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ICPJ: Alternative Holiday Fair, December 2, 2011

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
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730'Tappan., Jllnn.Jir6oti !Mldiigan 48104 {734}.663-1870
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holibag Fair
Sunday, December 2, 2001 • 2 PM - 6 PM
512 E. Huron
Ann Arbor
734-663-9376 -~l'
(First Baptist Church)
Handmade goods from third world countries.
Farm animals, trees, and fish
to be sent to poor farmers around the world.
A wide selection of items which benefit those in need.
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First. Baptist Church and Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
SERRV • Self Help Crafts • Church World Servire • UNICEF
Heifer Project International • And Many More!
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'Kfiat tJJou IC!PJ ~out 9/11 ant! ~falianistanP
Many calls have come to the ICP J office asking about our stance in the terrorist attacks and the U.S. response. On
October 17, such an inquiry came from the 1\nn Arbor News, in preparation for an anicle they planned. The ICP J staff
realir.ed that since the initial statement by our Steering Committee on September II, enough has happened to rtl[llln
ftutlur tltoug!Jt.. As a result the staff (Barbara Fulkr, RusseU Fulkr, Abby Sehlllff 111111 Sheri Wlllllkr) drafted 111111 has
IIIIIM a•llilllbk the following sllllewunl.
On Seplembec II th, just after the attacks in New York and Washlngton, our Steering Committee prepared a statement. We
stand by that original statement, written on Septembec II, 2001, although if we were writing it in light of subsequent events
we might say it in some different ways.
We believe this is a time when it is crucial to affirm our nation as a diverse, but yet a single people---{)ne family that Includes
people of every nation, ethnic group, race and religion known to the world We must resist any temptation toward racial,
ethnic or religious profiling, while standing with and for any group that becomes a victim of sucb profiling by any person,
group, or agency of our nation.
We believe that violence is more likely to beget violence than to bring either peace or justice 1be understandable rage, anger,
bitterness, and call for revenge that bas been generally felt must be tempered with thoughtfulness, understanding and patience.
IDtimately, only the truth can heal our grief and anger.
1be world bas not beenglvenenough evidence against anyone to justify the actions the United States is taldng in Afghanistan.
Th bomb that nation, without evidence of its involvement in the attacks, only increases the cycle of violence. 1be poor
people of that nation are suffering greatly under these attacks, but punishing the wrong people will not heal our pain.
Two wrongs will not make a right Whatever grievances those responsible for the attacks may have, they took the wrong
method of expressing their anger. Our own violent retaliation to that violence will not build a more peaceful world.
1be question that so many have asked needs to be honestly explored. "Why do they hate us so mucb7" 1be reasons may be
valid or invalid-llkely there are both. But above all they need to be understood! Ignorance of other people does not breed
understanding. Hate will not produce truth. It is good that so milny people are now asking questions about Islam and about
Middle Eastern traditions and history. We need to seek answers by earnest listening to the other peoples of the world, by
learning more of the their history, and by learning the story of western relationships to the Middle East over the last !50
We have heard a lot of singing of America the Beautiful these last weeks. But we need to listen to all the words. Uke:
May God thy gold refine God mend thine every flaw
till all success be nobleness and confirm thy soul in self control
and every gain divine. ·thy libeny in law.
lbose words imply a vital truth: Even our beloved country bas a need to be refined .... bas flaws that need to be mended.
America must not act with baste and hate but rather with self-control. We must prize our libecty so dearly that we will not,
in fear, give it up by ignoring our basic rights and Jaws.
If we take that idea seriously, it means that true patriotism demands questioning and often self-criticism. And it means that
we, the citizens, need to be more aware of what bas been done and whal is being done in our name, not blindly trust a
ftlghtened and politically charged government to make secret decisions. With little questioning, and with only one NO vote,
Congress bas effectively declared war, but given the President permission to decide against whom that war will be waged
1bose Who disagree with us have every right to ask whal suggestions we offer instead We confess that there are no easy
answers, and belie~e we must resist latching onto "quick fixes". We believe these are times for openness-for our government
to be open about whal it does and about the real reasons for its actions.
We believe these are times for us all to have open and inquiring minds willing to seek truth, even if the truth reveals some
flaws or mlstakes ..... for us to be open to each other, tallting and sharing our insights and concerns. We should be knowledgeable
about the policies the U.S. bas pursued in the Middle East, including our part in the 1954 overthrow of a democratically
elected government in Iran, the bombing of iraqi civilian infrastructure during the Gulf War in violation of international law,
and our intervention in Afghanistan in the 1980's that trained and armed the people who have become the Tallban.
--See ICPJ Respons. to 9/11 on p. 8
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The Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice and the Religious Action for Affordable
Housing have recently received generous gifts from Tobi and Doug HannaDavies.
Tobi, former ICPJ director is also one of those who have helped to
launch and support RAAH.
Although Doug continues to serve on the Urtiversity of Michigan faculty, the
two have sold their home in Ann Arbor, moving to Kalamazoo to be nearer to
children and grandchildren. In that transition, their awareness of real estate
values was magrtified The home they purchased on Broadway sold for far more
than they had paid for it. Moreover, they discovered that home values in
Kalamazoo were sigrtificantly less than here.
Whereas most people would take tltis all as good news-a well deserved personal bonus, Tobi and Doug got a different
message! The lack of affordable housing in our area is related to such realities. The agenda which Tobi has built with ICPJ
to secure a more equal and just opporturtity for the people living on lower incomes is also related. It has a lot to do with the
fact that the well-off and rich get richer, while the poor get poorer. ,
It should surprise no one that to a social work teacher and counselor, to peace and justice advocates, and to a long-time
advocate for the less fortunate on our City Council, tltis message would come through as a call to action! Instead of seeing,
their profit as a personal windfall, they saw it as an opporturtity'to work for a more humane society.
As a result, Tobi and Dave made a gift of $50,000 to the Religious Coalition on Affordable Housing, and arranged a $5,000
gift to ICPJ. Their dedicated support to both groups was already well known. Tobi has worked hard to help ICPJ develop a
more adequate financial base. Their gifts will bring important new strength to both orgartizations, and wlll conllnue the
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passionate concern they have had for peace and justice In our commurtity. For ICPJ, the
money will be used to increase our small endowmtj~t. but also be available for large
special needs such as office equipment.
We at ICPJ see tltis gift as an exciting and worthy challenge to us all. Not all of us Is
selling property and realizing big capital gains. But many of us recently received a
sigrtificant income tax refund. Many of us are at that stage in life where we need to be
planrting for the eventual use of our estates. Many of us have reaped more than the
average in wages and benefits from a decade of economic growth. In a brief two months,
the tax year of 2001 will close. We will be checking to see whar deductions we can
claim. We will be checking to see just how fully our financial records match our values
and ideals.
Tobi and Doug have once again set an example that should challenge us all. Area Public Radio stations have recently held
their annual fund drives, and made much use of "challenge grants." What if we took the Hanna-Davies gift In that kind of
light and sought to match it with gifts that are appropriate to our own good fortunes and our own commitment to peace and
justice? What If their generosity could open up more of our hearts and resources for the work of justice and peace? When has
the call for justice and the work of peace ever been in greater need of our wholehearted support? What could better honor the
Hanna-Davies and what could better thank them for the rich blessings they continue to be for us all?
IOPJ !frietu{ Cui£ ?{fs6itt !l(pnemDeruf
Long-time friend and supporter of ICPJ, Cecil Nesbitt died
on October 22 and a memorial service was held at First
Presbyterian Church on the 26th. Cecil has been a stalwart
member of ICPJ's Disarmament Task Force, with special
concern for nuclear disarmament. In recent years he and
Ethel have been regular workers in our mailing parties.~
folding, labeling, and stuffing countless newsletters and other
mailings. At First Presbyterian Church, he long served as a
member of the Peace Task Force. When that group recently
created an annual Christian Peacemaker Award, Cecil and
with Robert Gamble were the first recipients named. We
celebrate his long years and his lifetime of service to the
causes of peace and justice.
Notes from SOA Watch on making our voices heard at Ft. Benning this year
1he scenario at Ft Benning this year is a work in progress. Changes happen daily in the current political climate. R. Benning
is on high alert, and Mayor Bobby Peters of Colombus has been under heavy pressure from the military to prevent us from
holding our protest in close proximity to the base. SOA Watch has retained the ACLU of Georgia and are in a strong position
legally. There will be a safe, permitted location for the vigil. Currently, it appears we will gather at a park 1.5 miles from the
base for the programs on Saturday and Sunday. 1he Funeral Procession wlll begin from this location and process to the
entrance. It will be a solemn funeral procession. 1bis procession may not be permitted and may involve a risk of arrest by the
Columbus pollee. Upon arrival at the base, those who choose to go forward may do so. A 10 foot high fence is being
CQnstructed at the entrance and it is likely we will encounter a closed gate. Ft. Benning is making the transition to a closed
base. We will convert the fence into a memorial to the victims of SOA Violence. Please bring flowers, ribbons, banners and
other appropriate symbols to hang on the fence. People will have a number options at this point. Some may choose to climb
the fence, others to occupy a space In front of the fence. There wlll be a )Xlppet pageant and street theater, and space for
expressions in the spirit of resurrection as well as mourning. Final Updates will be given at the Bradley lheater orientation
sessions. It is more important than ever that people attend local nonviolence trainings, our local nonviolence skills sharing
· and affinity team potluck on Nov 3rd and one of the orientaion sessions at the Bradley lheater:
laiVCourt Solidarity
Jail/Court Solidarity is the name for a variety of tactics we
use to take care of each other while we're in the legal system.
It involves a combination of noncooperation techniques
and collective bargaining. TIIis year's actions at Ft. Benning
will include a highly organized jail/court solidarity
component for those that choose.
Jail/Court Solidarity Training ...... 11/16 5:30-9:30 PM
Days Inn- Victory Drive
Anal Prep Meeting ..................... ll/17 6:00-11:00 PM
(plan to attend even if Rivertown Innyou
have had training) t Hawthorne Rm.
To send off those traveling to protest the
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security
Cooperation (SOA/WIDSC) • .-
A Celebration of Casa Materna's
Work: SerYfces for the Most
Vulnerable In Economic Crisis
The Casa Materna,a residence inA
Matagalpa City, Nicaragua, offers - \
food, shelter, education, transportation ,. ~ .
and support for high-risk pregnant -- ..
women.LocallaymidwifeMerilynne . :.: ·
Rush will speak about her recent trip · ~-. of U.S. aid wiD go to the Colombian military which is also
involved in the .
Stutly/Sofitfaritytz'our to jenJSalem
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice and Friends of SabeeiMichigan
are co-sponsoring a tour of religious leaders and
human rights activists to Jerusalem January 7-15,2002. lbe
group leaders are Bishop 1bomas Gumbleton, Rudy Simons
and Betsy Barlow Barlow states the following purpose.
7b educate OIITStlvts, and to etUJblt us to educau others as
to tht llalllrt of the lsruli-Pahstinlnn conjlkt and haw
the US might assist In its resolution. We wiU nuet with
religious lttukrs, Israeli and Paltstinlnn human rights
groups, tducators, public htalth professionals, and
membtrs of tht ltgal proftsslon. Wt wiU tour sites of
historieal, cllltruaJ and religious impm1ance. The emphasis
wiU also be on /taming haw w• can txprtss our support
for a nonvioltllt COOJHrativtupproach.
lbe hosts and group leaders will take great care to ensure
safety. Adjustinents of the schedule will be made if conditions
require. lbere will be travel to Nazareth, Ibellin, the Sea of
Galilee, Bethlehem, Ramallah and several places In
lbe cost Is $1450, which includes round trip travel from
Detroit (participants from other cities can join the group in
Newark), hotel room (double occupancy-small supplement
required for a single room), two meals a day, cost of speakers
and visits to sites of historical, religious and cultural
If you are Interested in this trip, please coniact Betsy Barlow
at or by phone 734 665-5773 or the
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice 734 663-1870.
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Announces to friends of ICP]
In Support of
The Dhu Varren Affordable Housing Development
The Community Land Trust
Goal: $300,000. Early gifts and pledges received by December 30, 2001 will be most helpful.
Purpose: Your gift will help purchase a 3-acre site for 30 new townhouse, rental family homes that
are truly affordable; and help establish the new Community Land Trust. The First
$200,000 received will go to the Dhu Varren Project and the next $100,000 will
go to the Community Land Trust for acquisition.
Challenge: $50,000 has been given as a Leadership Challenge Gift by Doug Davies and Tobi HannaDavies.
Your gift will help RAAH raise $250,000 to meet the challenge of this generous
gift of the Davies.
Partnership: RAAH is working in partoership with Avalon Housing, Inc., the developer for the Dhu
Varren Affordable Housing Project. Avalon provides affordable housing with supportive
services to families and individuals. The Community Land Trust is a new organization
focused on reducing the cost of housing through land ownership, stewardship in
perpetuity, and the promotion of community among residents. The Ann Arbor Area
Community Foundation is in partoership with RAAH by serving as fiduciary for the
capital fund campaign.
You Can Help: RAAH invites you to make a pledge or gift to the Fund Campaign.
Your gift given now in 2001, or pledge for 2002, will be most helpful in securing the
land on Dhu Varren Road for 30 new affordable rental townhomes, and will help to
launch the Community Land Trust.
Information: For more information about the project or the fund campaign, call
the RAAH Message Center, 821-0345, or call Nile Harper, RAAH
President, 971-6177. Gifts and pledges can be mailed to :
RAAH, c/o Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation,
201 South Main Street, Suite 501, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Maire checks payable to: AAACF, & put "RAAH" in the memo.
If you wish to make a gift of stock or mutual fund shares, please call
Cheryl Elliott, AAACF President @ 663-0401. All gifts are tax deductible.
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"One Song, Many Voices:
A Community Concert for Peace and Justice~'
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Mary's Student Parishhadtumedin$1815,saylng
more is yet to come from her sponsors.
.... Walkers were royally hosted by the good people at
Bethlehem UCC, and were energized with music
"from Bach to Joplin" by Bethlehem's music
director. Geoff Stanton
.... Stopped by a driver to ask wha! the Walk was about,
one walker told him. She then had the presence of
mind to ask for a donation. She got $1 .
.... An impressive lesson about the importance of helping
children suffering dehyration by using a simple
salt and sugar solution was offered at the Campus
Chapel rest and education stop by nurse Mary
Pratt. It tasted awful, but if it can save lives it is
great stuff!
have declared that
November . 5 Is Ingathering Day.
ICPJ office wUJ remain open from noon until 7
that day so that sponsors can get their group's
In after work or before evening meetings.
almost all oftbe funds can be in at that time.
11 -jive of the twenty-seven ""'"""' ~12•••inn nl
United Chwr:h of Christ. In from of them all! some of the food offerings
Phdo by Ctuoi McCme-Htktum.
Countywide CROP Box Score
Thanks to the new Walk in Saline, there were five CROP
Walks in Washtenaw County during October. Initial
reports on walkers and gifts pledged show:
mm Walkers $ P!edU.
Charlie King and
Karen Brandow
A Musical Celebration of
Martin IAJther King. Jr.
A Weloome Home
from Prison to
Rebecca Kanner
Friday, January 18
at The Ark, Ann Arbor ~ . •
An Annual Benefit Concert for ICPJ: T.ic.k.e.t S.a.le.s .a.t I.C.P.J. a.ft.e.r 1. .:
Interfaith Council
for Peace & Justice
Steeriall Committee
Second Tuesday 11:00 a.m.
Memortal Christian Church
730 Tappan at HUI
TQI/t Folf:•
Mt~t~llng Schtldukl
Disarmament Worlr.inll
Fri .. Nov. 2, 16, Dec. 7
II :45 a.m. ICPJ office
Waahtenaw CROP Bun&er
Walk CoorcllnatiJlC Group
Wed .. Nov. 14 7:00p.m.
Memorial Christian Church
Kiddie East Taalr. Force
Tues .. Nov. 13, Dec. 11
7:30 p.m. ICPJ Office
Racial It Economic
Justice Taalr. Force
Thurs., Nov. 8, 22 Dec. 13
12:00 Noon-1:30pm
Relleioua Coalition on
Latin America
Tues .. Nov, 27
Dec. II 7:30p.m.
First Baptist Church, AA
512 E. Huron
Key Addresses for Citizens
Pres. George W. Bush, The White
House, Washington D.C .. 20500
Senators Carl Levin and
Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senate,
Washington D.C. 20510
Rep. Lynn Rivers, Mike Rogers,
Nick Smith,
U. S. House of Representatives,
Washington, D.C. 20515
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Stmday, December 2
First Baptist Church
512. Huron, Ann Arbor
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Handmade Good§ from 3rd World Countries
FarmAolmals * F\sb* Self-He!~* Books
Calendars* Cards* T-Shirts *Decorations
Be sure to visit ICP J's Boolh Seep. I
U. of M Campus vigil, October 8
POO/o by Linda 111m
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730 'Iappan.
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Address Service Requested
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Avalon Housing
404 West Washington
Ann Arbor, Ml48104
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