WHO
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ARE

Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) is a grassroots, non-partisan, interfaith, member-supported non-profit organization that brings together people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and professions for the purpose of positive peaceful change on the local, national and global level. It helps people understand that peace is not just the absence of war, violence and conflict, but a vibrant, thriving, safe, secure and sustainable neighborhood and world— that peace is a necessity for survival, not a luxury for the affluent.

CURRENT PROJECTS

YOUTH
PEACE ART

The Pacem in Terris Youth Peace Art Exhibition is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our younger citizens what the world should be like.

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PEACESEEKERS

PeaceSeekers holds educational events, vigils & citizen campaigns urging non-violent diplomatic solutions rather than military force as a solution to civil, ethnic, religious & economic problems.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Event: Pacem Film Series

Pacem Film Series
Pacem in Terris's winter 2018 film series is here! Join us for four fantastic free friday films at St. Stephens Church in Wilmington. Each Friday at 7:00pm from February 23-March 16 we will gather to view and discuss these films that address current critical issues.

 

2018 Winter Film Series and Discussion

February 23

Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. He was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

How can you be non-violent in a violent world? Can non-violence be useful in a world of violence? How can you stick to your values in a world where peer pressure to be different is intense and unrelenting?  How can non-violence influence the violent? Is it possible for people of faith and conscience to live with integrity in a world of evil and oppression?

March 2

Arrival

 Mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe. An elite team, lead by linguist Louise Banks are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers— and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

How do you treat immigrants that are different than you? How do you communicate with someone different than you? Is communication possible with someone radically different than you? Who has radically different views than yours?

Mar 9

The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Provocative and realistic Korean war drama (which contains a strong anti-war message) deals with U.S. Navy pilots assigned to bomb a group of bridges in North Korea. It emphasizes the lives of the pilots and crew in the context of the Korean War— a conflict that until recently seemed remote.

What was the last war with Korea like? What is the origin of the current posturing and bellicose behavior of politicians when it comes to Korea? Is war with Korea something we want to do again?

March 16

Dr. Strangelove

A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and played for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. (Almost as crazy sounding as the current nuclear rhetoric coming out of Washington and Pyongyang.)

Is nuclear war possible? Inevitable? Could it be started by a madman? By a current delusional politician? Can the threat of nuclear war be eliminated?

 

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