Students at TMS do their part to promote peace with Seneca County Heritage Parade

kids allparade 10class of kidsThe kids were wonderful.  Thanks everyone!  Let’s hope that we can be like Sadako the little Japanese 12 year old girl who died from exposure to radiation from the atomic bomb.  Please ” Lord NO MORE BOMBS”  would be Sadako’s prayer.

Seeing Christ in Each Other

ST. FRANCIS CONVENT TO HOST DOROTHY DAY PRESENTATION ON SEPTEMBER 19 Robert Russo to address the Catholic Worker founder’s pacifist stance

Dorothy Day scholar Robert Russo will speak on September 19, 7:00 – 8:15 pm, at St. Francis Convent Chapel, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. The event is sponsored by Tiffin Area Pax Christi and Project Peace.

Russo’s talk, entitled Seeing Christ in Each Other, will examine the underlying causes and consequences of Dorothy Day’s pacifist stance. Day was a journalist and social activist who was best known for her efforts with the Catholic Worker Movement. She founded the Catholic Worker in New York City in 1933 to serve the poor during the depths of the depression. She is currently a candidate for sainthood.

Russo, a Perrysburg resident, has a Master’s Degree in Systematic Theology from Lourdes University. Over the past ten years, he has lectured, written, and conducted extensive research concerning Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. He is the author of The Thrills of 1924: Dorothy Day Encounters the “Underworld Denizens” of New Orleans.

According to Russo, “pacifism in Day’s case must not be considered only in the light of death occurring from an unjust war, but also through the death of the human spirit arising from injustice, brutality, crass materialism, and poverty.”

A free will offering will be taken. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 419-447-0435, Ext. 136.     Peace Crane poster[6930]

Headin’ back to Palestine June 3

Dear friends,

I’m rather slow in making this appeal for any help you’d like to forward to Project Peace for our trip once again to palestine from June 3-13, 2019.  The situation is not getting any better so there is EVERY reason to keep advocating for the Palestinians whose HOPE forward is getting shakier.  Still Project Peace shall not give up…We will continue to take delegations and help people SEE the situation as it is with the settlements, e.g. occupying more and more of the traditional lands of the Palestinians.

This year we will have the special occasion to meet with Tamimi the young Palestinian who braved the situation with an Israeli soldier–pushing him when he was trying to take her brother away.  She served  months in prison for her brave stance.  Now she has wisdom to share and we’re hoping we can absorb some of that bravery in her.

We shall of course visit many friends–who continue no matter WHAT IS HAPPENING to speak their minds, to build infrastructures of resistance like schools for the girls, etc.

Won’t you join us in spirit?  If you are able, donations made to Project Peace would be very much appreciated.  The address is:  sr. Paulette, 200 St. Francis AVe. Tiffin, OH 44883

Blessings in every way to you.  If you want to communicate with me while I’m in Palestine, I’d be happy to do so.

lovingly,

sr. Paulette

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity: A Trip to the Holy Land/Palestine

From June 3-14, 2019 please consider joining a delegation with Sr. Paulette Schroeder to the Holy Land/Palestine to understand the struggle: i.e. to meet with nonviolent leaders, enjoy Palestinian food, travel to and explore Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Bi’lin, Hebron and the Bedouin people and many more places. You will learn about the conflict from the people themselves who have been living IN the conflict.

The trip, including airfare is affordable—keeping it below $3000—which includes everything except your personal mementos, etc. The lodging is modest—in a respected hostel, and the days offer some debriefing and down time toward evening.
Please consider joining us for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to actually be present to many faiths’ sacred sites and to come to an understanding of the source/s of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Call Sr. Paulette 567.230.0220 for more information.zeileka

Christmas Parade downtown Tiffin with 6th. grade Peace Club

We had such fun together at the Christmas Parade.  The peace club wanted very much to share some excitement with downtown Tiffin. The kids  threw candy, shouted Merry Christmas and had great fun with the hundreds of people along the roadway. What a good group of young people!  I was so proud of and happy for them.  It rained all the way, but they held to their goal with grit.parade 2

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Delegation Trip to Palestine West Bank planned for June 3-14, 2019…Join?

Palestine landDear friends of Project Peace,

Much joy and peace as we enter into this Advent season coming this Sunday!  What a great spiritually rich time to grow into greater understanding and patience with our world, with love for family and friends and all God’s people.  I wish you each the very best of Church seasons.

I am wanting very much to tell you of a really wonderful experience coming up from June 3-14 with a delegation trip to Palestine.  This trip will vividly show the reason for the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Travelers will meet Palestinians and Israelis working for a change in the status quo there.  Delegation members will both understand and feel the need to help justice and international efforts come forth to effect peace.

The trip is perfect for changing attitudes, for further reflection, for information gathering from the sources.  I invite you to come with us or pass this information on to someone whom you think might be interested in the project.  The cost is less than $3000.00.  The places we travel are Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron and perhaps one or more of the small villages and the Bedouin community.

June 3 -June 14, 2019

Ten nights in the Holy Land – Jerusalem, Bi’lin,  Bethlehem and Hebron

 Delegation Experiences:

+Understand the struggle in East Jerusalem with Al Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the effects of the Wall.                                                                                                              +Meet with leaders of the nonviolent resistance in Bi’lin and enjoy a Palestinian family there.                                                                                                                                                +++ +Meet with the Rabbis for Human Rights and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association and other Jewish organizations                                                                                                           +Learn about the situation in Gaza and perhaps go to Gaza…need application early though.                                                                                                                                                     +Stay at the Tent of Nations and learn of the efforts to hold onto one’s family ancestral land.                                                                                                                                                     +Visit a refugee camp in Bethlehem.                                                                                               +Meet with students at Bethlehem University to hear their point of view.                                +Hear of some working conditions for the people living under Occupation.                     +Interviews with  Dr.Mazin Qumsieh, a Professor from Bethlehem University to learn of the water problem and how he is trying to build up Palestine for greater independence into the future.                                                                                                                               +Hopefully visit and eat with the Bedouin families and hear of their latest struggles with the military.                                                                                                                                      +Visit with nonviolent activists in Hebron and hear from Youth against the Settlements.     +Work with Christian Peacemaker Teams and help monitor school checkpoints for the children in Hebron.                                                                                                                         +Visit Tel Rumeida in Hebron, home of King David before Jerusalem, and visit a family living there.                                                                                                                                             +Visit the Baka Valley to understand the farmers’ plight and the importance of water in dry farming.

All this and most especially a sense of COMMUNITY with the rest of the delegation members.  Please Call sr. Paulette 567.230 0220.  or email:  pauletteosf@hotmail.com or go to facebook http://www.facebook.com@projectpeacetiffin