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Fox4News 3/16/19 - Reported on the Vigil held for victims of the NZ mosque attacks

Fox4News reports on the vigil held for the victims of the NZ tragedy

From the article:

"DALLAS - More than 100 people gathered at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas Saturday afternoon to condemn the attacks in New Zealand.

The peaceful 'We Are All Muslims Today' gathering was put on by the Dallas Peace & Justice Center.


'Being connected is one of the deepest human needs, and in times of grief and times of mourning, human beings gather and that's what we're going here today,' said Hadi Jawad, co-chair of the Dallas Peace & Justice Center.


Patricia Murphy said it's extremely important for people to care about what's happening to others, even if it affects those you've never met who are living in another country. 'It's getting to be a worldwide problem,' Murphy said. 'Hate is spreading everywhere and there's no reason for it. People should be thinking about what's in common, and the commonality is love.'"

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Dallas Morning News 12/3/18 - Reporting the Hadi Jawad will be honored at the 2018 Peacemaker Awards Banquet

dmn news reporting that hadi jawad will be honored at the 2018 peacemaker awards banquet

From the article:

"The Dallas Peace and Justice Center says Hadi Jawad has been making a positive impact on the community for decades as a role model for constructive, peaceful action. The Pakistsani-born Muslim immigrant has led anti-war, anti-death penalty and anti-police brutality efforts and works to empower youth with advocacy and leadership skills. He also is a dedicated letter-to-the-editor writer.

For these efforts in creating a more peaceful planet, the center will present Jawad with its 2018 Peacemaker of the Year Award at a banquet Thursday at the DoubleTree Campbell Center, 8250 N. Central Expressway in Dallas. The center will also honor Julio Acosta and the Rev. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, Justice Seekers of the Year; Green Source DFW, Media Accountability Award; Force for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (FIRE), Peacemaker Organization of the Year; and Jan Sanders, Lifetime Peacemaker Award. The organization will also honor in memoriam Dawson Tunnel, George Crawford and Isabelle Collora."

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Dallas Examiner 12/18/17 - Published our statement on the declaration of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

examiner posting of jerusalem news release




Morning News 12/18/17 - at the SGI Buddhist center toasting ICAN

Rev. C. Curry/Special Contributor. Don Dillard, president of the Dallas Peace & Justice Center (third from left), offered a toast following a commemorative celebration honoring the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for winning the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The celebration was Dec. 10 at the SGI-USA Dallas Buddhist Center.

DMN Community Section - ICAN toast




Activist Yolonda Blue Horse featured in GreenSource DFW

Dallas-based activist Yolonda Blue Horse will receive the Justice Seeker of the Year award at the event, set for Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in North Dallas.



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Former Texas State Legislator & DPJC Member Lon Burnam featured in Esquire magazine article

Former Texas State Legislator Lon Burnam is known in North Texas for his tireless efforts to address climate change and advocate for peace and justice. His efforts are apparent in the August 30th article by Charles P. Pierce in Esquire magazine - while the obstruction of Republicans as climate deniers is also apparent.

This article demands accountability from Texas. State Government for the ongoing crisis in the Houston area and chemical explosion happening at a chemical plant. Former Texas State Representative Lon Burnam is mentioned multiple times for the legislation he tried repeatedly to put forth on having a plan for climate change disasters. It never made it out of committee because the term "climate change" was used.


Read the complete story here.



Supporters of North Dakota Pipeline protestors hold interfaith prayer... covered the peaceful protest and interfaith prayer service held in Dallas on November 12th, 2016 in protest of the North Dakota Pipeline.

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