The Trans- Pacific Partnership

Want to learn more about the TPP, the largest trade deal ever? It seems likely the TPP will come up for a vote after the November election in the lame duck session. Attend a community conversation hosted by Dakota Resource Council members on Tuesday, October 18, 7-8:30 pm at Nativity Catholic Church,1825 11th St S in Fargo, in the Nazareth Room.

The U.S Catholic Bishops have prepared a list of guidelines that can be used to evaluate the TPP, or any other trade agreement, on how it aligns with Catholic Social Justice principles. Copies of this list will be available that evening.

Contact DRC organizer Tim Glaza for more information or questions at 701-202-6260 or at

International Day of the Girl – October 11th

The International Day of the Girl is an international observance day declared by the United Nations to support more opportunity for girls and to increase awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and child marriage.

Improving the quality of life for girls not only affects the girls themselves but also the families and communities they will help to create. Many of those who work in global development are convinced that the best way to reduce extreme poverty is to educate girls.

Who Will You Make Peace With?

…is the theme of a multifaith celebration of peace in song, music and narrative in recognition of
…is the theme of a multi-faith celebration of peace in song, music and narrative in recognition of the International Day of Peace. Although the actual
day is September 21st, over 500 events have been planned across the country during this week. Our local celebration will be held Sunday, September 18th, at 4PM at the Ed Clap Senior Center, 2801 32nd Ave. S. in Fargo. The event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the FM Bahai Community, the Presentation Sisters, the Center for Interfaith Projects, and the Unitarian Universalist Church.

This would be a good week to stop by our Peace Pole (on the corner of 11th St. and 18th Ave.) to offer a prayer for peace and to see if you recognize the four languages proclaiming its message. Nativity’s Peace Pole was one of the first erected in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

The Peace Day Celebration is also part of National Welcoming Week, which includes a pictorial display at the Fargo Public Library, a Community Table, Concordia’s Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium, and many other activities. For more information, go to or

“May peace prevail on earth.”