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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Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) deplores domestic violence fueled by ready availability of guns

Houston Peace and Justice Center (HPJC) deplores domestic violence fueled by ready availability of guns The recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, shows once again that gun violence in the United States is a serious problem that must be brought under control.  This was the 355th mass shooting in the United States in 2015, more than one per …

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