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Planted By the Waters – Spring 2023 is HERE.

Haitian Flag Day Thursday, May 18th
Haiti ACTIONS: UN Plaza, 4:00 pm

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Ecumenical Peace Institute / Clergy And Laity Concerned (EPI/CALC) is a prophetic voice and witness, embracing all faith and earth-based traditions bringing to life universal values as we seek truth, work for justice, nurture compassion and courage, reach out to each other and to our larger communities of faith and tradition, bridge the divisions that wound the human family, transform ourselves and our world through dedication to nonviolence in education, advocacy, witness and action.

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

Zahra Billoo censored.

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“Where Do We Go From Here:
Chaos or Community”
—The Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake

Good Friday Interfaith Witness
& Worship 2023, Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory
Onsite and Virtual Attendance, NO CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

Click here: Photos From Good Friday 2023

Videos:  Good Friday 2023 at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab:
Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake's Homily:

FLIER —     Order of Service

One might think, from corporate coverage, that the only war being waged, presently, is in the Ukraine, however there are many wars of many types with U.S. fingerprints on the munitions. These wars are waged in many places in the world including: Afghanistan, Burkino Faso, Columbia, ... READ THE LIST

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End-of-year & beyond EPI Fund Appeal

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peace and justice to a violent and unjust world.

Read our: Appeal Letter for December 2022

   State Assembly Passes Historic Declaration of California
as the First “Compassionate” State in the Nation!
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EPI's Living Graveyard will be virtual for the foreseeable future.
You are urged to be risk-adverse. It could save your life!

We urge you to call on congress to end all sanctions

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has introduced HR 5879, legislation which would increase Congressional oversight over declarations of national emergencies and Presidential sanctions powers includes congressional oversight of  US sanctions. Additionally, the bill would require the President, when seeking to take action under IEEPA and levy sanctions, to report to Congress on a number of items. Sanctions are an act of war, which is prohibited by the United Nations charter.
Click HERE to read the full text.

Here is Rep. Omar's website.

To read about effects of sanctions, click HERE

Then call: US Congressional switchboard: 1-866-338-1015 

Links to connect with other prophetic voices:
If Americans Knew ^ Western States Legal Foundation ^ 
Christian Peacemaker Teams ^ Syria Solidarity Movement ^ East Bay Sanctuary Covenant  ^  Friends of Sabeel  ^  Haiti Action Committee  ^  Haiti Relief  ^  Jewish Voice for Peace ^ Union of Concerned Scientists ^ 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

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