A movement to connect the dots between groups working to end racism, poverty and war, what Martin Luther King called the three evils of society. This September 16-24, 2017, Campaign Nonviolence is organizing its week of action where peace and justice groups across the world are planning marches, events, civil disobedience, etc. to stand in solidarity.

UPDATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 Evening with Swamiji
renown Hindu Leader from the
 Viswayogi Foundation, India.
He is known for his vision for unity among faiths and call for peace.
Thursday, September 14th at 7pm,
Freedom's Chapel, 961 Getwell Rd, Memphis.
Candlelight Vigil for victims of violence in the Memphis Area.
 

Peace Labyrinth Walk Led by Swamiji and Various Faith Leaders from Memphis
Saturday, September 16th at 11 am,
Unity Church of Christian
Practicality,
9228 Walnut Grove Rd.  
 
  
  
  Third Annual Interfaith Peace and Justice Vigil at the National Civil Rights Museum
on Sunday, September 17th from 3-5pm, where community leaders will speak about their vision and work to create a Nonviolent Memphis and world.
MUSIC STARTS AT 2:30
  
  
The Sound of Peace - Meditation with
Music and Mantra

with an Opening Talk by Rinpoche,
Thursday, September 21st from 7-8:30pm
at Pema Karpo Meditation Center,
3921 Frayser-Raleigh Rd.

 

 
Campaign Nonviolence Memphis
participants will stand
 as witness to Nonviolence as a way of life at
intersections across the city on
Friday, Sept 22nd from 5-6pm.

 

Meditating with the Blue Turtle
a sensory enhanced
 meditation experience
Music, ocean sounds, and shifting lights used to
create a relaxing and peaceful environment on
Friday, September 22nd, 6-7pm
at Pema Karpo Meditaiton Center 3921 Frayser-Raleigh Rd.
 




Drum Circle

Saturday, September 23rd, Noon
at Courtyard Area behind Overton Square.
Everyone welcomed to join in.
Bring your percussion instrument
or we'll have extras.


  
Heightened Five Senses Party
Saturday, September 23rd, 7 -10 PM at Pema
 Karpo Meditation Center. A Party Mix of Ancient Wisdom Techniques with Modern Stuff.
Includes: Music, Conversation, Discussion, Snacks and Fizzy H2O. Could be time and space for some yoga and mindful dancing too.  Rinpoche will lead the heightening senses section and discussion.







Photos from lthe 2014 week of action.



At the Enough is Enough March in north Memphis, Sept. 19




Campaign Nonviolence Memphis held a Community Forum on Gun Violence last night as our week of action continues. Memphis is ranked as the nation's 5th most violent city, but plenty of people are working to change it, including these four gentlemen who comprised our panel: (pictured from left) Stevie Moore of Freedom from Unnecessary Negatives, Elgin Tunstall, Violence Intervention Liaison at Regional One Health Center, Delvin Lane of 901 BLOC (Better Lives, Opportunities and Communities) and Bishop Mays, Jr., Director of the Memphis Gun Down program. Attendees heard from several other speakers representing community groups and city & county agencies. Memphis Mayor A C Wharton was also present to praise the efforts underway to stem the tide of gun violence, and to present the challenges we face in our work. Thanks to Cheryl Cornish and First Congregational Church for hosting us once again.


Paige Jerit from the 4th grade class at St. Agnes Academy created the grand prize winner in our poster contest.


Rev. Eddie Brooks jammin' at the Sing a Song for Peace Rally on Sunday, Sept. 21st,
The UN International Day of Peace.


Drummers chased away any negative vibes that might have been hanging around Robert Church Park
at the Sing a Song for Peace Event on Sunday.


A great turnout for the Retreat on Gospel Nonviolence led by Fr. Charles McCarthy at Church of the Holy Spirit on
Saturday, Sept. 20th. Fr. Charlie put us all in the right frame of mind for a great week of nonviolent actions.


Sister Jeannine Gramick delivered a moving talk about violence toward
the LGBT Community. She challenged us to speak up about things
we can do to create a more just environment for all.


The right of all people to peace! On Saturday, Sept. 28th we marched in solidarity with the LGBT Community at
the Pride Parade down Beale Street.