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Urge Congress to pass the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act
The Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act (H.R. 1976 in the U.S. House of Representatives) would “provide for nuclear weapons abolition and economic conversion … while ensuring environmental restoration and clean-energy conversion.”
Let your representative know you want them to support it:
JOIN US AT PEACE HOUSE FOR: 2016 WILPF Nuclear Free Future Tour
You might not immediately associate quilts and gun violence, but when you sit across from Cathy DeForest, an Ashland artist who created the “Vision Quilt,” it seems obvious: “It’s about comfort, nurturing, home. People are offering gifts to each other,” she says in a sunny upstairs room at Sew Creative on East Main Street in Ashland.
The Vision Quilt is a lesson in contrast and an offer of warmth to soothe the psyche of all Americans wounded by gun violence whether directly or indirectly. It is a collection of individual panels urging an end to gun deaths and created by individuals from around the nation.
DeForest wants to change the tone of the conversation from fear and judgment to a positive expression of a willingness to solve the tragedy of more than 30,000 gun deaths in the U.S. annually (33,636 in 2013), according to the latest numbers available from the Centers for Disease Control. Continue reading article on Peace House website….
We’ve had two major program successes this past year
On September 21, when the world celebrates the UN’s annual International Day of Peace, Ashland launched its new Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC). Instituting this broadly representative body to move peace-building from the periphery to the center of the city was the main goal of the Culture of Peace Initiative-Ashland, formed and nourished by Peace House for three years. Having achieved its objective, the Initiative has ended. Peace house hopes that every Ashland resident will look to, and work with, the ACPC in the years to come to make sure that the city is characterized by mutually caring and respectful relations.
IDP-ACPC Program and Fair Participants (click for PDF).
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