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June 2017

Peace Camp Houston

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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It’s time to register for the Peace Camp Houston sessions for Summer 2017.

“One Earth, One People” is the theme. Crafts, yoga, cooperative games, special guests, cooking, and MUSIC, are among the fun and age-appropriate activities that will help children and teens with skills and understanding for building a more peaceful world.

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Yoga for Meditation

June 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Houston Zen Center, 1605 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008 United States
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Certified Yoga teacher and Zen meditator Kosen Brian Burrell teaches a series of classes exploring the close relationship between yoga postures and sitting meditation.

This class will:

- Heal, challenge, and energize the body and mind
- Promote awareness through breathwork, stretching, standing poses and relaxation
- Support sitting & walking meditation practice

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5th Annual VegFest Houston Vegan Community Expo

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road
Houston, TX 77477 United States
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Free Admission. Perk Passes Available for special perks

Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. presents the 5th Annual VegFest Houston on Saturday, June 17, 2017! Join us at the Stafford Centre Convention Hall from 10AM-4PM. Come learn about creating an ethical, compassionate and sustainable world for all! Peace begins on our plates!

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July 2017

John Pilger’s The coming war on China

July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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IT’S no secret that Beijing has been building up its military might in the South China Sea.

But there’s another superpower making an even bigger play to stay top dog and many of us wouldn’t event realize. The United States has surrounded China with 400 military bases in an almost perfect “noose”.

In a new documentary set to air on Sunday night, The Coming war on China, award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger challenges the notion of the world’s newest, biggest trading nation as an enemy.  He also reveals the build-up to war taking place right on Beijing’s doorstep.

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Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshop

July 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
TBD Houston, TX United States
$75

AVP is dedicated to reducing violence: on the streets, at work, in schools, in homes, and in relationships everywhere
AVP provides tools for creative, nonviolent resolution to conflicts used by peace workers such as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus of Nazareth, and many others
The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive,

2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:

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August 2017

On The Beach (1959 Movie)

August 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins. This black-and-white film is based on Nevil Shute's 1957 novel of the same name depicting the aftermath of a nuclear war. Unlike the novel, no blame is placed on whoever started the war; it is hinted in the film that the threat of annihilation may have arisen from an accident or misjudgment.

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September 2017

Investigating Russia 2017 Natalie M. Smith PH.D

September 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W. 26th
Houston, TX 77008 United States
Free

Natalie M Smith visited Crimea, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, as a delegate of the Center for Citizen Initiatives in May 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Russian literature and linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and has traveled in the Russian Federation since 1995. CCI, the largest citizen diplomacy organization between the two nations, determined this year to carry out a first-ever “information-gathering” delegation of American citizen investigators who would travel to major Russian cities to learn what is happening in Russia – since many allegations are made in US mainstream media and few know whether it is truth or misinformation.

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ACR Houston Lifetime Achievement Gala

September 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, 77027 United States

A Salute to Leaders in the Field of Conflict Resolution

The Association for Conflict Resolution Houston (ACRH) Chapter, a 501c3 since 2001, is holding its inaugural benefit to raise funds for the professional commitment of local mediators to initiate Peer Mediation programs within schools in the Harris County and contiguous counties.

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January 2018

Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop January 12 – 14, 2018

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - January 14 @ 4:00 pm
TBD Houston, TX United States + Google Map
$75

The Basic AVP Workshop is fun and empowers personal growth—an interactive, intensive,

2½-day experience that hones interpersonal conflict-resolution skills. Experiential exercises, small groups, and one-to-one interactions build community and trust around the themes of:

Affirmation & Self Esteem

Communication & Cooperation

Creative Conflict Resolution

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April 2018

Two Houston Quakers Visit Israel / Palestine

April 6 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Clear Lake Islamic Center, 17511 El Camino Real
Clear Lake, 77058
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Free

Two Quakers have recently returned from an interfaith delegation to Palestine and Israel. They will share photos and stories from their experiences after staying with families, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and non-governmental organizations and experiencing life on both sides of the separation barrier.

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June 2018

Peace Camp 2018 – Week One

June 4 - June 8
Houston Mennonite Church, 1231 Wirt Rd.
Houston, TX 77055 United States
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018.  This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18.  The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills.  Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned.  Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week One takes place June 4th-8th at the Houston Mennonite Church - 1231 Wirt Rd. Houston 77055

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Peace Camp 2018 – Week Two

June 18 - June 22
First Congregational Church of Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024 United States
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Two takes place June 18th-22nd at the First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Rd.  Houston 77024

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July 2018

Peace Camp 2018 – Week Three

July 9 - July 13
Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Dr.
Houston, 77057
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Three takes place July 9th-13th at the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Dr. Houston 77057

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Peace Camp 2018 – Week Four

July 23 - July 27
Cameron Retreat Center, 2402 Holcombe
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Four takes place July 23rd-27th at the Cameron Retreat Center, 2405 Holcombe Blvd. Houston 77021

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Peace Camp 2018 – Week Five

July 30 - August 3
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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“Justice” is the theme this summer for Peace Camp 2018. This is an alternative day camp from 9am -3pm, for children ages 5-18. The focus will be on developing inner peace and building problem solving skills. Yoga, gardening, special guests, using puppets co-operative games, and cooking are some of the activities planned. Youth who are 13 and older will have a curriculum that deals with gun control, racism, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and other more mature topics. Although several sessions are at churches, the camp is not religious.

With violence permeating our culture, let’s make teaching peace a priority!

Week Five takes place July 30th-August 3rd at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin St. Houston 77004

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August 2018

Benefit Concert for Peace Camp featuring the band Traveler

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bohemeo’s Cafe & Coffeeshop, 708 Telephone Rd.
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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We hope you can join us for this benefit for Houston Peace Camp, a day camp for kids that fosters an understanding of peace, justice, and environmental awareness.

All proceeds go toward helping this very special program.

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September 2018

Children’s Art Project for the International Day of Peace 2018

September 21
Houston, TX United States + Google Map
Free

For the fourth year, the Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County, Inc. is organizing a children’s art project for the International Day of Peace. Groups of children from various organizations and churches in the county are making art pieces with peace as the theme.

The art will be displayed in several community locations including the South County, Mitchell, and Conroe public libraries, the Conroe Chamber of Commerce office, the South County Community Center, and the South County and Conroe YMCAs. Additionally, art will be exhibited in the churches and other facilities where children created it including the Oscar Johnson Community Center, the Congregation Beth Shalom in the Woodlands, the Al-Ansaar Mosque, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Children’s Books on Wheels.

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October 2018

Peaceful Planet Foundation Wellness Retreat

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Council on Recovery, 303 Jackson Hill St #1,
Houston, 77007
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$10

Day Retreat focused on educating the community on plant based nutrition and mindfulness. The event will feature yoga classes featuring different styles of yoga, introduction to different types of meditation and nutrition talks which discuss the benefits of plant based nutrition. Plant based lunch is included in the price of attending the retreat. The retreat will also feature cooking demonstrations on preparing plant based meals.

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Camp Congress for Girls Houston Fall 2018

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Medical Center, 7702 South Main Street
Houston, 77030
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$140 – $160

Camp Congress for Girls Houston Fall 2018 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 9 to 15 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for YouTube. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. Girl Scouts participating in Camp Congress for Girls Houston will earn a Citizen Legacy Badge for participation. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion.

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Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to the 2018 Harvest Gathering/Creation Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. This free event has fun & educational environmental activities for all ages. Adults can attend lectures by experts addressing the latest science on major environmental issues & what action you can take. Kids can enjoy planting in our pollinator garden, games, fun educational activities, and decorating a pumpkin to take home. Exhibits by local environmental nonprofits will offer more opportunities to learn and engage. 

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