David Gierlach, rector of St. Elizabethʻs Episcopal Church in Kalihi/Palama, discussed his thoughts on how faith communities can serve as sanctuaries during these times of uncertainty for immigrant communities under the Trump administration. A broad community of many faiths came together to share why they came to this event. David then dialogued with the various comments […]
Join us for this public discussion on militarism and indigenous human rights in the Philippines. Learn about the struggles of self-determination among Lumad peoples in Mindanao. Discuss with community members on how we can support affected groups and make connections.
Tuesday, March 10, 7-9pm Weaver Hall on the grounds of the Church of the Crossroads. 1212 University Ave., Honolulu Presentation by JEFF PATERSON, former Kaneohe Bay Marine who publicly refused to deploy to the Gulf War. Featuring: JACOB BRIDGE, active duty Kaneohe Bay Marine officer, Conscientious Objector applicant. KYLE KAJIHIRO, advocate for downsizing the US […]
December 9, 2012 from Maren Tirabassi: The Candle of Peace, a confession God, in all the history of the world, this is the second candle — We will light the candle of peace, after this conquest, this independence, interference, this border-making, Peace, after this injustice is righted, after this right to oil, trade, wealth is […]
Every pivot needs a fulcrum, the support about which a lever turns. Hawaiʻi is the fulcrum of the U.S. military pivot in the Pacific. Last November, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the […]
RESISTING THE NAVAL BASE ON JEJU ISLAND: Church of the Crossroads, November 29, 6-8pm Koohan Paik, a Hawai’i-Island-based, Korean-American peace activist, will be speaking about one of the newest (and most impassioned) resistance movements to US militarism – that taking place on the small “island paradise” of Jeju, South Korea. Paik recently returned from the […]
When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the U.S. military’s “Pivot to the Pacific” many of us in the Hawaiian Islands celebrated an anticipated economic boon. Some of us eyed warily the notice of increased live-fire training and Strykers on the Big Island. And shadowy rumors: UAV’s (drones) are to be based here? What’s this about […]
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., “A Time To Break Silence,” April 4, 1967, Riverside Church, New York City Excerpts from a blog by S. Brian Willson Sept. 12, 2012 (www.brianwillson.com) “War is always […]