PEACE ALLIANCE & DEPARTMENT OF PEACE NATIONAL WEBSITE:
The Peace Alliance is our national organization advocating for the Department
of Peace Bill. Their website contains a wealth of information, tools and
more. Please visit it often for the latest national news and updates.
Our grassroots are growing rapidly!
National Nonviolent Communication Conference Calls are
scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:
May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 21.
The call in numbers are 641-696-6600, code 654654. Join in and
participate in the next national conference call intended to support you
in your communications and how the methods of Nonviolent Communication
(NVC) can enhance the effectiveness of the Department of Peace campaign.
CLICK HERE for more info about these national NVC Conference calls.
CLICK HERE - To learn more about NVC in general.
THE NEWS - PEACE IS PRACTICAL &
SOLUTIONS EXIST NOW:
The DOPeace & Nonviolence Bill provides for the establishment
of a Peace Academy. Learn more about The University for Peace
in Costa Rica, an existing functioning model, from CA State Coordinator
Christine Elliot during her recent visit.
Click here to read the entire article, as seen in April's 2006
issue of The Light Connection.
MAGAZINE - DOP - in the news - Feb. 2006 & Nov. 2005 Issue:
EVEN ONE VOICE CAN BE HEARD! :
February's 2006 issue published our very own AFDOP's
Jerry Gibbs' letter to the editor that summarized his belief in the Department
of Peace Bill (see page 30 for his letter).
"I hope only that it reaches a audience that
are as inspired about this as our group is! We can get the word out and
will make a difference one small victory at a time. Peace Be Upon You!"~
In the November 2005 print issue, reference pg. 259
in the section titled "Profiles
in Peace" (the
article is The Marriage Whisperer). The first paragraph starts:
"The same techniques that keep marriages strong, says therapist
Harville Hendrix, can end conflict between nations. It starts with trying
on someone else's reality. "
The last paragraph of the article goes into detail about the DOP bill
and why Hendrix is endorsing it. The complete article is not on-line;
so please reference/purchase an issue to read all about it!
What a great endorsement: good to use for Outreach materials when tabling
or talking to people about DOP.
TO THE PEACEPODCAST:
of Peace Activist, Jason Brock's new podcasting provides daily updates,
news, and information for the Department of Peace movement. You can receive
this audio broadcast through the internet via mp3 downloads and a .xml
file podcasting feed. Click
here to link and start hearing news and music about peace.
IS PRACTICAL & POSSIBLE!":
Learn more about real solutions that exist currently. Click here to read
about programs from around the country that are working very effectively
at reducing violence and transforming peoples lives. These are examples
of the kinds of programs that might be supported more systemically through
a Department of Peace.
A CULTURE OF PEACE:
Read about "Creating a Culture of Peace" from those who are
showing that Peace is Possible - here and now!
Click to read articles and excerpts from Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Marianne
Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Azim Khamisa, Barbara
to Watch the Video of
Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich
on CNN's interview about the Department of Peace
the DEPARTMENT OF PEACE BILLS:
House Bill No.: H.R. 3760; Senate Bill No.: S. 1756
DOWNLOADS & MATERIALS:
click below sections for helpful materials and more info:
Peace Resource Center of San Diego (PRC): Think Globally, Act Locally.
1980 PRC has promoted networking among peace-related organizations, offering
nonviolent alternatives to conflict resolution and carrying on a program
of peace education. It is guided by the principles of nonviolence, tolerance,
compassion and respect for diversity. Membership is open to all individuals
and organizations concerned about peace with justice and the need to live
by these principles.
OF PEACE (DOP) SUPPORT Across the United States
There is a growing movement of support for the Department of Peace
Bill. Please see these links:
The International People’s Initiative for Departments of Peace,
launched at the People’s Summit for Departments of Peace in
London in October 2005, involving grassroots movements to establish Departments
and Ministries of peace in countries around the world, has a new Web site
and newsletter posted to keep you updated: www.peoplesinitiativefordepartmentsofpeace.org
to read more ~ Dept. of Peace in Canada!
of Peace Conference Sept. 10-12, 2005:
The feedback on our recent Department of Peace Conference - both from
people who attended as well as people in Congressional offices - was tremendous.
Our campaign to establish a Department of Peace took a quantum leap forward,
as hundreds of attendees left Washington feeling their experience of citizenship
had been expanded and revitalized. Over sixty Congressmembers have now
signed on to co-sponsor the bill in the House of Representatives, and
as a result of the lobbying by our Minnesota attendees, Senator Mark Dayton
(D-MN) has introduced the bill into the Senate (S. 1756). Congratulations
to all who participated and for those who contacted their congressional
offices from around the country. [Click
here to read more details.]
HERE to receive AFDOP Email Updates
with reminders of monthly meetings and regular updates on the progress
of AFDOP and the Department of Peace.
Americans for the Department of Peace (AFDOP)
is a citizens’ group advocating passage of the Bill to establish
a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace.
We are the Southern California chapter of the national organization to
advocate for this Bill, “The Peace Alliance”: