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Welcome Walk for a New Spring

March 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome Peace Walkers
 
Join Cambridge Friends and Massachusetts Peace Action in a welcome potluck and discussion this Sunday, March 25th, at 6pm at the Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge. Join the conversation and bring your favorite dish! All are welcome.
 
Shireen Al-AdeimiCanadian-American-Yemeni grad student Shireen Al-Adeimi of Harvard will give a talk on the current crisis in Yemen, and connect the issue to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to MIT on March 24th. 
 
For the last 17 years, the Buddhist monks from the Leverett Peace Pagoda have led an annual “Walk for a New Spring.”  As always, they focus on the social disgrace of a society where children go to bed hungry while we budget over a trillion dollars for a new nuclear arms race amid a culture of perpetual war.  
 
This year they will be arriving in Cambridge on Sunday (the 25th). On Sunday evening there will be a pot-luck/community gathering starting at 6:00.  Everyone is invited for an informative and inspiring evening.   Join us, please, and bring along some form of nourishment … good energy and food.
 
Find information about the Walk for a New Spring and its organizers below:
 
 We are now in a chaotic and unstable time internationally. The US, the only country to have used nuclear weapons, now believes it has the right to overtly threaten or use nuclear weapons at will. These are weapons that should never have been used and have deeply eroded a sense on moral code for humanity’s collective behavior. At the same time, an historic global achievement was reached in 2017: The UN treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Although the US is the leading voice opposing this treaty, with a handful of countries following, the vast majority of the world is moving forward to close the door forever on nuclear holocaust. Let us move inspired by the global community. Let us strive to bring local, state governments and institutions to comply with this treaty, thus bringing the moral pressure to the Federal government. Let us do all we can, finding all creative ways, to protect life on earth from nuclear war and all war.

In addition, the Poor Peoples Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nations distorted morality.

For more information call 413-485-8469 or email Newenglandpeacepagoda@gmail.com Additional information will be available soon on our website, Newenglandpeacepagoda.org.

“If the US abandoned the idea of defending the nation through violence, machine force and warfare… instead shared its military budget with its own people in need and others around the world, the lives of all those people could be sustained… when the US can convert itself this way, then other countries would come to admire the US instead of fearing it. The way of thinking in which policies depend on force… have come to a deadlock here in US. When it reaches the ultimate deadlock that will be the beginning of change. Not a single penny is needed. Believe in others. Believe in the world… “  -Guruji’s Words

“Look at this human figure. Where can you find tools of killing on a human body? Human beings who were born with out tools for killing have now come to place the highest importance on the killing of others. That is the greatest failure of the modern civilization.” Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii – (1982)

The New England Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist community of Nipponzan Myohoji Japanese Buddhist Order.  The temple and pagoda is located in Leverett, MA. 

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Date:
March 25, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm
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Venue

Cambridge Friends Meeting
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge,
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