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NH-UCC Legislative Advocacy Day

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

The Commission for Witness and Action of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ will host a Legislative Advocacy Day to provide tools and information to faith-based activists interested in making their voices heard by New Hampshire policy makers.  Issues include tax and education policy, immigrants rights, corporate influence.  Trainers include Rev.

Revolutionary nonviolence? David Solnit on people power and creativity

by Lucy Duncan

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David Solnit with Occupy San Francisoc shuts down the main branch of the Bank of America

David Solnit with Occupy San Francisco

David Solnit with Occupy San Francisco shutting down the main branch of Bank of America

Interfaith Service for Economic Justice with Rev. Paul Sherry

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 4:00pm

The Rev. Dr. Paul Sherry will lead an Interfaith Service for Economic Justice intended to lift up the moral teachings of multiple faith traditins that impel us to be instruments of economic justice.   Rev. Sherry is former national President of the United Church of Christ and now serves as Policy Director for the Washington office of Interfaith Workers Justice.  A reception will follow the service, and will be followed by a discussion of building closer alliances between the faith community and advocates for worker justice, including the labor movement.  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 9:00am - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 9:00pm

Events Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the SENE area

Cape Cod Area

Occupy Together: Occupy Be the Change Caucus Launches

Note: This guest blog post by David Hartsough and Wade Lee Hudson references Martin Luther King, Jr.'s nonviolence pledge as an inspiration for the Occupy Be the Change pledge. Quakers and others are invited to sign the pledge and participate in creating actions which arise from the sense that nonviolence is a pathway to obstructing systems of domination and creating a just world.  - Lucy

by David Hartsough and Wade Lee Hudson

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The Power of Love

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

Occupy Together: Minutes from Quaker meetings and organizations

I’ve seen many minutes from monthly and yearly meetings and other Quaker bodies on the Occupy movement go by posted on Facebook. It seems to me it would be great to have a place to post all of them, and to that end here is a spot for all Quaker minutes on the Occupy movement to be posted. I found this one from Britain Yearly Meeting to start this off, but if you know of others or helped to write one, please post here. 

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There is no Way to Peace, Peace is the Way

There is no Way to Peace, Peace is the Way

Occupy the NH Primary

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 5:00pm - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:30pm

From January 6th to January 10th, Occupy NH invites you to "Occupy the Presidential Primary."  Occupy the NH Primary will address growing economic inequality and the disproportionate economic and political power of corporate America and the wealthiest 1%. We want to highlight our concerns that the candidates and media ignore.  Events include marches, debates, street theater, workshops, and entertainment.

Occupy the Dream

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

OCCUPY THE DREAM:

Dr. King on Economic Justice and the Occupy Wall Street Movement Community Forum 

Occupy Together: Not By Bread Alone - Finding the Roses at Occupy Boston

Note: Kathleen Wooten of Lawrence (MA) Monthly Meeting has served as a protest chaplain at the Occupy Boston site.  In a guest post she shares here reflections on this movement's connection to an earlier struggle for economic justice, the "Bread and Roses" Textile Strike of 1912.

by Kathleen Wooten

Returning home from Occupy Boston in the late hours of the evening, I pass the imposing smokestacks of the old textile mills of Lawrence, MA. They remind me of the history of this place.  My own monthly meeting has worshipped here since 1899. 

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Lawrence Textile Mill

Lawrence Textile Mill Smokestack

Lawrence Textile Mill

National Day of Mobilization for the Unemployed

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 4:00pm

With unemployment benefits set to expire for many, and with job prospects still scarce, millions of Americans face the prospect of going hungry and getting thrown out of their homes soon after the holidays. Jobless union members, veterans, students and millions of others are struggling to make ends meet while many politicians merely support the wealthiest 1%.

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