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)

War Is Not A Game

On Friday, November 27th, Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice will kick off its Don't Buy War Toys campaign 2015.

We will be standing at the corner of 9th and Massachusetts at 5 pm handing out leaflets and talking to the crowd gathering to await Santa's arrival.

December Peace Vigil

The Coalition monthly peace vigil will be held on Saturday, December 5th. We stand of one hour. We have been standing for peace since 2012.

Signs are available or bring your own.

This holiday season the world needs peace most desperately. Join us.

Holiday Fundraisers and Local Festivals

Bizarre Bazaar Lawrence Art Center, 944 New Hampshire
Local artists and crafters offer gifts and decorations for the season.
Friday, November 27th from 5 – 9 pm and
Saturday, November 28th from 9 am to 5 pm.

Cups to Carry: An ECM Fundraiser ECM Building, 1204 Oread
A mega Handmade cup sale open from 10 am – 6 pm. Yes, MEGA and made by local artists, the KU Ceramics
Club, and friends! Choose from a selection of 500 cups starting at $10. With each cup get a hot beverage,

Weekly Activities – Meetings, Protests And Vigils

Art and Conversation: 1 -5 pm, United Way Building, 2518 Ridge Court. 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 to enroll in this FREE Art-Based Support Group. Meets every first Saturday.

Grandparents Kinship Support Meeting. 4 – 5:30 pm Redeemer Lutheran Church, 27—N. Lawrence Ave. Meets every 1st Sunday.

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


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.

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.