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What's God Got to Do with It?

Hundreds of Tri-state residents are expected to participate in a lively, interactive event called "One Nation Under God? A Day of Dialogue on Religion, Government, and Public Policy." Sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC), the program is from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Church of the Nazarene in West Chester, 7951 Tylersville Rd. The opening panel will feature the Rev. Rick Scarborough, a Baptist pastor who founded Vision America and the Patriot Pastor movement; Mark Pelavin, associate director of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism; and Hadia Mubarak, first female president of the Muslim Students Association as well as a senior researcher at Georgetown on Muslim-Christian Understanding; and Sister Alice Gerdeman, coordinator of IJPC. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kristen Barker at 513-579-8547 or kristen@ijpc-cincinnati.org.

Stop Escalation of the War

Americans Against the Escalation in Iraq, with other local groups and individuals, are holding a town hall at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at 20th Century Theater in Oakley. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Miami Township) has so far declined invitations discuss this issue. In her place, military families, veterans, clergy and other expert panelists will answer questions from Cincinnatians about the Iraq War. Admission is free.

March on Washington

Cincinnati area peace activists are organizing a bus for people who want to join the national anti-war march Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C. For details, visit What's God Got to Do with It?

Hundreds of Tri-state residents are expected to participate in a lively, interactive event called "One Nation Under God? A Day of Dialogue on Religion, Government, and Public Policy." Sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC), the program is from 2-5 p.m.

Sept. 9 at the Church of the Nazarene in West Chester, 7951 Tylersville Rd. The opening panel will feature the Rev. Rick Scarborough, a Baptist pastor who founded Vision America and the Patriot Pastor movement; Mark Pelavin, associate director of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism; and Hadia Mubarak, first female president of the Muslim Students Association as well as a senior researcher at Georgetown on Muslim-Christian Understanding; and Sister Alice Gerdeman, coordinator of IJPC. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kristen Barker at 513-579-8547 or kristen@ijpc-cincinnati.org.

Stop Escalation of the War

Americans Against the Escalation in Iraq, with other local groups and individuals, are holding a town hall at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at 20th Century Theater in Oakley. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Miami Township) has so far declined invitations discuss this issue. In her place, military families, veterans, clergy and other expert panelists will answer questions from Cincinnatians about the Iraq War. Admission is free.

March on Washington

Cincinnati area peace activists are organizing a bus for people who want to join the national anti-war march Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C. For details, visit www.cincigotodc.org.

Saving Antioch

The second in a series of meetings of the Antioch College Board of Trustees will be Aug. 25 in Cincinnati. The purpose is to discuss next steps in working strategically toward the re-opening of Antioch College. A session from 9-11:30 a.m. will be a town hall open to all constituents. In the afternoon session from 1-5 p.m., the board of trustees will meet with representatives from the Alumni Association, faculty, staff and students. Visit www.antioch-college.edu after Aug. 3, 2007 for further information on the guidelines for the meeting, details on the format and meeting location.

Go Play Outside

The Hamilton County Park District presents "Beyond the Backyard," a new program designed to encourage adults to explore and experience nature with the children in their lives. Adults have the opportunity to share their positive experiences and memories of the outdoors. Naturalists and Volunteers will guide adults and children in nature-related activities and hikes at three different parks. Visitors can meet at Embshoff Woods' Parcours Trail, Fernbank Park's flagpole and Mitchell Memorial Forest's playground. The program begins at 2 p.m. Aug. 26. For more information, visit www.GreatParks.org or call 513-521-7275.

Stand for Peace

The Women in Black have been steadfast in demonstrating against the war in Iraq since it started in 2003. Participants gather with signs in the traffic island at Vine Street and Central Parkways from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays. All peacemakers are welcome, including men and people not dressed in black.

 
 
 
 

 

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