Show solidarity with OKC’s Islamic community, Sunday morning Aug. 19th

Update (Sunday 8/19, 8:50 pm): With signs reading “Happy EID Celebration”,  “We Love Religious Diversity” and other messages of support, eight folks from different communities gathered at the American Islamic Association Mosque at 8:30 am, Sunday, to welcome Muslims arriving for the 9 a.m. Eid service signaling the end of Ramadan.  (This was the Mosque … Read more…

2012 Fall Peace Festival will be held Sunday November 11, 11 – 5

The Peace House and the Peace Education Institute will host the 2012 Fall Peace Festival on Sunday, November 11 from 11 to 5 pm. Mark your calendars for the season’s most popular event for peace and justice information and networking, handmade crafts, natural and Oklahoma grown food, music, dancing and fun! See our Festival Info … Read more…

Demonstration for “No War on Iran” Friday, August 3rd

Join us this Friday, August 3 for “Tell Congress: No War on Iran” Demonstration on the corner of NW Expressway & Penn Ave (intersection SW of Penn Square Mall). The event, organized by the Americans Against the Next War coalition* that recently placed billboards in the Metro area, will begin at 4pm and last until 6, but participants are encouraged to come for any amount of time in that period.

We will have shade tents, water, banners with the billboard art and placards for each corner and our inventory of Honk For Peace, etc, signage. Folks are needed to hold the banners.

Some of the News Media on the Billboards:

TV News video: AntiWar Billboards in OKC KAUT-TV, Freedom-43

CNN-iReport (a photo of the billboard and news story text)

*The Peace House is a member of the AANW coalition.

Here is the press release for this event. Feel free to share it.

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Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba

Our annual visit from Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba will take place on Thursday, July 12, with a dinner (optional) and talk by caravanista Lisa Valanti. Come celebrate the island nation with universal free health care, education, safe water, sanitation, electrification, and a national program for organic farming. Lisa Valenti has travelled to Cuba 25 … Read more…

VOICE Prayer Service in Oklahoma City for fair and compassionate immigration law

VOICE (Voices Organized in Civic Engagement) is holding an interfaith prayer service on Immigration at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1125 S. Walker (just south of the new I-40),Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The Supreme Court reversed parts of the Arizona immigration bill, but left in place the “show me your papers” aspect. During … Read more…

Oklahoma’s 25th Fall Peace Festival

Saturday, Nov. 12th, 10 am to 4 pm
Civic Center Music Hall – “Hall of Mirrors”
Admission Free

The 25th annual Peace Festival will be a holiday shopping bazaar, featuring tables of more than 50 social justice groups and local crafts vendors. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12th, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors, in downtown Oklahoma City (map). Admission is free.

“Live entertainment by local musicians and colorful fair trade goods on sale make this a popular event for supporters of human rights, social justice, environmental sustainability, and peace,” said Conna Wilkinson, Director of the Peace Education Institute, cosponsor of the event. All groups provide informative materials, in addition to crafts and goods for sale. Food items at many tables and refreshments will also be available for visitors.

Register for a table

A Children’s Activity Room will be supervised by adults during the event, Wilkinson said

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