Peace activists to speak in Clinton


Michigan Peace Team (MPT) staffers Martha Larsen and Liz Walters, both longtime peace activists who have served on many domestic and international nonviolence teams as part of MPT, will give a presentation in Clinton on the current situation in Palestine/Israel and what the MPT work in Palestine involves.

The public is invited to hear their first-hand report, based on their recent experiences, of life in the Holy Land amidst the ongoing tension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The free program will be held Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at The Canticle, home of the Clinton Franciscans, 841 13th Ave. N., Clinton.

Larsen and Walters will also discuss the vision and mission of MPT, and how MPT puts its vision into action by working in solidarity with the Palestinian people and with international and Israeli volunteers to assist Palestinian farmers in the annual olive harvest.


The perspective on Palestine is sponsored by the Clinton Franciscan Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking and Prince of Peace Pax Christi.  The Clinton Franciscans and Pax Christi share a commitment to active nonviolence and peacemaking.

“The film offered a poignant, personalized view of the tragic situation in the Holy Land,” said Clinton Franciscan Sister Joan Theiss, a local Pax Christi member. “The MPT presentation will focus on the facts of the occupation and resistance as well as suggest ways that we can offer our help in resolving that conflict.”

For more information and driving directions to The Canticle, call (563) 242-7611 or visit

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