Support WFWP by purchasing from Amazon through this link!

Developed in conjunction with Ext-Joom.com

Oregon/Cascade

From the 19th to 21st of August, the WFWP Chapter in Cascade, Oregon, gathered a total of nine women together for local women’s retreat. We relaxed, were rejuvenated, and envisioned the future of the chapter during those three days at the “comfy” and loving home of the Wolfenbeger family, in Aberdeen, Washington, a three hour drive from Portland.Our schedule was full of enrichment and fun, in and out, away from our everyday busy lives in the city. Each one of us held our own session: teaching, learning, and sharing both our skills and unforgettable moments. We had energy release exercises, a spa on the deck, flower arranging, knitting lessons, as well as a chance to report and plan our recent and current conferences.In one session, two groups created vision boards…
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” - Albert Einstein“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write, and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive, and peaceful societies”. - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the 100-day countdown message to the International Day of Peace.For six years, the Oregon Chapter of WFWP has actively observed the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21. The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1981 and declared a permanent holiday in 2002. This year’s observance was held on Sunday, September 25 at the Portland Family Fellowship, in West Linn, Oregon, and featured…

Nonviolence: A Choice

April 28th, 2016
Yes, nonviolence is a choice. Violence exists in the world, but how do we respond to it? Can we overcome it? Is it taught, or is it an innate characteristic of certain individuals? These were some of the questions explored during the April 6th conference on Peace in Oregon. But as we planned for the conference, we didn't want just to explore the topic; we wanted to present some concrete examples and practices that could be used in everyday life to address personally stressful and internationally alarming situations. We realized there are many such circumstances in our lives. It seems that every generation is presented with the task of maintaining peaceful relations in its own area of the world. Each generation's struggle seems to have a broader scope. From tribal…
"I call on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and observe a global ceasefire. To them I say: stop the killings and the destruction, and create space for lasting peace."UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 in the United Nations General Assembly and the first Peace Day was observed in September 1982. The 2015 theme is: “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All,” and the aim is to emphasize that all elements of societies on earth need to work together to pursue peace. The WFWP Portland, Oregon Chapter's International Day of Peace event, which was part of the International Weekend of Peace from September 19 ~ 21, 2015, was a beautiful coming together of many groups and people dedicated to creating peace…
When I heard about, saw the photos, and heard the participant comments about the program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Gresham, Oregon, I couldn't help but wish I had participated. Ms. Denise Harris said, "The forgiveness we heard at the beginning of the conference from Kilong Ung was amazing. Also hearing from human trafficking survivor, Rachel Hestmark, has brought us great understanding about how people get into this problem, and how we can get families back. It was very deep." And Ms. Christine Edwards summed it up nicely saying, "What I liked about this event is that all ages were represented, and there was continuation from the previous event when Gandhi's grandson visited at MHCC [Mount Hood Community College]. There was co-sponsorship by three different non-profit organizations. It…
Page 1 of 2