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Peace and Social Action
In witness of the Quaker Peace Testimony, Live Oak Friends Meeting offers the information on this web page to all who wish to work for peace in our troubled world. We hold fast to the belief that there is that of God in everyone, and by learning to express that belief in our words and actions, we can transform the violence and destruction that currently characterize the American presence in the world community. In these pages, we present information about the Quaker approach to alternatives to violence, techniques for creating a culture of peace, and links to web sites and organizations dedicated to the same cause. Whatever your spiritual leadings, we invite you to join us in our peace work.
Current Local Quaker Peace Actions
- Lobbying Congress on behalf of criminal justice reform
- Texas Impact Weekly Witness in Austin starting January 9, 2017
- Alternatives to Violence training program
- Participation with Standing Up for Racial Justice Houston
- Participation in Network of Spiritual Progressives--check out their upcoming Spiritual Activism Training, available online from Jan 4 to Feb 12, 2017
Check out our PASA Calendar to see how LOFM Friends are engaging
with local community actions that express our testimonies!
Past Local Quaker Peace Actions
- Interfaith Prayer vigils in support of Standing Rock Sioux in their battle against the Dakota Access pipe line (DAPL), including at the homes of Energy Transfer Partners executives and the executives of some of their investors.
- Supporting Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) which would have given equal rights protections for 15 different types of discrimination: sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy
- Prison Ministry
- Execution Vigils
- Hurricane Katrina/Rita Relief Activities
- Services for Homeless Children
- Friends Peace Teams
- American Friends Service Committee
- Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
- Houston Peace and Justice Center
- Interfaith Ministries