Peace and Justice Coalition

Think. Act. Discover. Peace

New event

The 2007 Peace and Global Citizenship Fair: Your Invited, join the Peace and Justice club on May 19, 2007 and enjoy, visit the Peace Fair page for more information.

BCTC’s Peace and Justice Coalition works for:

  • Peace
  • Social equity
  • Ecological sustainability
  • Econoimic justice
  • Good governance

Our philosophy

We agree with Maria Montessori’s statement that “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” To be able to visualize – and to act upon – paths to peace, we must, as a society, learn more about those with whom we share this beautiful, but fragile, planet.

We need to know more about our common humanity in order to nurture our collective desire for social justice.

We need to come face to face with the social injustice in which we are enveloped – lack of health care for so many of the world’s children; workers toiling in sweatshops, producing cheap consumer goods and huge corporate profits; farmers forced off the land by industrial agriculture, and lack of clean water and basic sanitation in much of the world. We take Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words to heart – “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.

Meetings

2nd and 4th Fridays of each month; 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. in 209A Moloney Bldg, Cooper Campus, BCTC, 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40506.