The Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice is dedicated to the propositions that violence begets more violence, that the forms of violence are social and economic as well as physical, and that the human spirit can reach its highest potential only in an atmosphere of peace, mutual respect, and generosity. (read more)

Topeka - Homicide Vigil

Another senseless death by gun violence has robbed our community of one more person. Http://www.wibw.com/content/newsTopeka:police-investigate-shooting-in-SE-topeka-378904751.html

Javen Earl Fondren, 19 … killed in the 6oo block of SE Lawrence Street, Topeka, 9 PM Tuesday evening.

CENTER FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE/HEEDING GOD’S CALL – WILL HOST A VIGIL FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 13, AT 10 AM AT THE NEW MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, SE 28TH AND INDIANA IN THE HIGHLAND PARK AREA, TOPEKA, KS.

Winners of the 2016 Tom and Anne Moore Peace & Justice Award

Marilyn Hull, program director at the Douglas County Community Foundation and Craig Sweets with Change of Heart have spent decades making Lawrence the winner.

Weekly Activities – Meetings, Protests And Vigils

Art and Conversation: 1 -5 pm, 708 W. 9th St. Suite. 105. Art and Conversation is a friendly gathering for women high school age and above who are in recovery from the experience of sexual violence in their lives. Contact Lindsey at 785.843.8985 or gadugiadmin@sunflower.com to enroll in this FREE Art-Based Support Group. Meets every first Saturday.

The Douglas County Commission meets at 4 pm each Wednesday at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. Full meeting agendas are available online at douglascountyks.org

GI Rights Hotline: 1 877 447-4487

The GI Rights Hotline provides accurate, helpful counseling and information on military discharges, AWOL and UA, and GI Rights:
Why should I call 1-877-447-4487?
The GI Rights Network is a private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that answers thousands of calls from military personnel and their families. There are many reasons for these calls. You can call us for help with any of the following issues:
• DEP Discharges (Delayed Entry Program)
• Entry Level Separation
• Dependency or Hardship Discharges
• Medical or Disability Discharges

Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award Winners

1994

Shelley Miller
Shelley Miller (1954-1994) was a close friend to many, neighborhood and community activist, and citizen of the world. For several years she used the ECM kitchen to prepare weekly rice and beans dinners to raise awareness and funds to support freedom movements in Central America. She directed her estate to support her heartfelt causes, and it has funded renovations to this kitchen as an enduring tribute to her passion for freedom and justice. The ECM kitchen is dedicated to Shelly Miller. http://etext.ku.edu/view?docId=ksrlead/ksrl.kc.millershelley.xml

Tom and Anne Moore Peace & Justice Qualifications

The purpose of the Tom and Anne Moore Peace & Justice Award program is to promote peace and justice efforts in the local community and to recognize individuals or organizations who exemplify the goals of peace and justice through their practical and constructive work locally, nationally, or internationally. Any Douglas County organization or individual resident is eligible for the award. An LCPJ committee made up of coalition members and local residents reviews nominations.