INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
19 1-4 P.M. Hedberg Library, Janesville, Wisconsin
Join us at the Hedberg Public
Library as we celebrate the International Day of Peace.
Kelly from Voices for Creative Nonviolence will be the keynote speaker.
Matthew Braun, President of the USA Branch of P4E (Paradise Forever) Support
Group will also speak.
will be informational booths for community organizations working on peace
locally and globally.
• This is a
family event so there will also be activities for children. The event is free
and open to the public.
Co-sponsors: Hedberg Public Library, Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation,
Diversity Action Team and the Unitarian Congregation of Rock County.
Cordaro speaks on Save Jeju Island!
September, 27 - 6 p.m.
First Congregational United
Church of Christ, 54 S. Jackson St., Janesville, Wisconsin
They marched and sang for
life and peace. Still Navy planes screeched across the sky above the village.
The Navy was sending a message to Gangjeong village. The message was clear. “
Your village will become a war base.”
very few Americans know about Jeju Island and the tragedy playing out now where
the U.S. is building a large military base that will be located by a UNESCO
biosphere reserve, a Global Geological Park, and World Heritage Sites. It is
also a Korean Absolute Preservation Area, which is now being threatened by the
Frank Cordaro recently returned from a two-month visit to Jeju Island South
Korea, working and living with the Save Jeju Now peace campaign. Cardaro
spent two months in Gangjeong Village participating in two daily witnesses at
the main entrance of the Navy base. Cordaro said: “ The U.S. Empire spends on
its military almost as much as the total amount of money all other countries in
the world spend on a yearly basis. We have over 600 military bases in over 100
countries in the world.”
The program will be
co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rock County which holds
services on Sunday evenings at this site. Enter through the door on the High
Street side of the church. There will be a free will offering.
War is Not the Answer Essay contest
Each year, the
Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation awards a $600 scholarship to a
graduating Senior in Janesville for the best
essay on the subject: War is not the Answer. Madalyn Rudkin from
Craig High School submitted the winning essay
HERE to read the 2015 essay.
at 4 PM on Milton Avenue at the post office in Janesville,
we vigil for peace.
For more information click on Events Calendar on the left.
Rock Valley-FOR is a
spiritually-based peace group whose vision came out of the Beloit
Friends Meeting. Our goal is to offer programs each year with
speakers from all over the world who are voices for peace. The
Rock-Valley-FOR is an official affiliate organization of the
Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA. Website:
The Fellowship of
Reconciliation-USA seeks to replace violence, war, racism and
economic injustice with nonviolence, peace and justice. We are
an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a
transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.
Rock Valley fellowship of reconciliation
coordinator: Sue Nelson