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The East Bay Citizens for Peace (EBCP) is a grassroots organization made up of individuals from Rhode Islandís East Bay area that are committed to peaceful solutions to conflict and to social and economic justice through the promotion of open, respectful dialogue. We strive to accomplish these goals through public forums on topics relevant to our mission, publication of position papers and community activism. We also seek to promote changes in U.S. policy by lobbying our representatives in Washington DC on issues of concern. EBCP operates by consensus and does not as a group subscribe to any one political ideology or party.

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EBCP holds ongoing peace vigils on the second Saturday of every month from 11 AM to noon outside the Bristol Post Office. Please join us. 

Read EBCP position statements on Gitmo, ISIS, Iraq, Syria, terrorism, and Afghanistan and download our presentation entitled War, the Economy and the Health of Our Communities. Whatís your take on the issues? Contact your congressmen and local media and let them know.

Subscribe to the EBCP email list and become a member.

EBCP endorses The Peopleís Budget, the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget for fiscal year 2016, which increases funding for diplomacy and invests in defense industry job transition programs.

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Visit the EBCP photo gallery and Facebook page!

Learn about Peace Action, the nationís largest grassroots peace network, of which EBCP is an affiliate, and read their Foreign Policy For All working paper.

On September 16, 2014, EBCP and Barrington Public Library co-sponsored a talk by George Kassis entitled SYRIA & IRAQ: HOLY WARS AGAIN? about this conflict, its historic roots and on-going evolution. Watch it on-line now!

EBCP presents The End of the American Empire: Foreign Policy without Diplomacy, a talk by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. on April 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Barrington Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall, 461 County Road, Barrington, RI. Sponsored by EBCP, the Mission and Justice Ministry of the Barrington Congregational Church UCC and American Friends Service Committee Ė South East New England. Free and open to the public.

EBCP presents Democracy Now!: The War & Peace Report (segments on Saudi Arabia) on February 25, 2016, at 7 PM, at Rogers Free Library, Herreshoff Community Meeting Room, 525 Hope St, Bristol, RI. This is part of a series of monthly viewings and discussions of Democracy Now! broadcasts. Free and open to the public.