IGE Nagasaki Day Picnic 2022

IGE Nagasaki Day Picnic 2022 flyer
Join IGE to share memories of IGE Peace Makers at Wahlfield Park in Comstock Park on Saturday August 6 at 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dorothy Day Movie: Revolution of the Heart

Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story
Thursday, July 21, 7-8:30 p.m. EST
Presented by Fr. Paul Milanowski, in-person
$10 donation suggested
Join us in person or online
Registration required
Register at https://bit.ly/CICDorothyDay

Join us in viewing the movie “Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story”. The movie details Dorothy Day’s journey from young journalist, to co-founding The Catholic Worker newspaper and “houses of hospitality,” sheltering and feeding New York City’s homeless during the Great Depression, emerges a portrait of a selfless woman who followed her heart to better the lives of those less fortunate. Afterwards learn and discuss in more detail her life and her cause for sainthood.

Fr. Paul Milanowski is a priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. He has had a lifelong interest in the Catholic Worker Movement.

Earth Day Sale and Peace Presence 2022

***EARTH DAY SALE 2022***
April 23rd 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Bring donations of reusable household items in good condition to IGE. Workers needed.
Please call Jeanette at 616-826-4518.

Join us in Peace Presence

Sunday,  12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wealthy and Fuller

Meet up at 12:00 noon at the IGE Office

Bring signs promoting peace and negotiations.


Resolution for Peace in Ukraine – Stand in Solidarity with Ukraine




Poster to stand in solidarity with Ukraine
Institute for Global Education’s Resolution for Peace in Ukraine

We, the board of the Institute for Global Education in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are committed to dismantling militarism in the world, our own country, city, institutions, and ourselves. We call for an immediate cease fire and advocate for a peaceful resolution to the current fighting between Ukraine and Russia. 
We must think globally and act locally.  Peace begins within ourselves.. We hope that we all find strength and courage to be the peace that we seek now. We work to support members of our community who are wrestling with reawakened trauma and fears for the future.

We call on our President and political representatives to act by returning to the negotiating table before more lives are destroyed. War is not the answer; it only causes suffering and violence for generations to come. CODEPINk, a women-led, peace and human rights activist group asserts, “The United States and NATO have played a major role in exacerbating this conflict and now President Biden must show true leadership by not imposing sanctions that will hurt ordinary Russians, but by engaging vigorous diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine”.

The Institute for Global Education supports peace. We are disturbed by the violence in Ukraine. There are many resources to begin pursuing peace in this world.

Follow these links for some ways to support peace:
Mindfulness Meditation
Non-violent Communication 
Michigan Peace Alliance
Support Democracy Now!
Write letters to Congress and the President  
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Work with religious and peaceful organizations