Bringing peace, justice, and environmental groups and individuals together since 1985
Since its founding in 1985, Maryland United for Peace and Justice (MUPJ) has provided networking, communication and support to groups and individuals working in Maryland towards a world with lasting peace, social justice and a sustainable environment.
MUPJ, a 501(c)(4) corporation, is a statewide organization that connects groups and individuals working for peace, justice, and a safe environment. MUPJ’s goal is cooperation among peace, justice and environmental groups for the purposes of mutual support and more effective coordinated actions.
MUPJ was started following a statewide call to Maryland peace groups in the fall of 1985 by Jesse Aiken, a Maryland peace activist. It was agreed that the groups wanted a monthly calendar of events, a state resource guide, and a yearly peace and justice conference. Our first statewide conference was held in April 1986. MUPJ, Inc. was formed to address the need for greater coordination, networking and communication among the many groups and individuals concerned with peace and justice, as well as the annual conference and the calendar of events.
MD United for Peace and Justice-Institute for Positive Action (MUPJ-IPA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with the purpose of education and information concerning current issues of importance to those working for peace and justice. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the MUPJ Institute for Positive Action at the address on the front.
We conducted the annual Peace, Justice and Environment Conference, rotating its location around the state. We now offer workshops on a variety of subjects every quarter and hold Summits which connect and empower groups and individuals working on peace, justice and environment issues.
The organizations listed below carry out a wide range of activities to bring about progressive change in our state and many also participate in and/or support MUPJ activities. “S” indicates groups that participated in the November 2014 MUPJ Summit and “C” indicates co-sponsors of the May 2015 MUPJ Conference.* (If we inadvertently omitted your group from this list, please let our co-webmaster know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out their websites to learn more about the vital goals and work of these MUPJ members and partners!
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Middle Atlantic Region https://afsc.org Has two Baltimore affiliates: Friend of a Friend https://www.afsc.org/program/friend-friend-program
Dominique Stevenson 240-707-0110
American Friends Service Committee
Anne Arundel Peace Action
Baltimore Ethical Society (C) http://baltimoreethicalsociety.org/
Snail Mail and Calls
Our mailing address is 306 W Franklin St #102, Baltimore, MD 21201. All calls should be directed to 410-581-2322.
For general inquiries, please email email@example.com.
You can email our administrator, Stephen Meskin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can email our president, Paul Furth, at email@example.com.
Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice (C) http://www.stonyrunfriends.org/srcms/content/baltimore-quaker-peace-justice
Baltimore Nonviolence Center
325 E. 25th St. , Baltimore , MD 21218 . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benjamin Peace Foundation (C) http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/52-2183293/benjamin-peace-foundation.aspx Contact Ron Benjamin email@example.com
Bethesda Friends Meeting (C) www.bethesdafriends.org/
Bridges Not Walls – Cheverly https://www.facebook.com/bridgesnotwallscheverly/
Contact Joani Horchler https://www.facebook.com/joani.horchler
Committee for Palestine Rights, Howard County (C) http://washingtonpeacecenter.org/node/12146
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation www.cjpf.org/
Cyprus Friendship Program (C) http://cyprusfriendship.org/
Contact Treasurer, CFP, Inc.
8048 Cindy Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
Democracy Alliance www.democracyalliance.org
Contact Democracy Alliance
P.O. Box 18607
Washington, DC 20036
Divine Word Missionaries (S) http://www.svdmissions.org/
Global Coalition for Peace http://www.globalcoalitionforpeace.net/
Global Consciousness Press (S, C) www.gcpweb.org
Contact Deaver at 301-464-6994
|Howard County Friends of Latin America (C) www.friendsoflatinamerica.org Leslie Salgado firstname.lastname@example.org|
Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington www.jcouncil.org/
Main Office: 301-770-0881
Maryland Conservation Council (C) http://mdconservationcouncil.org
2304 South Road
Baltimore, MD 21209-4430
Maryland Progress Caucus
Contact Sheila Ruth Sheila@shielaruth.com
Paint Branch Unitarian Universalists Church Social Action Committee (C) www.pbuuc.org
Pax Christi, Metro DC (S, C) www.paxchristimetrodc.org
Contact Catherine Rotterman
Pax Christi, Baltimore (S, C) www.paxchristibaltimore.org
Contact Chuck Michaels
Peace Action Anne Arundel County (C) http://www.mdpeaceaction.org/pages/contactus.htm
310 Riverview Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403-3328
Peace Action Howard County (C) http://www.peace-action.org/affiliates#Maryland
6112 Fence Post Court, Columbia, MD 21044
Peace Action Prince Georges (also Prince George’s Peace and Justice Coalition)
- Lucy Duff, 301.577.2350
People for Change Coalition, http://www.pfccoalition.org
Prince George’s County Commission for Individuals with Disabilities (S)
- 4 – 6 p.m.
- The 3rd Wednesday of every month
- Largo Government Center
First Floor Conference Room
9201 Basil Court
Largo, MD 20774
Progressive Cheverly (S, C) www.progressivecheverly.org
Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice http://uusj.net/
Washington Catholic Archdiocese Justice and Advocacy Councils, Prince George’s County (S) http://stjanedechantal.org/ministries/parish-and-civic-ministries/justice-advocacy-councils
Washington Peace Center www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Washington, D.C. Branch (S, C) www.wilpfus.org
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Baltimore Branch (S, C) www.wilpfus.org
Youth Leadership Support Network http://www.worldyouth.org https://www.facebook.com/joani.horchler
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Archive for October, 2015
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
September 21, 2015
The Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN, the Church Center for the United Nations, and an impressive list of coalitions and organizations including the World Peace Prayer Society co-sponsored a day-long vigil for the International Day of Peace at the Tillman Chapel in the Church Center across the street from the United Nations on 21 September.
The event was entitled, “The Quest for a Just and Sustainable Peace,” with a keynote address on “A Tale of Two 70s: The 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Atomic Bombing.” The winning artwork of the 2015 Peace Pals Art Exhibition with the theme “Love to Hiroshima–Love to Nagasaki” was on display throughout the day.
The Chaplain for the Church Center, which is run by the United Methodist Women, is Rev. Dionne Boissiere. She now has her own desktop Peace Pole, which she placed in a special area where those in attendance could write their prayers on a ribbon to post on a board. The Chapel was filled with prayers for peace all day long. Rev. Boissiere also put out a call to churches to ring their bells at 12 noon and for everyone to Tweet, #MayPeacePrevailOnEarth!
The World Peace Prayer Society held a World Peace Prayer Ceremony with the flags of all nations at 3:00, following the hourly Minute of Silence, accompanied by the Society’s Peace Bell made of recycled weapons of war. The flags has been raised that morning by students at the bell ringing ceremony by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Now each one was presented in turn as everyone sent a prayer for peace to prevail in each country of the world in turn, accompanied by the transcendent music of the World Peace Violin.
Many special friends of the World Peace Prayer Society took part in the prayers, including Andrew Benson Greene of Sierra Leone, who has long worked with Bockarie Enssah, our Peace Representative there. He is an accomplished poet, who has written a book of poetry called “The Peace Pole.”
This heartfelt call to peace from the United Nations was surely felt around the world. May Peace Prevail on Earth.
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