The Common Good

Monday Q&A: Modesto Peace/Life Center On A Mission Since 1970

Source: Modesto Bee
Date: May 4, 2014

MODESTO — The Modesto Peace/Life Center launched amid the Vietnam War and has worked on environmental, civil rights and other causes ever since.
It has protested other wars, sent children to its Peace Camp in Tuolumne County and hosted speakers from around the nation and world…

In the 1980s, we worked with the local Interfaith Committee on Latin America to stop the U.S.-backed wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Our summer Peace Camp, now in its 32nd year, started in 1982, when we hosted Jim Wallis of Sojourners as our keynote speaker. In 1987, we launched our yearly Peace Essay Contest.