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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 the 2016 election, 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!

On April 2, 2016, EBCP presented a talk by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. entitled The End of the American Empire: Foreign Policy without Diplomacy. Click here to read Ambassador Freemanís entire speech.

On Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7 PM, EBCP presents Democracy Now!: The War and Peace Report (segments on the Dakota Access Pipeline) in the Herreshoff Community Meeting Room at Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St, Bristol, RI. The viewing of this broadcast will be followed by discussion and is free and open to the public. This is part of a series of monthly viewings of Democracy Now! broadcasts sponsored by EBCP.

Past Events

On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 PM, EBCP presents Palestine and Israel Up Close: A Personal View at Barrington Congregational Church, 461 County Rd., Barrington, RI. Speaker Jeff Klein will talk about his recent experiences and analysis of the situation in Israel and Palestine. He will comment on the historical background as well as the current crisis. A time for questions and answers will follow the talk. Sponsored by EBCP, the Mission and Justice Ministry of the Barrington Congregational Church UCC and the American Friends Service Committee Ė South East New England. Free and open to the public.

On Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7 PM, Nancy Hood, Mezzo Soprano, will perform Iíve Got a Song: A Living History of the McCarthy Era at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI. Narration and accompaniment by Barry Brown. The concert is sponsored by the Weaver Library and is free and open to the public.

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7 PM, The RI Anti-War Committee presents A Post-election Reboot of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: An Anti-war Perspective at Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) Headquarters, 340 Lockwood St., Providence, RI. Co-sponsors: EBCP, Tuesday Interfaith Peace Group, and Pax Christi RI. Free and open to the public.

On Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7 PM, EBCP presents a program on the impending confrontation between Russia and the US in the Herreshoff Community Meeting Room at Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St, Bristol, RI. The program will be followed by questions and discussion.