PeaceNotes Fall 2016

The Peace Education Center has published its Fall 2016 edition of PeaceNotes. This edition includes information for the election and reports on this summer’s PeaceQuest events and 15 Years of  Weekly Peace Vigils. We also remember Alice Kocel and Maggie Hackett. Don’t miss the Alternative Holiday Sale coming up on November 19. And check out the calendar of peace and justice events, actions, and celebrations with live links giving additional information and background to some of the stories and reports!

Click here to read the PeaceNotes Fall 2016 edition in PDF format.


Alternative Holiday Sale Vendors Wanted

The Peace Education Center will be holding its annual Alternative Holiday Sale on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year the sale will be held at Edgewood United Church at 469 Hagadorn Road in East Lansing.

We still have limited spaces available for vendors. The cost for a vendor space is only $40. This provides you one six foot table and chairs. To reserve your space now, please complete the vendor information sheet and return it with your check to the Peace Education Center. The vendor form is available by clicking here.

The Alternative Holiday Sale gives the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to meet and shop with others in the peace and justice community while supporting small personal businesses, nonprofit groups, and fair trade cooperatives. Come celebrate with us in a tradition that combines holiday shopping with a true spirit of community.

Please feel free to call me at the PEC office at 517-515-5634 or send Alternative Holiday Sale inquiries via email to


Lessons From The Court-Martial

An article published in the July newsletter of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) was shared with us by Erick Williams, the author. The article, titled “Lessons From The Court-Martial,” relates to the need for a better system of licensing of police, more akin to other professional licensing. This article is posted here with permission.

IADLEST is a national organization of state agencies that train police officers. According to Mr. Williams,

The fact that this police organization was willing to circulate such an article to its members is a sign that the idea of professional licensing for police officers may be gaining some traction among the police.

Click this link for the newsletter excerpt. Mr. Williams’ article starts on page 2.


PeaceNotes Summer 2016

The Peace Education Center has published its Summer 2016 digital edition of PeaceNotes. This edition includes information and reports on numerous activities and events. Among the events covered are the 2016 Tom Schneider Peacemaker Award winners, the PEC annual meeting and Peacemaker Awards, the Pulse Night Club Mass Shooting, Peace Quest 2016, and much more. And check out the spring calendar of peace and justice events, actions, and celebrations!

Click here to read the PeaceNotes Summer 2016 edition in PDF format.