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  • The Costs of War

    As of September 24, 2011

    6,257 American military killed in Iraq + Afghanistan. See other data at icasualties.org

    $1,254,293,000,000 - YES, THAT'S OVER ONE TRILLION DOLLARS - and rising (Iraq + Afghanistan, since 2001). Watch the counter at costofwar.com
  • This Week in Peace History

    September 23, 2007 - Dr. Jane Goodall created Roots & Shoots Day of Peace in 2004 in honor of U.N. International Day of Peace; each year, Roots & Shoots Day of Peace is observed in late September. Roots & Shoots groups around the world fly Giant Peace Dove puppets to celebrate Roots & Shoots Day of Peace for its symbolic meaning. They also plan and implement peace project initiatives to help make the world a better place for animals, the environment and the human community.

    Dr. Goodall was appointed a Messenger of Peace in 2002 by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. People selected as Messengers of Peace are widely recognized for their achievements in music, literature, sports and the arts.

    To commemorate her appointment, Roots & Shoots members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point first conceived of and created the Giant Peace Dove puppets. Since then, Roots & Shoots groups have flown doves in over 40 countries around the world.

    Check out peacebuttons.info for more.
  • OPC Photo Album!

OPC in the News

Ojai Valley News, 30 September, 2010

OVN clip: 30-Sep-2010

Ojai Valley News: front page article on awarding of 2010 Noble Peace Prize to OVDF's John Broesamle

Ojai Valley News, 10.09.2009

Ojai Valley News clipping about Noble Peace Prize award to Sally Carless of Global Village School, October 2009

Ojai Valley News article: Awarding our 2009 Noble Peace Prize to Sally Carless

Ojai Valley News, 02.20.2009

Front page Ojai Valley News feature about the OPC-sponsored vigil for peace in Gaza.

Front page Ojai Valley News feature about the OPC-sponsored vigil for peace in Gaza.

Radio Ojai, 12.06.2008
evan austin plays his song celebrating Chalica and talks to Lisa about the Unitarian Universalist holiday and its seven principled nights. He also talks about his attention-getting car and his work with Ojai Peace Coalition.

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