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 Walter Cronkite & Congressman Dennis Kucinich - Dept. of Peace

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"What is quite clear - and would become clear as you go along with this campaign - is that you are trying, and I consider myself with you on this in every way...
[To create] not only a massive but a basic
change in our culture,
in our entire approach to our relationships with other human beings...
It's not a matter of simply getting another Department of government.
You're speaking of an entire philosophical revolution."

~ Walter Cronkite


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Begins with Us"

from Rep. Kucinich
Transformation Begins with Us - Rep, Dennis Kucinich


Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich



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Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich
on CNN's interview about the Department of Peace


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Lynn McMullen

Department of Peace National Campaign Coordinator

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The Peace Alliance is our national organization advocating for the Department of Peace Bill. Their website contains a wealth of information, tools and more. Please visit it often for the latest national news and updates. Our grassroots are growing rapidly!

peace branch imageTALKING POINTS: An overview of legislation with bulleted talking points
Click here to download the PDF file.

Peace Dove SymbolCLICK HERE to READ the entire Bill: HR# 808

peace branch image"PEACE IS PRACTICAL & POSSIBLE!":
Learn more about real solutions that exist currently. Click here to read about programs from around the country that are working very effectively at reducing violence and transforming peoples lives. These are examples of the kinds of programs that might be supported more systemically through a Department of Peace.

Peace Dove SymbolIN THE NEWS:

National Nonviolent Communication Conference Calls are scheduled at 6:00 p.m.
The call in numbers are (605) 772-3001 access code is: 470821#. Join in and participate in the next national conference call intended to support you in your communications and how the methods of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can enhance the effectiveness of the Department of Peace campaign.
CLICK HERE for more info about these national NVC Conference calls

and to access archived calls.
CLICK HERE - To learn more about NVC in general.

Dept. of Peace - PEACEPODCASTDept. of Peace Activist, Jason Brock's new podcasting provides daily updates, news, and information for the Department of Peace movement. You can receive this audio broadcast through the internet via mp3 downloads and a .xml file podcasting feed. Click here to link and start hearing news and music about peace.

Peace Dove SymbolThe Light Connection The DOPeace & Nonviolence Bill provides for the establishment of a Peace Academy. Learn more about The University for Peace in Costa Rica, an existing functioning model, from CA State Coordinator Christine Elliot during her recent visit.
Click here to read the entire article,
as seen in April's 2006 issue of The Light Connection.

peace branch imageOPRAH MAGAZINE - DOP - in the news -
Feb. 2006 & Nov. 2005 Issue:

February's 2006 issue published our very own AFDOP's Jerry Gibbs' letter to the editor that summarized his belief in the Department of Peace Bill (see page 30 for his letter).

"I hope only that it reaches a audience that are as inspired about this as our group is! We can get the word out and will make a difference one small victory at a time. Peace Be Upon You!"~ Jerry G.

In the November 2005 print issue, reference pg. 259 in the section titled "Profiles in Peace" (the article is The Marriage Whisperer). The first paragraph starts: Oprah Magazine Nov. issue - Harville Hendrix, PhD endorses DOP in article
"The same techniques that keep marriages strong, says therapist Harville Hendrix, can end conflict between nations. It starts with trying on someone else's reality. "

The last paragraph of the article goes into detail about the DOP bill and why Hendrix is endorsing it. The complete article is not on-line; so please reference/purchase an issue to read all about it!
What a great endorsement: good to use for Outreach materials when tabling or talking to people about DOP.

Creating a Culture of Peace: Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Azim Khamisa, Barbara Marx Hubbard, all support the Dept. of Peace Bill

Read about "Creating a Culture of Peace" from those who are showing that Peace is Possible - here and now!
Click to read articles and excerpts from Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Azim Khamisa, Barbara Marx Hubbard.


peace branch imagePlease click below sections for helpful materials and more info:


peace branch imageThe Peace Resource Center of San Diego (PRC): Think Globally, Act Locally. The Peace Resource Center of San DiegoSince 1980 PRC has promoted networking among peace-related organizations, offering nonviolent alternatives to conflict resolution and carrying on a program of peace education. It is guided by the principles of nonviolence, tolerance, compassion and respect for diversity. Membership is open to all individuals and organizations concerned about peace with justice and the need to live by these principles.

Peace Dove SymbolDEPARTMENT OF PEACE (DOP) SUPPORT Across the United States
There is a growing movement of support for the Department of Peace Bill. Please see these links:

The International People’s Initiative for Departments of Peace, launched at the People’s Summit for Departments of Peace
in London in October 2005, involving grassroots movements to establish Departments and Ministries of peace in countries around the world, has a new Web site and newsletter posted to keep you updated:

Click to read more ~ Dept. of Peace in Canada!

Peace Dove SymbolCLICK HERE to receive AFDOP Email Updates
with reminders of monthly meetings and regular updates on the progress of AFDOP and the Department of Peace.

Americans for the Department of Peace Enjoying a House Party!

Americans for the Department of Peace (AFDOP) is a citizens’ group advocating passage of the Bill to establish a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace.
We are the Southern California chapter of the national organization to advocate for this Bill, “The Peace Alliance”: www.the

Americans for the Department of Peace - Peace is the destination AND the journey

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