Houston Peace and Justice Center Condemns Hate Crimes

Houston Peace and Justice Center Condemns Hate Crimes The Houston Peace and Justice Center condemns all threats and hate crimes directed at the Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as any minority group in our nation. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, these threats and hate crimes increased after Donald J. Trump was elected …

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Support Campaign Nonviolence Houston Young Adult Delegates

Houston Peace and Justice Center will match all donations up to $800 to send young adults ages 20-32, to the School of the Americas Watch in Nogales, AZ from October 7-10th. Every little bit helps. Please donate securely below! Campaign Nonviolence-Houston is partnering with CODEPINK: Women for Peace, and Veterans For Peace to organize and lead this Young …

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HPJC Statement on Immigration Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) supports the immigrants from Mexico and Central America , and well as from other countries, who have come to this country for a better life. HPJC is very disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court did not support President Obama’s Executive Order regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood …

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HPJC Deplores Violence in Orlando

The Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) , a diverse organization that upholds human and civil rights for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation, deplores the recent mass shooting and deaths in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts go out to the victims of this heinous crime as well as their families, friends and the citizens …

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Difficult for Texas to shine when it has the death penalty

Difficult for Texas to shine when it has the death penalty There have been several articles in the Houston Chronicle recently about improvements to the criminal justice system (Harris County approves funds to reform jail, criminal justice system, 4/26/2016). Such improvements are sorely needed and most welcome. However, it will be difficult for Texas to …

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Peace Camp Houston starts in June

By Judith Hoffhien Are you looking for an alternative camp for youth? Peace Camp Houston offers a unique day filled with yoga, co-operative games, gardening, cooking, weaving and other fun activities.  Peacemaking skills, conflict resolution strategies, and stress reduction are part of the week’s  program.  Special guests such as doctors, community activists, and attorneys share …

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Houston Foreign Policy Alliance Wants Endorsements for new Resolution to Reform US Foreign Policy

The Houston Foreign Policy Alliance (HFPA) has released a resolution that they hope will get widespread support from all parts of the political spectrum, and which basically calls for greatly reducing US military spending and intervention, while relying more on diplomacy to resolve international disputes. The HFPA is a new left-right convergence group, along the …

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