By Jim Murphy
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 10:36am
“Taking Back Our Schools” Workshop
VETERANS’ FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION
“Taking Back Our Schools” is a 4 hour workshop with continuing assistance as needed. It is an introduction for those who want to do counter-recruiting. This workshop is for faith-based community groups and political organizations that are against military violence and for peace in the world, anti-war veterans, student groups, unions, concerned parents of youth thinking of joining the military.
When Isaac came from Bogotá for a week to work with us and visit his old stomping grounds of La Union, our normal routine changed. We talked about things happening far away from the peace community on the hill and we spent time hanging out in houses we rarely visit. We talked about how accompaniment is a delicate beast and how living in the community while simultaneously keeping a professional distance from the inhabitants makes for some fuzzy relationship lines. One evening as the rain fell softly outside, Isaac blew our minds with magic card tricks on the hard wood floor of a neighbor’s house.
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“Growing the movement with deep nonviolence training,” by Janet Chisholm of Creating a Culture of Peace
“Report from the 26th Veterans for Peace convention,” by Jim Murphy, FOR National Council
“Sanctuary: The House of Peace,” by John and Carolyn Schuchardt