Upcoming Events

4:00 pm Nevada County Citizens Climate L...
Nevada County Citizens Climate L...
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Facebook page for the group is https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCounty.CCL    
7:00 pm Palestine-Israel Working Group o...
Palestine-Israel Working Group o...
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County meetings @ Nevada City | California | United States
The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG) advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join[...]
7:00 pm Fourth Friday Film Forum presents:
Fourth Friday Film Forum presents:
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fourth Friday Film Forum presents: @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
  The Wisdom to Survive:  Climate Change, Capitalism and Community   (56 min.) Climate change is here. Will we have the wisdom to survive?  The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of[...]
4:00 pm Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Nevada County Progressive Allian...
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Usual meeting time for the Nevada County Progressive Alliance falls on the 1st Mondays of the month.
9:30 am First Tuesday Democrats
First Tuesday Democrats
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
We host public service candidates and speakers on subjects of interest to Nevada County citizens. Our Dec 2 meeting will be the annual gift wrapping party for the homeless. For more information, visit: http://www.nevadacountydemocrats.com/.
1:30 pm Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Economic Liberty for Main Street...
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Economic Liberty for Main Street working group @ Tomes/Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters | Grass Valley | California | United States
Economic Liberty For Main Street, the Nevada County chapter of the Public Banking Institute, will meet  December 3rd instead of November 19th as a working group to implement a county charter and establish a public[...]
7:00 pm NC Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun...
NC Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun...
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome to this meeting of the Nevada County Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
8:30 am Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Nevada County Democratic Women’s...
Dec 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
The Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club is a chartered member of the Nevada County Democratic Party. The monthly meetings are the first Saturday of the month.   Please note:  We have decided to raise the[...]
5:30 pm Nevada County Move To Amend’s ne...
Nevada County Move To Amend’s ne...
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nevada County Move To Amend's next meeting @ Tomes/Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters | Grass Valley | California | United States
Everyone is welcome!   Nevada County Move To Amend WEBSITE Nevada County Move To Amend FACEBOOK   Move To Amend National Website
9:00 am League of Women Voters of Wester...
League of Women Voters of Wester...
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
ALL are welcome to attend our general meetings, 2nd Saturday of every month. We cover a variety of topics;  please see our calender for more information. http://www.lwvwnc.org/calendar.html
12:00 pm Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location 530-615-7859
The Peace and Justice Center of Nevada County meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Noon. Call for location, 530-615-7859. Welcoming new potential Board members
1:00 pm Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada...
Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada...
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Grandmothers For Peace of Nevada County @ Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains | Grass Valley | California | United States
Mission:  To promote a world of peace for this, and future, generations.   We coordinate and sponsor projects that bring awareness to our community about peaceful ways of being in the world.  People don’t have[...]

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Photos from 2014 Altar Show

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 Peace and Justice Center altar


 Earth Justice Ministries altar


Palestine-Israel Working Group altar

Thank You for your Participation!

Wisdom To Survive! friday film forum

Wisdom To Survive

Arrested While Dancing at Beale

beale dancing

On Tuesday morning, nine protesters were arrested again at Beale, this time while dancing at the main gate and demonstrating peace through the Dances of Universal Peace.  They were cited and released.

These actions were coordinated with Campaign Nonviolence, through which over 230 nonviolent actions took place around the country at the end of September.  The focus of the Campaign Nonviolence actions was to call for an end to war, poverty, and climate change.

Rev. Sharon Delgado:  “Why did I risk being arrested again at Beale?  I answered that question in Why I Crossed the Line at Beale,  when I crossed the line at Beale the first time, almost two years ago.

This time, however, we have just begun another war, this time against ISIS, as if bombing and killing people could somehow lead us to security and peace.  We are told that we are targeting terrorists, but we are also killing innocent civilians, including children, in Iraq and Syria.  Have we learned nothing from our endless pursuit of endless war?  Have we forgotten the roots of the current crisis, and the U.S. role in it?  We are sowing ill will and creating future terrorists by terrorizing people through war.  Meanwhile we are spending billions on weapons of destruction, billions that could be used to meet human need and to heal the natural systems of the earth.

Insanity has been described as doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.  As a nation and as a culture, our priorities are wrong.  It is time to repent, to change direction, to turn around.  It is time to focus on peacemaking, on feeding the hungry and welcoming the stranger, on healing the earth.  This will take a major shift in values, in investments, and in systems of power.  It will take a great awakening of the earth’s people, sustained resistance, and ongoing demonstrations of peace.

This transformation is already taking place, and I am certain that God is with us in this struggle.  This is a struggle worth living and dying for.  We need you.  Wherever you are, there are kindred spirits nearby.  I invite you to join us.”

 Sharon wrote more about the Monday (September 29) action with Rev. John Auer and Guari in her previous post, Campaign Nonviolence Arrests at Beale.

Three interrelated evils of war, poverty, and climate change in Campaign Nonviolence:  A Call to Transformation.

Follow Sharon’s blog by “liking” the Shaking the Gates of Hell FaceBook page.  Go to the Occupy Beale Air Force Base Facebook page or Occupy Beale website for updates on this court case, background information, and announcements about upcoming Beale demonstrations and direct actions.

Give Peace A Song - International Day of Peace September 21st

peoples climate rally

The Peace & Justice Center, Nevada County Climate Change Coalition and concerned members from the Community joined the call to action from CampaignNonviolence.org to help build a culture of Peace on September 21st, the International Day of Peace.  We had a heartfelt event with speakers, music, and a sing-a-long.

After our event, we marched in solidarity with the historic People’s Climate March in NYC and worldwide!

Visit the Peace and Justice Center Facebook GROUP PAGE and find out more about Affiliate Group events and to see photos.

campaign nonviolence

Friends of Wadi Foquin

An emergency meeting of the Steering Committee for the Friends of Wadi Foquin was held Tuesday, Sept. 2 in response to the land confiscation orders issued on Sunday, August 31st.
Below are links to news stories from Maan, Haaretz, and the New York Times:
friends of wadi foquin
The purpose of our meeting was to develop a strategy for addressing the land confiscation orders for Wadi Foquin and other villages.
    Pastor Michael received an update from the village council indicating that they are filing court papers in objection to the confiscation orders.  They are also consulting an attorney to work through the legal process.   The village council would like to proceed with a speaking tour to raise funds for the community development projects and are also willing to participate in a briefing in Washington DC.  The speaking tour would serve as a vehicle for both “consciousness raising” and “fund raising.”  Their resolve to continue work on  community projects is a sign of their resistance to the takeover of their land.   

The FOWF Steering Committee will advocate for a briefing to be held in November after the elections.  We plan to send letters to our representatives requesting two actions:
1) sponsorship and/or support for  a briefing; and
2)  developing a collective voice to oppose the expansion of settlements and to rescind the confiscation orders.
We ask your help in contacting congressional offices for this request.
Please email: friendsofwadifoquin@gmail.com for an email TEMPLATE to forward to your representatives.  Thank you for your help!