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 15th of July.

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

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.

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!

Click on the image above to watch Greta Thunberg’s speech
on climate change before the United Nations.
Or you may listen to the mp3: Speech mp3.

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

“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


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