Celebrating Peace with Bishop Tom Gumbleton & Camilo Mejia

On the 19th anniversary of the slaughter of six Jesuit priests and a co-worker and her daughter, Bishop Tom Gumbleton will celebrate Mass on Sunday, November 16, 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 2700 South 19th Street in Arlington.

The Peacemaker of the Year Award Dinner will follow in the church’s Father Ray Hall. Speaker: Camilo Mejia, author of Road from ar RamadiThe Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia An Iraq War Memoir . Space for dinner (not Mass) is limited. Reserve now! Contact Jack McHale, jjmchale@verizon.net or 571-334-2654 for dinner reservations. Suggested dinner donation: $10. Sponsored by Pax Christi Metro DC/Baltimore.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia

Published in: on October 27, 2008 at 12:16 am  Leave a Comment  
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THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE | Journeymen Theater Ensemble | November 3, 2008

By Daniel Berrigan
Directed by Rahaleh Nassri

Based on transcripts of a historical event, Daniel Berrigan adapted this play from the edited transcript of his trial—along with his brother Rev. Philip Berrigan and seven others—for removing records from a Selective Service office and burning them to protest the Vietnam War. After they were convicted and sentenced, Berrigan memorialized the trial in this award-winning play, first produced at the Mark Taper Forum in 1972 and later made into a feature film. The New York Times described the play as “positively riveting.”

At Church Street Theater, 1742 Church Street NW
Monday nights at 7:30 pm.

Co-produced by Theater J and
Journeymen Theater Ensemble.
Discussions to follow

What do we consider “ethical behavior” during a time of war? What is our responsibility as citizens to make sure those standards are upheld by our nation? Is it ethical to stand by and allow our young men and women to risk their lives for a conflict that many don’t believe we should be involved with in the first place?

Journeymen Theater Ensemble, in conjunction with its production of As American As, and Theater J, in conjunction with its production of Honey Brown Eyes, have collaborated to present an inter-faith reading series dealing with issues of Ethics and War at this crucial time in our nation’s history.

Published in: on October 24, 2008 at 12:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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Update from Art Laffin | Murder Victims Families for Human Rights

Montana:  Journey of Hope Reflections
Mon, 13 Oct 2008Dearest Friends,

It has truly been an inspiring experience of hope and healing to be part of the Montana Journey of Hope. There have been 22 speakers on the Journey, including murder victim family members, death row exonerees, and relatives who have family members on death row. Marietta Jaeger-Lane, whose daughter Susie was kidnapped and murdered on a camping trip in Montana 35 years ago, has been a guiding light to many on the Journey. A founding member of the Journey of Hope (JOH), she, along with Bill Pelke, another JOH founding member, were instrumental in bringing the JOH to Montana. (more…)

Photos of Troy Davis’s stayed execution | Scott Langley

Dear friends,

I had the privilege of witnessing an incredible victory last night in Georgia when Troy Davis’s execution has stayed by the US Supreme Court less than two hours before he was to be put to death. As many of you know, I have been working on a photo documentary about the death penalty, and I was there at the prison in Jackson to continue the ongoing project.

I have posted a selection of 51 photos from the day:
http://www.langleycreations.com/photo/deathpenalty/troydavis/ (more…)

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