Keep the Peace: January Update

As of the week of January 21st, the Keep the Peace working group has made progress on several agenda items for this year including:

  1. A letter campaign to our U.S. Representatives to advocate an end to U.S. support of the War on Yemen

  2. The creation of a “Policy Promotion Agenda” on gun violence and peace issues

  3. The formulation of a “How to Advocate” checklist as a resource for those who want to be advocates for peace

  4. Establishment of a relationship with sister organization, ‘Americans Against Gun Violence’

  5. Confirmed participants in an Interfaith Action Response Team to respond to hate crime incidents in Southwest Michigan

It is amazing what working together can accomplish in such a short time!

Are you interested in keeping the peace and advocating for peace locally, nationally, and internationally? Here are two ways you can join in this work:

  1. Get involved with the Keep the Peace working group. Visit our “Ways to Help” page and send us a message so we can get you connected with our working group director.

  2. April 2019 will mark twenty years since the tragic mass school shooting in Columbine. Bishops Against Gun Violence will be hosting a Peace Pilgrimage on Gun Violence Prevents the weekend of April 26-28, 2019 in Denver, CO. Registration for the event is $75 (not including lodging and travel). Save this date, if you would like to participate in this weekend to remember the lives lost and renew your commitment against gun violence. More registration information to come!

Until next time, keep the peace.

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