[CCPJ Update] October 24, 2011 Edition
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*Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
...a simple truth that *“since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the
minds of men that the defense of peace must be constructed*…”
WE are turning our community conversation toward peace and away from the
enmity and violence that dominate our lives. In these times of continuing
wars and public discord, envisioning peace seems like an impossible task.
But it is precisely in such times that the need for peace and non-violence
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The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice
P.O. Box 2012
Charlottesville, VA 22902
*CCPJ Board members
William Anderson wha at virginia.edu
Kirk Bowers engineer1950 at comcast.net
Brandon Collins brandoncollins at comcast.net
Tony Russell taorivertony at gmail.com
Virginia Rovynyak, Treasurer vgr4e at virginia.edu
*WEEKLY THURSDAY DEMONSTRATIONS
Join Us for weekly *Thursday demonstrations from to 5-6 pm*. Come join us at
the corner of McIntire, Main and Water Streets, in front of the Federal
Building. Drop-ins welcome! If we quit making war, we could stop spending
$800 billion every year for the military budget and fix our deficits fast.
Wouldn’t that be better than throwing our seniors under the bus?!!
*RIDE SHARING FOR OCCUPY DC DEMONSTRATIONS
If you are going to DC this weekend or in the near future, and have room for
others in your car or van, please let us know by sending an email to one of
our Board members above, or by contacting us via our website.
*Charter of Compassion
The Charter of Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only
compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the
center of religious, moral and political life. Compassion is the principled
determination to put ourselves in the shoes of the other, and lies at the
heart of all religious and ethical systems. One of the most urgent tasks of
our generation is to build a global community where men and women of all
races, nations and ideologies can live together in peace. In our globalized
world, everybody has become our neighbor, and the Golden Rule has become an
Watch the Video on the Charter for Compassion at
*CCPJ November Meeting:
Time: November 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Location: Quaker Meeting House
1104 Forest Street
Agenda items for discussion this month-
No War Toys Christmas campaign.
Karen Armstrong's "12 Steps to a Compassionate Life."
Occupy Movement and CCPJ's role
Further review of World Peace and MIC 50 events
And anything you want to add! All are welcome. We have no requirements for
membership. We ask for a willingness to participate and Volunteer in our
programs supporting Peace and Justice.
*PLANNING AND GOALS MEETING*
Time: November 12, 2011
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