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The Interfaith March for Peace & Justice is a national event that will be held on April 29, 2018 and begin simultaneously in cities and towns across the country. Initiated by the Safe Alliance for Interfaith Leaders and co-sponsored (on the local level) by the North Columbus Friends Meeting, this event has garnered interest across the country; sister marches are in the early stages of planning in over a dozen cities at this time. We would like to invite Friends who are interested to consider bringing this event to their communities.

The purpose of this peaceful, non-partisan event is to share the following unifying message: we affirm equal justice and religious liberty for all and we condemn all acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or violence against people based on their religion, race, or place of origin. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our website at or email Greg Davis at It only takes one person to get the ball rolling to organize a march in any given location. (We don’t care how large or small it may be). Thank you for your consideration.

In recent communications, the Peace and Service Committee invited Friends to learn details of the Border Convergence program by visiting . We hope Friends who plan to attend have informed themselves about the schedule planned by School of the Americas Watch, and we hope many Friends will participate. Here’s a direct link to the schedule:

[Look midway down the page for the times of events on each day.]

We are grateful to the Migration Action Committee of Pima Meeting (Tucson), which has offered to help Friends with lodging and hospitality, and other concerns. Please contact:

Bea Quiroga:
German Quiroga:

Pima Friends have generously made their meetinghouse available as a gathering place for Friends participating in the Border Convergence on Friday, November 10: Pima Meetinghouse, 931 North Fifth Avenue, Tucson AZ, on Friday, November 10, from9:00 am to 11:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

On Saturday, November 11, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, the senior center in Nogales, Arizona will be open to Friends as a gathering place:

Santa Cruz Council on Aging – 125 E. Madison #4, Nogales AZ 85621

Friends who need information on the gathering places, or assistance to feel well oriented in Tucson and Nogales, may call Germán or Bea at the mobile numbers above. [Thanks, Germán and Bea!]