Thursday, March 22, 2007

BPF Gathering for Discussion March 25

Report from Washington DC

Sunday, March 25
2:30 to 4:30 pm
Belmont Library

Deb Beardsley and her husband were inspired to go to the march on Washington at the end of January thanks to our call for a representative. She found it such a rewarding experience that she returned our check intended to pay for her airfare. Deb will share stories from her trip, and has photos.

We will also participate in BPF's Action Alert, a call to chapters to send letters supporting Peace Tax Legislation. Follow the link for more info.

Also, see stories and photos from the Buddhist Peace Delegation. The YouTube Slideshow from BPF in Cincinnati is wonderful. Maia Duerr reports even more people marched in the delegation than 2 years ago. She said, "People came to us as we were walking, perhaps because we were such a contrast to the rest of the march." They had an inspiring meeting with Dennis Kucinich: he told them that groups like us are very necessary in these times; he showed them his kata from the Dalai Lama, received 2 years ago. Maia said the slideshow creator, Paul Davis, is a Vietnam Vet, student of Thich Nhat Hanh. He was the Buddhist Peace Delegation's lead speaker in John McCain's office, quite eloquent.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Owning Up: Report from West Bank, Israel, and Jordan

Owning Up:
Addressing Americans’ Responsibilities
Regarding “Palestine and Israel”

photo by Jill Severson

Thursday March 22nd, 2007
PSU Multicultural Center
Smith Memorial Union room 228

Join Jill Severson as she Reports Back from two trips to the West Bank, Israel and Jordan, and Reflects on her—and our—Relationships and responsibilities as Americans to bring peace to the US and the region. All are welcome!!!

A Reflective REPORT BACK towards more Peace

FYI: Audience participation will be expected—via reflection and conversation!

Sponsored by: PSU’s Students United for Nonviolence (SUN)

and supported by: Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Jill Severson is a member of AUPHR, WILPF, and other organizations for peace.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Portland Stop the War March 18

Stop the War
Bring the Troops Home Now!

South Park Blocks
Sunday, March 18

Peace Action Camp noon to 5 pm

Rally and March 1:30 pm

photographer unknown, 2003

Make your presence known to End the War and Bring the Troops Home. Participate in Democracy, speak out, and exercise your creativity in the Action Camp starting at 12 noon, Rally and March together from 1:30pm. There will be speakers, music, actions and more! Check back at their website as more information becomes available - be sure to get on the Action Alert email newsletter to get up to date information on how you can get involved! Help get the word out....see how here.

BPF Portland is a co-sponsor if the Portland march and rally to stop the War in Iraq.