“Creating a Just and Nonviolent World: A Muslim Perspective”

Join us this Friday, Febuary 3rd @ 7:30pm, for our monthly Clarification of Thought event. The theme will be “Creating a Just and Nonviolent World: A Muslim Perspective” with Guest Speaker Ibrahim Ramey.  Click here to learn more about the event!

Published in: on January 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Consistent Life Contingent at the anual March for Life

Hey Consistent Life folks! We need your voice and signs at the March for Life on Monday Jan 23rd.  ALL life is sacred from the womb to the tomb, No War! No Death Penalty! Meet up with the Consistent Life contingent between 11:30 and noon in front of the Sculpture Garden on Constitution Ave. NW near 7th St. Archives is the nearest Metro station. After noon, we will head towards the rally site. If you miss us, you can try calling 301-943-640…6, but such large events sometimes overwhelm the cell phone system. After the rally, we will march to the Supreme Court with the rest of the crowd. You can let us know you plan to join the contingent by emailing info@consistent-life.org
Published in: on January 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

14 Activists Arrested at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty-five years after the first execution under contemporary laws of Gary Gilmore, fourteen members of the Abolitionist Action Committee were arrested at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. Just after 10:00 am, at the exact time that Gilmore was executed, the group unfurled a 30-foot banner that read “STOP EXECUTIONS!” on the stairs of the Court. On the sidewalk, a crowd of well-over 100 supporters, activists and tourists supported and observed the action.

All fourteen were arrested and appeared the following day before a judge for arraignment. They were released on personal recognizance with a charge of violating the federal law (40 U.S.C. 6135) that forbids “processions or assemblages” and the displaying of banners on Supreme Court grounds. A status hearing will take place on February 8th, at which time a trial date will be scheduled.

Click here read more details, and view pics from the event!

If you would like more information about this action, please email scott@abolition.org


Published in: on January 16, 2012 at 12:16 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Birthday MLK

Click Here! to view more events in honor of MLK as well as other peace and justice news and events in the DC area.

Interfaith Service Honoring Dr. King’s Commitment to Worker Justice

Monday, January 16, 2012 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth Street, NW
Faith Advocates for Jobs will sponsor a national interfaith service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to rededicate ourselves to the struggle for worker justice, which he championed up to his death.
At the service we are focusing on Dr. King’s commitment on behalf of working people and the need for those of us who follow to continue and build on that commitment. The celebrated 100 person choir of Shiloh Baptist will sing.
Rev. Dr. James Forbes, senior pastor emeritus of Riverside Church in New York City, will deliver the sermon. He will be joined on the pulpit by unemployed workers, Rev. Paul Sherry, former president of the United Church of Christ and national coordinator of Faith Advocates for Jobs, Michael Livingston of the National Council of Churches and Dr. Wallace Smith, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Closest Metro stop: Shaw on the Green & Yellow Lines
Contact: Rev. Paul Sherry, (202) 525-3055, psherry@iwj.org

Keep the Dream Alive: Mass in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 16, 2012 – 10:00am Mass
Location: St. Aloysius Church, 900 North Capitol Street NW
Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington invite you to join us as we honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and the contemporary heroes that keep his dream alive through their work to reduce poverty in America. Go to www.stalschurchdc.org for more details.
Published in: on January 16, 2012 at 12:08 am  Leave a Comment  

Welcome home Michael Walli!

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Mike Walli will be returning home to Washington, DC on Friday, Jan 6th after an 8 month sentencing for charges of trespass for a nonviolent action at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN in July of 2010. We are eager to celebrate his return home!

Click here to read Mikes’ Poetry from Prison

Published in: on January 2, 2012 at 1:55 am  Comments (1)