Friday, November 14, 2014


We invite you to visit our new home on the internet.
You can now find us at

Check out our new website to see all of our events and great resources!
Thanks & Peace to All!!

Colleen Mills
Citizens for Peace President

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Calling all activists!

Join us for a Networking session with

Katherine Philipson,           

Network Building Associate for FCNL, (Friends Committee on National Legislation)

Katherine will guide us in a discussion on the power of networking.

Katherine believes that committed and coordinated activists have the potential to transform U.S. policies to uphold the dignity and inherent worth of all.


All activists and representatives of the organizations working for peace & justice are invited to join us as we celebrate our successes and plan how we can network to create a powerful voice for peace in the coming year.


The Citizens for Peace will be celebrating their 11th year working for peace!

7 PM, November 11th, 2014

Unity of Livonia (28660 Five Mile Rd.)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Please attend our December 9 meeting for our annual fundraiser to support funds
that purchase peace books that we donate to local libraries.  Tickets
can be purchased at our November 11 meeting. Rosemary Doyle,
Education Director. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yusef Shakur’s Talk after his film “Detroit’s Native Son”

What a powerful movie & talk from Yusef Shakur!

Click HERE for the link to his talk.

Thanks to Joanna for sending this pledge from Yusef's website!

Pledge to Put the Neighbor Back in the Hood

I pledge allegiance to do my part in restoring the neighbor back to the hood.
I pledge to develop myself, my family & my household to the greatest extent possible by being a shining example of a husband, father, son, brotha, wife, mother, daughter & sister in my neighborhood.
I will learn all that I can in order to give my best to improve the quality of my neighborhood.
I will work diligently to honor my family in my neighborhood with good deeds & treat my neighbors as my extended family.
I will keep myself mentally sound, spiritually grounded & physically fit; building a strong body, mind & spirit that will exemplify positivity & productivity in my neighborhood.
I will unselfishly share my time, knowledge, resources & wisdom with my neighbors (young & old) in order to build & maintain a healthy neighborhood.
I will do my part to keep my neighborhood clean & safe.
I will discipline myself to direct my energies thoughtfully & constructively to maintain peace, harmony & love in my neighborhood.
I will train myself to never hurt or allow anyone to harm someone in my neighborhood for an unjust cause
 or through negative behaviors of stealing, gun violence, verbal abuse, police brutality, selling drugs, rape or any other social ills that work to destroy my neighborhood.
This is my pledge to do my part by being a caring neighbor in my neighborhood by working to keep my neighborhood a peace zone instead of a warzone

Saturday, September 27, 2014

From Prisoner …To Peace Activist with Yusef Shakur

Hear the transformational journey of Yusef Shakur as he shares his experience of meeting his father in prison, earning a college degree, and becoming an author and peace activist. Find out about his Urban Network and how he is working to transform his neighborhood from a war zone into a peace zone.

Citizens for Peace Meeting
7 pm., Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Unity of Livonia, 28660 Five Mile Rd.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get tickets now for the Cosmic Comic Show Sept. 26th!

Swami Beyondanada, the Cosmic Comic since 1985, will bring his unique and uplifting comedy to Michigan on Friday, September 26th.  The laughter begins at 7 pm. at Unity of Livonia, 28660 Five Mile Rd.  The show is a FUNdraiser for the Citizens for Peace and Unity of Livonia.  Tickets are $20. in advance, or $25. at the door.  For tickets, call 734-425-0079 or 734-421-1760.
Swami Beyondananda is the alter ego of writer, humorist and workshop leader, Steve Bhaerman. The Swami, whose favorite yoga pose is tongue-in-cheek, is the spokesperson for a new non-religion, FUNdamentalism (accent on "fun"). Says the Swami, "We are strictly non-dominational."
Steve was pursuing a career as a teacher and writer, when a funny thing happened. The name "Swami Beyondananda" flew into his head one day in 1979. As Steve tells it, "I got struck by enlightening during a brainstorm."
The following year, when he and a cohort were casting about for a comic mascot for their ground-breaking holistic publication, Pathways in Ann Arbor, Swami's name popped back up.  Pathways was one of the first publications bringing together holistic health, personal growth, spirituality, and politics.
Before long, Swami was the most popular feature in Pathways, as he held forth on topics such as "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sects" ("... unbridled sects can lead to unwanted misconceptions ...") or Tantrum Yoga ("... the latest rage on the path to ire consciousness").
When Steve decided to pursue comedy as a full-time career in 1985, the Swami was the obvious vehicle.
Audiences have delighted in the Swami’s "comedy disguised as wisdom" and "wisdom disguised as comedy".  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the Swami answerable questions, and receive his “questionable answers”. 
He can be found online at

Youth Promise Act Talk

Ann Abdoo's talk about the Youth Promise Act

Thanks to Ann Abdoo's talk at our meeting, we can all understand the importance of passing the Youth PROMISE Act.

Click HERE to watch her talk.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

September 9th Meeting at 7 pm.

Finding Peace Within … Even in Troubling Times
                                                                 Robert Weir 
“Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.” —Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller
If you want peace on earth, begin in your own country.
If you want peace in your country, begin in your community.
If you want peace in your community, begin in your family.
If you want peace in your family, begin with yourself.
If you want to be peaceful, begin with your own heart.
In February of this year (2014), Robert Weir led us in a discussion of ways to have “love in our hearts and peace in our world.” Through interactive discussion, we listed numerous ways: patience, forgiveness, gratitude, detachment, compassion, humor, respect, trust, and others.
Now, Robert will return with a follow-up presentation with a related theme: “Finding Peace Within … Even in Troubling Times.”

Robert will explore experiences that are both personal and universal. He will lead us in discoveries for physical and spiritual renewal through the wisdom of ancient Oriental traditions, Biblical scripture, and Divine Guidance.
Bring your friends to another uplifting experience with Robert Weir!