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Who are the Pittsburgh North People for Peace?

Do you like to discuss issues important to your community, the country, and the world? Do you think it is possible to make a more peaceful world?

Pittsburgh North People for Peace, founded in 1982, is a group of approximately 90 people who attend peace forums, discuss ideas and sponsor peace festivals to educate the community about current issues related to creating a more peaceful and just world.   We want to provide opportunities for people to participate and engage in open discussion and look forward to this blog as one more way for that to happen.

The group sponsors peace forums several times a year at the Kearns Spirituality Center in McCandless.  Recent forums have been held featuring speakers on a variety of topics including Egypt, Israel & Palestine, Innovative approaches to creating jobs, and Marcellus Shale drilling.  The next scheduled forum will be on February 19th and will be a presentation by a member of the Occupy Movement.

On December 19th, PNPP concluded 8 years of peace vigils which were held weekly together with the Sisters of Divine Providence.  On December 18th, President Obama announced the return home of combat troops from Iraq, thus ending the war as well as the vigils.

The PNPP does not have a formal membership.  Anyone is welcome to attend the events.  For more information, email pnpp@verizon.net.

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