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Resources from the September-October 2017 NewsNotes

The following resources were listed in the September-October 2017 issue of NewsNotes.

Celebrate the Seasons of Creation from September 1 – October 4. Find prayer resources for the month of September at

Join “Days of Action against U.S. Blockade of Cuba,” from September 11 – 16 organized by the International Committee for Peace, Justice, and Dignity for the Peoples.

Celebrate World Food Day on October 16 and Food Week of Action from October 15-22. This is an opportunity to act for food justice and food sovereignty. Find educational and worship materials, suggestions for daily actions and solidarity events near you.

Read the August issue of Encounters which examines what we need in the NAFTA renegotiations: open, transparent, serving the common good.

Read A Land Full of God, the latest edited volume from Churches of Middle East Peace Executive Director Rev. Dr. Mae Cannon. Available for purchase at

Read “Does My Story Matter? Seeking Asylum at Mexico’s Southern Border,” a 36-page report which highlights the hardships migrants from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America face as they seek safety in Mexico. Produced by the Latin America Working Group.

Watch short videos about NAFTA produced by the Council of Canadians, with subtitles in English and French: NAFTA and ISDS: NAFTA and Water: NAFTA and Energy:

Watch “The Life for the Amazon,” the first 30- minute episode of a documentary series produced by REPAM.

Watch “Peru: The judicial process of the Aymarazo socio environmental conflict” an 8-minute video about the struggle of the indigenous people of Puno, Peru, to secure their rights to water and a clean environment, with the help of Maryknoll Sister Patricia Ryan.

Download the powerpoint presentation by climate scientist Alan Robock on the intersectionality of climate change and nuclear disarmament.

Read “Defenders of the Earth: Global killing of land and environmental defenders in 2016,” the 60-page report by Global Witness that documents the murder of more than 200 land and environmental defenders in 2016 – the deadliest year on record.

Apply for a free online course on civil resistance. Rutgers and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) are now accepting applications for the moderated online course, "People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance." The course comes with optional graduate credits offered by the Graduate School of Rutgers University. The online course will take place from September 27 – November 10. Application deadline: September 17, 2017. Learn more and apply at

Find links to seven games for raising cultural, political, and economic awareness and action organized by the TESA Collective – The Toolbox for Education and Social Action. Some of the games are free and available online

Find a screening of “The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bomb,” a new documentary by Helen Young about five peace activists, including two Catholic women religious and the late Father Bill “Bix” Bichsel, as they practice creative, active nonviolence against nuclear weapons. Watch the trailer: and follow the Facebook page:

Call to Prayer and Action: U.S. and North Korea. Find links to prayer, action, and articles about the escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.