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Urban Action 4/11

This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Protesting against war

Peace Action and Education, Workers World, and the House of Mercy will hold a protest and march on Friday, April 13, on the theme "End US Wars at Home and Abroad." Peace activists are planning demonstrations in many US cities this weekend to protest against spending the country's limited resources on weapons and wars. There will be a press conference at House of Mercy, 285 Ormond Street, at 3:30. And there will be a march from there to the Federal Building, 100 State Street, where there will be a rally at 4:30 p.m.

Interfaith leaders speaking here

Two leaders of an international interfaith organization will be in Rochester next week, discussing the group's efforts to promote understanding of different faiths. The Rev. Larry Greenfield, director of the Parliament of World Religions, and Abdul Malik Mujahid, former board chair, will be the speakers for a program titled "Inclusion and the Power of Love" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Nazareth College's Otto Shults Community Center. (Greenfield is a former president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.)

The event is sponsored by the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth. The Parliament of World Religions, which is composed of people from different religious and spiritual communities working to create a just and sustainable world, will hold an international Congress in Toronto in November.

Planning for self-driving vehicles

At its meeting on Thursday, April 12, the Genesee Transportation Council's Planning Committee will hear a presentation meeting on developing a regional plan for the inclusion of self-driving vehicles. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public comments. The meeting will be held at City Hall, Council Chambers, 30 Church Street, at 10 a.m.