November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website, traprockpeace.org, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.
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Peace Communities/Conference Centers
Blue Mountain Center - is a working community of writers, artists, activists and musicians in Blue Mountain Lake, New York in the Adirondack Mountains. The Center exists to provide a peaceful and comfortable environment in which guests are able to work, free from the distractions and demands of normal daily life. Established creative and non-fiction writers, and artists not requiring exceptional facilities, are eligible applicants. Residents are chosen by an Admissions Committee of accomplished authors and artists. The committee is particularly interested in fine work which evinces social and ecological concern and is aimed at a general audience. The Blue Mountain Center hosts conferences for up to 25 people during the spring and fall months. The purpose of the meetings is to bring together those working on pressing social problems such as civil liberties, environmental health and safety, peace, and economic justice. Blue Mountain has hosted retreats for MoveOn and the Campus Anti-War Network (CAN) (spring, 2003).
Woolman Hill Conference Center Woolman Hill is a retreat, conference, and education center, offering a range of programs on topics of spiritual reflection and social renewal.
Touchstone Farm & Yoga Center - "a journey in mystery using the mediums of sacred circle dance, gardening, botanicals and medicinal herbs, wildcrafting, yoga, meditation and music to cultivate the inner qualities." Touchstone is a magical place that promotes inner peace, community and hosts more traditional peace programs (see our peace Calendar for specific events).The Northampton Friends Meeting - Friends are one of the three "historic Peace Churches" (the other two are the Brethren and the Mennonites). The new meeting house will open November 1, 2002 and may accomodate community meetings and events.
Seeds of Peace - helps teenages from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace.
The Peace Abby - a center for the study and practice of non-violence in Sherborn, Massachusetts
Friends Wilderness Center - The Friends Wilderness Center is a remarkable and unique wilderness preserve and spiritual sanctuary offering events, individual or small group retreats, overnight hospitality in our cabin, camping, and the exploring of nature within a 1400-acre preserve. We are sponsored by the Friends Meeting of Washington, a Quaker congregation, and are located 20 minutes outside Harpers Ferry, West Virgina. That's one hour west of the Beltway in N. Virginia, a little longer from Washington, DC. Or ten minutes from Charles Town, WV.
The land in the preserve we share stretches from the Appalachian Trail to the Shenandoah River. We welcome all who respect our mission and resources. Our mission is to care for the natural setting entrusted to us and to enable others to find spiritual nurturance there. One need not be Quaker or of any particular faith or practice to appreciate and benefit from Friends Wilderness. Our vision is offer: the experience of peaceful fulfillment in a wilderness refuge, spiritual growth in harmony with nature, learning about being reverent stewards of the land, and to protect and preserve this natural sanctuary for future generations. We welcome people with a variety of backgrounds or beliefs.
One or more can visit the Center for a day's retreat or hike, attend a scheduled event, for a personal retreat, or stay several nights camping indoors or outdoors. Or you can enjoy real beds and tasty meals inside our Niles Cabin.
See www.friendwilderness.org or contact:
Sheila Bach, Resident Manager
Friends Wilderness Center
305 Friends Way, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
The Network "Earth Village"
The Sirius Community in Shutesbury, Mass.
March 12, 2005 - page created by Charlie Jenks