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Inspired Pasta & Peace Talks

Inspired Pasta & Peace Talks

a series of monthly talks at Providence Friends Meeting,

FREE and open to the public

Jan 24, Feb 28, March 21, April 18, and May 23, 2010

Guns, Bombs, and Global Warming . . . is violence catching up with us?

Join us on January 24, 2010 at Providence Meeting for the first in the series
1:00 INSPIRED PASTA lunch by Francesco Bellini
1:30 TALK by Sam Caldwell

Bad Karma: Why the human race is running out of time and what you can do about it

“Is this ‘bad karma’ catching up with us? Why haven’t we solved the problem of evil in the world? What was Jesus saying about how to solve it? Is there anything I can do?”

Come join us as SAM CALDWELL shares some provocative reflections about faith, inspiration, and practice in these challenging times.

A Quaker business owner and grandfather of five, Sam spent a year protesting gun violence with others in front of Colosimo’s gun shop in Philadelphia. Colosimo’s, as a result of the protests and subsequent investigations, closed its doors and is out of business. He will speak about his inspiration for this action, one victory against violence, and his vision for a new world order.

“Conscience is the root of all true courage;

if a person would be brave, let her obey her conscience.”


105 North Providence Road

Media, PA 19063

Coming next

Feb 28: Why Go Inside Prison?

Mar 21: Can We Stop Paying for War?

Apr 18: Free Trade or Fair Trade?

May 23: Why Did They Refuse to Fight?

Sponsored by the Peace and Social Action Committee of Providence Meeting.