyoni from Vermont Change Committee is leading the efforts to bring a bus from Burlington to D.C. for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The Peace &......
Peace & Popcorn is a casual series of films from the PJC’s video library, chosen by night-of participants on the first Tuesday of every month. Good films and good company.......
Do you or your organization have a great idea for a peace-building project that just needs a little money to get off the ground? If so, the Sisters of Mercy......
Managing International Conflict in a Transformed World: The Work of the U.S. Institute of Peace Friday, 17 May 2013      11 AM Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth......
Ed Everts, lifelong peace and justice activist, died this past Friday, May 10, 2013, a month short of his 94th birthday. In September 2007, Serena Chaudhry, then PJC Executive Director,......
In February the Peace & Justice Center was honored to host Dr. John Reuwer who presented his three-part Peace is Possible workshop series. For the last 30 years, Dr. Reuwer......
Like all Americans committed to the creation of a more just and peaceful world, we at the Peace & Justice Center are saddened and appalled by the tragedy at Sandy......
Last week at our fair trade event for children we learned about the fair trade ingredients that are in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and what countries they were grown......
by Burlington Vermont Friends Meeting As members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) we join with other Vermonters in opposing the stationing of a fleet of F-35s at Burlington......
Written by Tavish MacLeod On the night of April 20 2012, residents of Burlington witnessed the spread of the now famous Kony 2012 posters throughout Church Street and all over......
Written by Paul Fleckenstein When several hundred people turned out to Air Force’s draft environmental impact statement (EIS) hearing on basing the new F-35 bomber at Burlington’s airport, things didn’t......
The Green Mountain Film Festival will take Place March 16-25 in Montpelier, and once again the Peace & Justice Center has signed on as a “community Partner” for several programs,......
Occupy Burlington will be meeting at the fountain in Burlington City Hall Park at 4:30pm Wednesday, November 2, and then marching to the Bailey Howe Library at UVM.  The Occupy......
St. Michael’s College Professor, Bob Brenneman, shares his experience participating in the Occupy Vermont protest on October 9th in Burlington’s City Hall Park with his wife and children.  He also......
For me the morning of September 11, 2001 began at the home of a friend and colleague in Cambridge, MA. When the planes struck the World Trade Center and the......
“Like earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural calamities, the experience of Hiroshima should be etched into human memory: it was even more dramatic a catastrophe than those natural disasters precisely because......
Tim DeChristopher, the nonviolent climate activist who was found guilty of two federal felonies for disrupting an oil and gas lease auction, has been sentenced to two years in federal......
The recent disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has brought to light the dangers of using nuclear energy.  Many environmental and social activists are reconsidering the use of nuclear......
The Peace and Justice Center believes that Vermonters deserve honest partners as energy suppliers, safe energy production, and rigorous oversight of energy corporations. Entergy Corporation has failed to meet these......
Make sure to join us in a discussion with Guatemala Solidarity Project co-founder Palmer Legare at 7:00 pm this Wednesday, June 15th, at the Peace & Justice Center. Hundreds of......
Because the Peace & Justice Center is a partner of the National Peace Academy (NPA), we’re excited to share information with you about the upcoming National Peace Academy’s 2nd annual......
Mel Duncan, the co-founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce will speak Friday night, May 6, at the Burlington Friends Meeting House, 173 North Prospect in Burlington. (Potluck at 6, talk at......
Noticing a lack of democracy in today’s society? Feeling politically demoralized? You’re not alone. Polls show that the majority of Americans opposed the recent US wars and Wall Street bailouts......
Each year, April 22nd marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin in the......
Vermont is a small, yet powerful state. A new and growing group of concerned and committed Vermonters – Climate Action Now - have taken an active role in addressing the climate crisis. They aim to...
We have recently received an e-mail alert from our friend and non-violent activist Palmer Legare (from Marshfield, VT) who has been working with indigenous communities in Guatemala for several years.......
Sept 7, Tuesday, 6pm at Battery Park. Join everyone who’s totally new or knee-deep in Burlington’s green/clean/bicyclist/energy/foodie/student/entrepreneur/social justice/artist/refugee community for an awesome picnic!  Meet the many different people & groups......
The Peace & Justice Center and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring the two founding mothers of the PJC: Wendy Coe and......
Peace & Justice Center proud to host a special screening of the documentary about the life of Howard Zinn, “You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train” by Vermont Filmmaker......
On Saturday March 20th from 1-4pm at Contois Auditorium at Burlington City Hall a broad coalition of organization will host forum titled “War Without End in the Obama Era: Understanding......
“The Peace & Justice Center opposed the War in Afghanistan in 2001 and continues to oppose the war today,” PJC Executive Director Nancy Lynch told the Times Argus last week.......