Click: HERE to watch the August 6th / 9th Nagasaki Day Commemoration.
to all who joined and/or donated to
the Poetry Benefit for Haiti Emergency
Relief Fund. Here is the link to the
recording that we can continue to enjoy.
Centered on Haiti’s southern peninsula, the earthquake severely damaged the cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie. Hospitals in the area are overwhelmed. And, to make matters even worse, Tropical Storm Grace is poised to hit Haiti this weekend.
We are reaching out to you today on behalf of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund to ask for your immediate support for earthquake relief. We remember the 7.0 magnitude earthquake of 2010, where 300,000 perished and over 2 million Haitians ended up in tent cities. And we remember the ways in which funds collected by major aid organizations in the name of earthquake relief somehow never made it to those in need.
The Haiti Emergency Relief Fund has no paid staff or overhead. They will send each and every dollar directly to grassroots community organizations on the ground in Haiti. These groups are the ones positioned to provide the most effective support for families and communities impacted by the earthquake. When the 2010 earthquake hit the capital of Port-au-Prince, HERF funded mobile health clinics, women’s groups and community organizers who brought relief for thousands of families.
When Hurricane Matthew devastated the southern peninsula in 2016, we supported the work of grassroots activists who organized caravans with health care workers, medicine and food for people in the affected areas. To repeat, each and every dollar raised went directly to Haitian community organizations.
Now, Haitians are mobilizing once again at the grassroots community level, forming work brigades to respond to this new disaster. As they confront this crisis, we ask for your solidarity and support.
Donate to the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund
We Thank You!
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund Board of Directors
Attorney at Law, Co-Chair
Solidarite, Èkumenik Lapè Enstiti (EPI)
We would all love to see a more compassionate community, part and parcel of who we are. Former nun, theologian and author Karen Armstrong initiated the Charter for Compassion, bringing together the three Abrahamic faith traditions. From that came Compassionate Cities. California is in the process of becoming Compassionate California. Daniel Zwickel initiated a Compassionate Bay Area program, which holds monthly CyberCafés every 2nd Monday. Please email us if you are interested in joining the conversation.
The annual EPI Good Friday 2021 Virtual Interfaith Worship and Witness
Lawrence Livermore Lab Webinar has taken place.
The video is being uploaded as I write, but here are photos you can peruse:
Good Friday at LLNL 2021 Photos. ^ Order of Worship
For more on the Livermore Lab Interfaith Witness and Worship, click: HERE
EPI Fall 2021 Gathering
Sanctions and Economic Warfare
A to Z, Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and 39 countries in between
Is it worth the price?
With abundant thanks to Mark Coplan, here are the links:
EPI Fall Zoom Gathering 2021 (2 Hours): https://youtu.be/g_cydSXxjsE
EPI Fall Zoom Gathering 2021 Sanctions (35 Minutes): https://youtu.be/Rq3VZXnL6cM
EPI Fall Zoom Gathering 2021 Haiti Update (27 Minutes): https://youtu.be/HS0cWlUZaHQ
The Program PDF may be downloaded: HERE y AQUÍ en español.
[Please note that as of 2:18 pm, Nov. 6, the videos are being processed,
and may not be viewed as of yet.]
Our featured speaker was Rick Sterling
Pierre Labossiere of Haiti Action Committee
and EPI board member reported on
current struggles for democratic self-rule in Haiti.
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS IN HONDURAS ARE KILLED TOO:
THE CASE OF BERTA CÁCERES
the Western Institute for Social Research in
Berkeley: Cosponsored by EPI
November 19, 6-8pm
Good Friday Virtual Livermore Lab
Interfaith Witness and Worship
“Swords into Plowshares”
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.
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.
Pastor Will’s sermon, “Keeping Faith in the Face of Empire”
Mark Coplan’s 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
Jeanette Louise Smith, 1946 – 2019
After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s
Jeanette succumbed to a stroke on Wednesday, June
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 CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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: email@example.com
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.
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!