East Bay Citizens for Peace (EBCP)

The East Bay Citizens for Peace (EBCP)

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing peace vigils

    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.

  • EBCP presents . . .

    On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7 PM, EBCP presents Democracy Now!: The War and Peace Report (segments on North Korea) 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 monthly viewings of Democracy Now! news segments sponsored by EBCP.


  • The People’s Budget

    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.

  • Town ordinances to protect immigrants

    Town ordinances to protect immigrants

    EBCP has partnered with Resist Hate RI and is taking steps to protect immigrants in our communities. We are circulating a petition in support of East Bay Town Ordinances to ensure non-cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in their efforts to detain and deport undocumented families and youth for non-criminal activities. If you are an East Bay resident, please join us in this action to stand up for immigrants and sign the petition for your town:

Past Events

  • Past Event

    A talk by George Kassis

    On September 16, 2014, EBCP and Barrington Public Library co-sponsored a talk by George Kassis entitled SYRIA & IRAQ: HOLY WARS AGAIN? about this conflict, its historic roots and on-going evolution. Watch it on-line now!

  • Past Event

    A talk by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

    On April 2, 2016, EBCP presented a talk by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. entitled The End of the American Empire: Foreign Policy without Diplomacy. Click here to read Ambassador Freeman’s entire speech.