Peacemaking:

There are many and sometimes changing aspects of Earth Justice Ministries’ peacemaking program. We work with the local Palestine-Israel Working Group to keep abreast of developments in the region and we coordinate with them to advocate for peace and justice, to co-sponsor educational events, and to raise money for relief efforts there. We stand with Women in Black and other groups around the world calling for the United States to Close Guantanamo.  Find out more at Witness Against Torture  and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Earth Justice Ministries has been supporting Occupy Beale’s anti-drone demonstrations at Beale Air Force Base outside Marysville, California, for several years.  Beale is the home of the Global Hawk Drone, a surveillance drone that identifies targets for weaponized Predator and Reaper drones. We have been organized worship services followed by nonviolent direct actions at the gate of Beale Air Force Base on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. See a video of the 2014 Ash Wednesday service and nonviolent action at Beale. Read Sharon Delgado’s  blog posts about drone actions at Beale.   Stay up to date about ongoing Beale protests at the Occupy Beale AFB website or Occupy Beale Facebook Page. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Children of God.”