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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

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for 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 16, 2021


(Hear ye, Hear ye!)

Out with the old, in with the new! 

2020 is now history, thank God. We, the Ecumenical Peace Institute community, must gather our energy, our resources and our creativity and be a transformative force for good. This is our charge, one we accept with joy as we invite you to join with us.

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There is an upcoming action
on January 22 at the West Gate of UC Berkeley. Details will be posted so please re-visit this website.

Our annual Good Friday Interfaith Witness and Worship Service is in the planning stages. It will be on April 2 this year, so please mark your calendars.

It’s time for our year-end appeal

We are your peace and justice community.


[The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the scam artists even to EPI's gates.
Here is a great guide from MDUUC: Heed it!]

Seventy-five years after the first nuclear weapons were used, the weapons are #stillhere.

(Download PDF Flier)

Nuclear Weapons Are Illegal

Friday, January 22, 2:00 - 3:00

University of California, Berkeley

West Gate  –– Oxford and Addison

Ecumenical Peace Institute invites you to join us to tell UC the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now entered into force.


 The treaty prohibits state parties from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their territory. It also prohibits them from assisting, encouraging or inducing anyone to engage in any of these activities. (ref. Nuclear Age Peace Foundation) 

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         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

EIP's Living Graveyard will be virtual for the foreseeable future.
You are urged to be risk-adverse. It could save your life!

I urge you to call on congress to end all sanctions

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has introduced legislation which  includes congressional  oversight of  US sanctions

US Congressional switchboard: 1-866-338-1015

To read about effects of sanctions, see


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