Events

Come out and attend an event in your community and be a visible sign of the peace and justice movement in Nebraska


NFP and NAACP Family Friendly Picnic to Celebrate 

Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013:*

“It always seems impossible until it's done.”

WHEN: Saturday, July 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Trago Park, 22 nd and U Street 

Nelson Mandela led in liberating South Africa from apartheid, received the Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking, and everywhere testified to the rights of people of all colors, cultures, creeds, and countries to be free of oppression and violence.

We welcome all people of good will in Lincoln and surrounding communities.

  • Please bring foldinga chairs and potluck dish of veggies, desert, or a salad.
  • Hosts will supply sloppy joes, drinks, dishes and eating utensils.
  • Hosts will provide short tributes to Mandela and much music.
  • Members of Lincoln’s African community will be invited to talk about Mandela and his impact on them.
  • Socialize and talk about what Lincoln can do for peace and freedom.
  • Donations are welcomed and will be split equally between the NAACP and NFP.
  • Children can also play in the Trago Park water-splashing fountains.

*Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918; we hold this event on July 16, Saturday for convenience sake. Event held in Malone Center in case of rain or excessive heat. Further info: (402) 475-4620 or (402) 475-4700.

Journey of Hope… from Violence to Healing

We are excited that the Journey of Hope…From Violence to healing will be spending 10 days in Nebraska supporting the effort to RETAIN the end of the death penalty! From July 15 – July 23, murder victims family members, death row exonorees, and the family members of death row inmates will crisscross the state sharing their stories and why they support alternatives to the death penalty. Check out the schedule to see who will be visiting your city!

Omaha Area Events:

Sunday 7/17 – Omaha 10 am, St Benedict Catholic Church, 2423 Grant St, Omaha, NE 68111 Speakers: George White & Bill Babbitt

Tuesday 7/19 – Omaha 6:30 pm, Countryside UCC, 8787 Pacific St., Omaha NE 68114 Speaker: Derrick Jamison

Wednesday 7/20 – Omaha 7pm, St Vincent de Paul, 14330 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68164 Speaker: Bill Pelke

Wednesday 7/20 – Omaha 7:45pm, St Paul’s Lutheran, Millard 13271 Millard Ave, Omaha, NE 68137 Speakers: Bill Pelke & Derrick Jamison

Thursday 7/21 – Omaha 7pm First United Methodist, 7020 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68132 Speakers: Bill Pelke & Derrick Jamison

Saturday, 7/23 – Omaha 6 pm, St Leo’s Catholic Church, 1920 N 102nd St, Omaha, NE 68114 Speakers: Marrietta Jaeger Lane & Shujaa Graham

Sunday 7/24- Omaha 11:30 am, St. John’s Church at Creighton, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178 Speakers: Marrietta Jaeger Lane & Shujaa Graham

Lincoln Area Events:

Sunday 7/17 – Lincoln 9-11:30 am, Antelope Park Church of the Brethren, Worship service & Adult Sunday School, 3645 Sumner St, Lincoln, NE 68506 Speaker: SueZann Bosler & Shujaa Graham

Monday 7/18 – Lincoln 7 pm, Lincoln Unitarian Church, 6300 A St, Lincoln, NE 68510 Speaker: Bill Pelke & Derrick Jamison

Tuesday 7/19 – Lincoln 7 pm, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St #102, Lincoln, NE 68508 Speaker: Bill Pelke

Tuesday 7/19 – ON AIR Lincoln 6 pm, KZUM 89.3 live on the air, Tune in to hear from Journey of Hope President Bill Pelke

Friday 7/22 – Lincoln 7 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St, Lincoln NE 68502 Speakers: Bill Pelke & Derrick Jamison

Sunday, 7/24 – Lincoln 3 pm, First United Methodist Church, 2723 N 50th Street Speakers: George White & Sandrine Ageorges Skinner

Other Regional Events:

Thursday 7/21 – Alliance 7pm, St. John’s Lutheran, 2090 Emerson Ave, Alliance, NE 69301 Speakers: Bill Babbitt, Randy Gardner, George White

Tuesday 7/19 – Chadron 7 PM, First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 370 Chadron Ave, Chadron NE 69337 Speaker(s): Randy Gardner & George White

Monday 7/18 – Columbus 7 pm, St. Isidore, 3921 20th Street Columbus, NE 68601 Speakers: SueZann Bosler & Shujaa Graham

Wednesday 7/20 – Fremont 5 pm, First Baptist Church, 505 N C St, Fremont, NE 68025 Speakers: SueZann Bosler & Shujaa Graham

Tuesday 7/19 – Grand Island 7 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm St, Grand Island NE 68801 Speaker: Bill Babbitt

Tuesday 7/19 – Hastings 7 PM, First United Methodist Church, 614 N Hastings Ave, Hastings NE 68901 Joint event with First Congregational United Church of Christ, Speakers: Sandrine Ageorges Skinner & Bess Klassen Landis

Monday 7/18 – Holdrege 5:30 PM, Dinner at All Saints Catholic Church, 1204 Logan St, Holdrege NE 68949 Speakers: Bill Babbitt, Randy Gardner, George White

Monday 7/18 – Holdrege 7 PM, First United Methodist Church, 6th Ave, Holdrege NE 68949 Speakers: Bill Babbitt, Randy Gardner, George White

Sunday 7/17 – Henderson 7 pm, Bethesda Mennonite Church, 930 16th St, Henderson, NE 68371 Speaker: Bess Klassen Landis & Sandrine Ageorges Skinner

Saturday, 7/23 – Kearney 7 PM, Faith United Methodist Church, 1623 Central Ave, Kearney NE 68847 Speaker: Bill Babbitt

Friday 7/22 – Kimball 7 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 305 East 4th St, Kimball NE 69145 Speakers: Bill Babbitt, Randy Gardner, George White

Thursday 7/21 – Lexington  7 PM – First UMC 201 E. 8th Street Lexington, NE 68850, Speakers: Sandrine Ageorges Skinner & Marietta Jaeger Lane

Thursday 7/21 – Norfolk 7 pm Spirituality Center at Immaculata Monastery, 300 N 18th St, Norfolk, NE 68701 Speakers: SueZann Bosler & Shujaa Graham

Wednesday 7/20 – North Platte 3 pm, First UMC, 1600 W E St, North Platte, NE 69101 Speakers: Sandrine Ageorges Skinner & Bess Klassen Landis

Wednesday 7/20 – North Platte 6 pm, The Espresso Shop by Caravan, 419 N Dewey St., North Platte, NE 6901 Speakers: Sandrine Ageorges Skinner & Bess Klassen Landis

Wednesday 7/20 – Scottsbluff FILM SCREENING 6:30pm Midwest Theater, 1707 Broadway, Scottsbluff NE 69361 Speakers: Bill Babbitt, Randy Gardner, George White. Plus, showing of the academy award nominated film “The Last Day of Freedom” featuring Bill Babbitt

Friday 7/22 – Seward 3 pm, Seward Public Library, 233 S 5th St, Seward, NE 68434 Speakers: Sandrine Ageorges Skinner & Marietta Jaeger Lane

Saturday, 7/23 – Sioux City 11 am, Dakota City UMC, 1523 Locust St, Dakota City, NE 68731 Speakers: SueZann Bosler & Shujaa Graham

Friday 7/22 – Wayne 6pm, First United Methodist Church, 516 Main St, Wayne, NE Speakers: SueZann Bosler & Shujaa Graham

Monday 7/18 – York 7 pm, St. Joseph of York, 505 East Ave. York, NE 68467 Speakers: Sandrine Ageorges Skinner & Bess Klassen Landis

NEBRASKANS FOR PEACE BOARD MEETING

The next NFP board meeting is on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 9:00am, in Omaha, NE. Location TBD


Help Stop Global Warming - It Can Be Done!

WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month, at 11:45am
WHERE: Augustana Lutheran Church, 3647 Lafayette Ave, Omaha, NE

Our meetings are a time to learn something new and renew our connection to those we are working with on the all-important issue of climate change locally, nationally and internationally. The meetings feature a conference call with the Citizens' Climate Lobby organization (which starts promptly at noon), followed by discussion of local actions.

If you can't join us, please write a letter to the editor about global warming and send it to the Omaha World Herald - Pulse@OWH.com (or your favorite local paper found here: http://nebraskansforpeace.org/letters_to_the_editor).

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

CCL's mission is to create the political will for a livable world. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate. Our focus is to build support for federal legislation to place a steadily increasing fee on fossil fuels in which all of the revenue is returned directly to households.

If you are not near Omaha, you may find a CCL meeting anywhere in the world (Yes, this is a world wide problem with a world wide effort to solve it) at https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-citizens-climate-lobby/

Peace Vigils Every Saturday in Omaha

Join us every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for our weekly Peace and Justice Vigil on the northwest corner of 72 & Dodge St. in Omaha, NE
Contact Steve Horn for more info: 402-426-9068
Bring and hold your favorite sign, a hula-hoop and do some Hooping for Peace or just come take a stand for something good.
If you don't walk, bike, bus or ride in a carpool to this, please park in the lot on the Northeast corner of 72nd & Dodge Street.


Peace Vigils Monthly in Grand Island

The Cental Nebraska Peace Workers Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace meets on the 4th Sunday of every month.
The group meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm, at 3pm.
The Peace vigils are held the following Wednesday at 5pm on the corner of State St and Webb St,
by the Grand Island mall.
For any questions, contact Del Roper at (308) 384-3266.

Evening programs and vigil schedule to be announced below.

Everyone is welcome, especially those in the Omaha area! Come for an hour or for the whole three days.
 
 9 1/2 minute video reenactment on the Hiroshima bombing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9lwvImJqT0&NR=1

Democracy Now Aug 5, 2005 - Long-Suppressed Nagasaki Article Discovered http://www.democracynow.org/2005/8/5/long_suppressed_nagasaki_article_discovered

Defying US occupation forces, George Weller was the first reporter into Nagasaki after the US dropped the atomic bomb. His 25,000 word
report did not get past the US military censors. Now dead, we speak with Weller’s son who has just discovered the carbon copy of the
long-suppressed article.
 
"The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today" by John Pilger, Aug 06, 2008 http://www.zcommunications.org/zspace/commentaries/3578
 
 The schedule for the vigil is: Aug 5 - Thursday: Evening –  People are welcome to attend Mass and a Potluck Dinner at
the Omaha CWer starting at 6 p.m. at 1104 N. 24th St. Omaha.  Call ahead if you able to do so. Contact Jerry Ebner - cwomaha@gmail.com - 402- 502- 5887 for more info.

Vigilers arriving in Omaha will set up base in basement of St John's Church - Creighton Uni. http://www2.creighton.edu/maps/
Please consider bringing food to share with others.
There is plenty of floor space for any and all who wish to attend from out of town. Anyone needing a bed or any other special accommodations please
contact Jerry Ebner and the folks at the Omaha CW. cwomaha@gmail.com, 402-502-5887
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Aug 6 - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate (http://dodlodging.net/VT_Offutt_Map.htm# )
Bring a chair, sunscreen, blankets, umbrella. Water and Juices are provided.

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "Original Child Bomb" http://www.originalchildbomb.com/index.php in the basement of St
John's Church on the Creighton campus.

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Aug 7 - Saturday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate ( see above details to bring)

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "The Forgotten Bomb - the truth about nuclear weapons" http://www.forgottenbomb.com/getinvolved.html

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Aug 8 - Sunday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate

7:30 p.m Group Discussion: "Why is Offutt AFB the most dangerous place on the planet and what does it have to do with the A-Bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki?"

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Aug 9 - Monday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vigil with closing ceremony and prayer (and line crossing if anyone is up to it.)
 

Contact People for more info:

Jerry Ebner, Omaha CW
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
www.no-nukes.org/cwomaha
Email: cwomaha@gmail.com
402- 502- 5887

Frank Cordaro , Phil Berrigan CW House
713 Indiana Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50314
www.DesMoinesCatholicWorker.org
frank.cordaro@gmail.com
(515) 490-2490
 

Omaha Catholic Worker
Jerry Ebner, Mike Brennan
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
www.no-nukes.org/cwomaha
Email: cwomaha@gmail.com
402- 502- 5887

 

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