Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace

Upcoming Events


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Panel Presentation: The Effects of U.S. Sanctions on Iraq, Iran and North Korea

Monday, December 10, 2012

Candlelight Vigil: Seeking Two Million Friends to End the War in Afghanistan



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Welcome to Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace!

"Don't look for a moment of total triumph. See it as an ongoing struggle, with victories and defeats, but in the long run the consciousness of people growing. So you need patience, persistence, and need to understand that even when you don't 'win,' there is fun and fulfillment in the fact that you have been involved, with other good people, in something worthwhile."

– Howard Zinn

Mission Statement

Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace is a grassroots group of neighbors from the Merriam Park neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota, who came together in February 2003 to share information and speak out with a unified voice against the war on Iraq. We are dedicated to pursuing peaceful, non-violent solutions to conflict, promoting social justice and tolerance, conserving natural resources and the environment, and protecting human rights and civil liberties worldwide.


To support and promote these important, interrelated causes, Merriam Park Neighbors for Peace sponsors public events and activities. Members are encouraged to propose events that meet our PEACE Goals:


Participate in the political process

An event or activity that satisfies this goal will influence candidates, elected officials, or voters, or will otherwise support the political process.


Educate ourselves and others

An event or activity that satisfies this goal will raise awareness of a specific peace/justice issue that impacts local, state, national, or international communities.


Actively serve our world

An event or activity that satisfies this goal will provide concrete goods, services, or funds that meet a social, humanitarian, or environmental need.


Connect and cooperate with other communities or efforts

An event or activity that satisfies this goal will create, grow, or sustain relationships with other groups, supporting collaborative projects and mutual understanding.


Energize, equip, and empower our members and organization

An event or activity that satisfies this goal will foster appreciation for the strengths and needs of our members, sustain our sense of community and friendship, and/or inspire new members to participate. This may include investing in skill-building activities or tools for our members.

Join Us!

If you are interested in cooperating with others to promote peace and justice causes, discussing current events, making connections to other Twin Cities peace/justice organizations, and having fun too, please stop by one of our regular meetings or events! You don't have to live in Merriam Park — or even St. Paul — to participate. Click here for more information.


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