There is currently a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a Department of Peacebuilding. This historic measure will augment our current problem-solving options, providing practical, nonviolent solutions to the problems of domestic and international conflict. The legislation will pass from bill to law under one condition: that a wave of citizen interest rise up from the American people and make itself heard in the halls of Congress. During the 20th Century, over 100 million people lost their lives to war — most of whom were non-combatants. Now, at the dawn of the 21st century, the extent and current speed of nuclear proliferation makes the achievement of non-violent alternatives to war the most urgent need of the human race.
The DoP Campaign partnered with the Personal Peacebuilding Council leader to present the November action call and action. Please join the Peace Alliance every second Tuesday, but especially in November: November 12, 6:00 pm PDT/9:00 pm EDT. The call will feature Gerry Condon, Board President of Veterans for Peace – honoring Veteran’s/Armistice Day. To register, click here for November, and here for the Calendar for each month to register. Join us in making 11 calls for peacebuilding on or around 11/11 for H.R. 1111. Click here for the flyer.