Author: Rena Guay

Finally published! Peace Post, Winter 2011

Here is the long awaited "We Love Winter So Much We Extended It" issue of the Peace Post. In it you'll find the announcement of our Mertens Peace Award and fundraiser event featuring entertainment by Peggy Johnson, an article describing out becoming an affiliate of War Resisters League, and and…

Sign the petition in support of Bradley Manning

Join the thousands from around the world who have called for justice for Bradley Manning. To: US Department of Defense; US Department of Justice We, the Undersigned, call for justice for US Army PFC Bradley Manning, incarcerated without charge (as of 18 June 2010) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Media accounts…

March to Support Alleged Whistleblower Bradley Manning

Manning, an Oklahoma native, faces 52 years in prison for exposing war crimes What: Solidarity March in Support of Bradley Manning When: Thursday, August 12, 8pm Where: Corner of NE 16th and Lincoln to Oklahoma State Capitol This Thursday, August 12, Oklahomans will show support for and solidarity with Pfc.…

New monthly action meeting – 3rd Sunday of June and July

We're very excited about this change in our schedule: We are going to have monthly meetings for some hands-on activities that serve to help end war, promote and enhance GI Rights, counter military recruitment and engage other peace work. The meeting will be on the third Sunday of June and…

The People’s Journey tour to stop in OKC for talk about Iraq War

U.S. Iraq War vet and Iraqi journalist to share their experiences and mission for peace OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Center for Conscience is pleased to announce that our community will host a nationwide speaking tour on the Iraq War, named “The People’s Journey,” whose speakers come from diverse backgrounds,…

OCC creates special fund to assist Travis Bishop’s appellate defense

OCC has set up a fund for the appellate defense costs of Travis Bishop, a conscientious objector who received a 12 month prison sentence (later reduced to 9 months) for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan. Travis hopes on appeal to have his conviction overturned, as well as to see the courts recognize that all soldiers have the right to be informed that they can apply for C.O. status.

Winter 2010 issue of Oklahoma Peace Post now available

Our debut issue of the Oklahoma Peace Post was a big hit at the Fall Peace Festival in November. We almost gave out of printed copies that first day! (You can download and read it as a PDF document by clicking ← that link.) Now we've published Vol. 1, Issue…

New OCC Newsletter and debut of Oklahoma Peace Post

A new edition of our email newsletter was published today. You can read it here. If you don't already receive it, subscribe. We also have published a new newspaper, Oklahoma Peace Post. You can download a copy to read on screen or print locally, or you can have a print…

Peace House and OCC to show Rethink Afghanistan on Nov. 22

OCC is joining the Oklahoma City Peace House to screen Robert Greenwald's new 90-minute documentary Rethink Afghanistan from BRAVE NEW FILMS FOUNDATION. Sunday, Nov. 22 Church of the Open Arms 3131 N. Pennsylvania Ave, OKC 4:15 pm: Early seating & Refreshments 4:30 pm SHOW STARTS 5:59 pm DISCUSSION “What to…

OCC’s Email Newsletter

This is the first issue of a newsletter that will be going out occasionally to our email list. If you would like to receive it by email, please visit the subscribe page. Or you will also be able to read each issue on the public archive for the newsletter at…

Moses Mast on the Critical Work of the Oklahoma Center for Conscience

This is an article written by OCC founding member Moses Mast. In various forms it will appear in the Joy Mennonite Church newsletter and in the Oklahoma Peace House newspaper, Peace Strategy News. It has a good overview of our Oklahoma GI Rights Hotline project. Oklahoma Center for Conscience was…