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Good Friday Virtual Livermore Lab
Interfaith Witness and Worship
“Swords into Plowshares”

Join Zoom webinar gathering:
Opening music 7:45 a.m. Worship 8:00 a.m.

Music featuring:


Our January 22 Demonstration in support of the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, on the day it went into effect, was terrific and well-attended. You may view photos by the intrepid David Bacon on FLIKR.

(Should the FLKR page be no longer accessible, you may view a formatted for EPI webpage by clicking HERE. Thank you again, David, for sharing your art/craft with us! )

It’s not too late to head our year-end appeal

We are your peace and justice community.

You may click on the image above for the PDF flier with details.

You may click on the image below to view full-size;
Click here to go to the website for more details.

Pastor Will’s sermon, “Keeping Faith in the Face of Empire

  Mark Coplans Good Friday, 2019 Photos:
Interfaith Worship & Witness Civil Disobedience

 Good Friday Service at Lawrence Livermore Lab 2019 (1 hr 23 minutes)
Good Friday Action at Lawrence Livermore Lab 2019 (11 minutes)

Thank you to all who participated!

Jeanette reading names of the dead and distributing fliers at the EPI Living Graveyard
Photos by her niece, Amanda Scarr

Jeanette Louise Smith, 1946 – 2019

After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Jeanette succumbed to a stroke on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

A lifetime lover of music and a magnificent singer, Jeanette passed away peacefully with the music of Lior who performs regularly for the residents of Lakeside Park, and with Gloria’s Healing Touch, and finally with the Oakland Threshold Singers.

Jeanette graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in biology, got  her Juris Doctor from McGeorge Law School and became an attorney in 1976.  She worked early in her career for California Rural Legal Assistance, then Legal Aid for Seniors, and subsequently for the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services.

After her retirement and while she still could, Jeanette was a regular participant in the Living Graveyard, a witness for peace and justice in the Middle East.  Reading the names of the California dead in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jeanette often grieved over the names of Hispanic GIs with whom she identified from her work with CRLA in El Centro. 

Jeanette is survived by her sister, Carolyn Scarr, brother-in-law, Tony Scarr, niece Amanda Scarr.  She was also very close to her cousin, Velma Carroll.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704 (between Dana and Ellsworth).  Please call or email and let us know you are coming:  epicalc@lmi.net  (510) 527-8370.

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

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 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


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