Let us not tire of preaching love: it is the force that will overcome the world. Let us not tire of preaching love.
Though we see that waves of violence succeed in drowning the fire of Christian love, love must win out; it is the only thing that can.
—Archbishop Oscar Romero, July 23, 1978


$35 Annual membership is $35.00, $10.00 for low-income subscription. If you wish, you may send us your donation the old-fashioned way, and send us a check (Quelle Idée!) to: EPI/CALC, P. O. Box 9334, Berkeley, California. 94709

Our next Living Graveyard will be on Monday the 18th of March.

“We who believe in freedom shall not rest. We who believe in justice shall not rest until it’s won”

Our Good Friday Interfaith Service, where we gather at the Lawrence Livermore Lab in prayer and song and dance in Witness to the existential threat it poses to us and our mother, Earth, will be on April 19. Save the date!!

Look to this space for information as it develops. For questions or information you may contact Carolyn Scarr at epicalc@gmail.com; or telephone us at: (510) 990-0374.

Russia and the West: \

What's True, exaggerated and False?
As the new Cold War heats up,
East Bay Peace Action
and Ecumenical Peace Institute
invite you to hear Natylie Baldwin speak on her firsthand observations and research in Russia and Crimea.
Sunday, March 31 2:00 at the wheelchair accessible
Edith Stone Room, Albany Library,

1249 Marin Ave, (at Masonic), Albany
For more information call (510) 524-6071

Downloadable flier:  Color ^ B&W

A must-read:
Time to break the silence on Palestine, by Michelle Alexander. There has been
a sea-change at the New York Times, and Ms. Alexander is a significant bellwether.
To learn more, read here: Israel just ‘lost Cronkite’ — the struggle for Palestinian rights at
the New York Times

For Dr. Martin Luther King
on his Birthday

“I have labored in vain

I have spent my strength

for nothing and vanity”

Isaiah 49:4

He is dead

who led us in the ways

that make for peace ––

the turbulent roads of nonviolence.

And we would not go

not all the way;

we lost the hope that justice

could be reached by ways of peace.

Yet still he lives

in the dream rising again

that if, like him, we will,

God works through us.

“I will give you as a light

to the nations,

that my salvation may reach

to the ends of the earth"

Isaiah 49:6

Carolyn S. Scarr
January, 1987

Listen to and watch the 2018 Good Friday Interfaith Witness Worship Service, Stations of the Cross and Gate Action. Click: HERE

“A country is not permitted to use military force for purposes of retaliation, vengeance, and punishment.”
(From the United Nations Charter Regarding the Use of Military Force.)

A Common Word was launched on October13th, 2007 as an open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars and intellectuals   to the leaders of the Christian Churches and denominations all over the world. Over the last year since its launch the A Common Word Initiative has become the world’s leading interfaith dialogue initiative between Christians and Muslims specifically, and has achieved historically unprecedented global acceptance and “traction” as an interfaith theological document.

     On Interfaith Dialogue between Muslims and Christians: The Common Word

Links to connect with other prophetic voices: 350.org  Christian Peacemaker Teams  ^  East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
Friends of Sabeel  ^  Haiti Action Committee Haiti Relief  ^  Jewish Voices for Peace  ^
 Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center
Tikkun  ^  Tri-Valley CAREs

Prophetic Voices Past:  Abe Zwickel  ^  Jean Zwickel  ^  Father Bill  ^  Joan McIntyre   ^  Pastor Lee Williason
Esther Ho  ^  Diane Thomas

Come join our Working Group and help EPI become even more vital and exciting!

Photos and Video of the 2018 Fall Dinner are now available for viewing.
EPI Autumn Gathering 2018 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/*

Music at EPI Autumn Gathering 2018: https://vimeo.com/299560406
Zahra Billoo Speaks at EPI Autumn Gathering 2018: https://vimeo.com/299127943
Zahra Billoo's Q&A at EPI Autumn Gathering 2018: https://vimeo.com/299149152

Thank you, Mark Coplan!

Thanks to Tony Scarr for the audio recording:
Glenda’s Welcome  ^  Janet on EPI  ^  Zahra’s Talk
Q&A  ^  Closing Prayer by Imam Rashi

Click on the photo above to read more about it!


You may order our book of poetry, On the Edge of Peace here:

You can still watch and listen to videos and audio tracks from our Fall Dinner with Norman Soloman.

View photos  ^  Listen to Audio
Michael Rufio Video
 ^  Norman Soloman Video

For those of you wishing to re-visit our 2016 Good Friday Interfaith Service:

Flier in English  ^ en español  ^ Order of Worship ^ en español  ^ Photos  by Christina Tworek. (These files are large, so downloading may be slow.) ^ Homily by Rev. Deborah Lee: “Empire and the Cross: Sowing the Seeds of Hope”: PDF ^ mp3 ^ mp3s of the entire service

Home page postings are archived: 2015–2016 ^ 2012–2014 ^ 2010

Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC
P. O. Box 9334 • Berkeley, CA 94709
epicalc@gmail.com; epicalc@lmi.net
(510) 990-0374 or 510 99 00 EPI.

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