We are a grassroots organization made up of individuals from Rhode Island’s East Bay area that are committed to peaceful solutions to conflict and to social and economic justice through the promotion of open, respectful dialogue. We strive to accomplish these goals through public forums on topics relevant to our mission, publication of position papers and community activism. We also seek to promote changes in U.S. policy by lobbying our representatives in Washington DC on issues of concern. EBCP operates by consensus and does not as a group subscribe to any one political ideology or party.
EBCP holds ongoing peace vigils on the second Saturday of every month from 11 AM to noon outside the Bristol Post Office. Please join us.
On Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 7 PM, EBCP and Tigris Art Gallery are co-sponsoring Refugees: The Human Face of War at Tigris Art Gallery, 190 High Street, Bristol, RI. The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature personal stories from Syrian refugees and a presentation by refugee organization volunteers, Amanda Esons and Selahattin Sep. An art sale and auction of works by Selahattin Sep and Dave Slipp will benefit the refugee work of Bodrum Humanity in Turkey. Music will be provided by Barry Brown. This event is part of a series on the costs of war sponsored by EBCP.
On Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7 PM, EBCP presents Democracy Now!: The War and Peace Report (Russia) in the Herreshoff Community Meeting Room at Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St, Bristol, RI. The viewing will be followed by discussion and is free and open to the public. This is part of a series of viewings of Democracy Now! news segments sponsored by EBCP.
EBCP endorses Move To Amend, a national movement to amend our Constitution to establish that money is not free speech and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to consitutional rights.
EBCP endorses The People’s Budget, the Congressional Progressive Caucus budget for fiscal year 2017, which increases funding for diplomacy and invests in defense industry job transition programs.
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Read EBCP position statements on Gun Control, the BDS Movement, Veterans Day, Sinclair Broadcasting, the 2016 election, Gitmo, ISIS, Iraq, Syria, terrorism, and Afghanistan and download our presentation entitled War, the Economy and the Health of Our Communities. What’s your take on the issues? Contact your congressmen and local media and let them know.