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Heat doesn’t wilt antiwar vigil

John Walters and Nathaniel Batchelder demonstrate for peace on June 17, 2011. Wando Jo Stapleton and Rena Guay also attended.

On Friday, June 17, the weather station in Norman recorded a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, but four peace activists nonetheless made their vigil against the war on the corner of SW 59th and Western. It was part of a regular third Friday peace vigil co-sponsored by The Peace [...] Continue reading Heat doesn’t wilt antiwar vigil

Peace Muscle

Oklahoma Peace Strategy Newspaper, May 2007

A blizzard of activities for social justice and peace in recent months, both locally and nationally, reflect growing passion among citizens to end and reverse the US occupation of Iraq – but more – to return to the truly American values of democracy, peace, and justice for all. It has been a dizzying and exhilarating time. Let’s hope this energy builds and expands!

Once [...] Continue reading Peace Muscle

We Walked for Peace

Sleet and cold did not stop 300 stalwart activists from showing up Sunday afternoon to listen to words from community leaders and walk together encircling the Murrah National Memorial.

Live music by Mary Reynolds, Louise Goldberg and James Collins warmed hearts before a welcoming by MC Nathaniel Batchelder. Episcopal Bishop Shannon Mallory spoke to humanity’s calling as people of faith to serve “the least of these” whether they be [...] Continue reading We Walked for Peace