Please join us on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th as we celebrate our National and Local Peacemaker Award Recipients!
A celebration of the handmade and the unique, the practical and the beautiful, the Peace Sale takes tradition and gives it a few modern touches. Buy handmade treasures; bid on a quilt during the live auction; browse Ten Thousand Villages; drink Fair Trade coffee; feast on freshly prepared food, take home a shoo-fly pie – and know that you’re supporting peace and justice at home and abroad.
The Mennonite Sale for World Peace is a sale and auction in the tradition of Mennonite Relief Sales held annually across the United States and Canada.
The Houston Youth Voters Conference is a summit dedicated to the empowerment of Houston
youth as it concerns four pillars of civic engagement: voter registration, voter turnout, non-
partisan dialogue, and volunteering.
This event will celebrate our right and privilege as youth to participate in our democracy and
effect change in our communities. It will feature speakers, policy discussions, and opportunities
to meet other-like minded youth. We will get registered/pledged to vote together, and come up
with actionable ways to get civically engaged as a united Houston youth front!
The annual Jazz for Peace performance at Houston Mennonite Church is back for 2019!
Featuring Free Radicals + The Bob Henschen Quartet
Potluck, silent auction, and performance to help Free Radicals pay fair wages to the many guest artists on their upcoming 8th album. The silent auction will include dozens of peace posters from the personal collection of longtime Houston peace and justice activist Lee Loe.
Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future – and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement – the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country – and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. The film is directed by Sidney Beaumont and Mike Bonfiglio, produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia and distributed by National Geographic Documentary Films.
Have you ever wanted to know how to better communicate with people from diverse cultures? Then here is your opportunity!
You are invited to the 2019 Creation Care Fest – Environmental Extravaganza! This free event is actually three events in one: lectures by expert speakers on The State of Our World, an exhibit by local environmental organizations, and a family-friendly festival with kids’ activities such as nature/environment-focused games, crafts, encounters with live education animals, seed planting (to take home & watch grow!) and much more.
Please join the Houston Peace & Justice Center for our Quarterly Board Meeting. Organizational members are asked to send a representative to each Quarterly Board Meeting. Individual members are always welcome to attend. We will be discussing our 2018 plans for activism towards peace and justice in the areas of peace and family education, foreign and military policy, environmental justice, economic justice, and human rights and criminal justice. We also welcome members to send in their agenda items. Hope to see everyone there!
(HOUSTON, TX) – Community advocates and concerned residents will hold a rally and press conference on Tuesday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. to urge Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) to delay voting on funding for Segment 2 of Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) controversial North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion.
The 7th Annual VegFest Houston is moving to a huge new home at Minute Maid Park! Our Vegan Festival features include: superb vegan restaurants, exciting vegan and abolitionist animal rights organizations, ‘Kids Zone’ Makerspace with crafts, vegan food & fitness demos, our popular “Ask a Vegan” booth and panels, free product samples, like-minded community booths and green businesses, plus raffle prize giveaways. Join us we make history again on Saturday, July 13, 2019!