Category: Past OPI Work

PBS Program on CO in World War II

The PBS series History Detectives had a good segment on Alternative Service Certificates from 1943. They “discover” that Peace Churches funded alternative service camps for...

Refusing to Serve on OPI Presents!

Refusing to Serve: Acts of Conscience and Stories of Resistance in Israel/Palestine and Iraq July 9, 2006 on OPI presents!: Refusing to Serve I –...

The First (and last!) Annual Peace Fest

OPI Celebrated the end of the Cold War with a huge festival at Portland’s Waterfront Park in 1989. Hopefully it won’t remain the last!...

Peace Check Off Fund

Peace Check Off Fund “Rumble” In the early 1990’s OPI managed to get a Peace Fund checkoff on the Oregon income tax forms. This was...

Peace on Parade

In 2003 the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation funded Peace On Parade. Teams from OPI went toseven K-12 schools located throughout the Portland metro area, where...

OPI Peace Store

With the help of a Myer Memorial Grant, OPI operated a Peace Goods store at The Galleria in downtown Portland from about 1988 to 1996....

Save Our Youth

OPI was the fiscal agent for this program in the mid-1990’s, before it became independent. It started off as a summer program. Here’s the blurb...

What Happened to the OPI Library?

OPI operated a resource library for many years. Unfortunately, the costs of maintaining the collection and a physical location for the library were prohibitive. We...

“Burma Shave Sign” Tax Protest 2005

Members of the War Resisters League protest tax dollars going to the war in Iraq on April 15, 2005, on the Burnside Bridge in Portland,...

Colonial War Crimes in Kenya…

When I heard the title of the PSU’s Friends of History lecture I was slightly amused. After Dr. Elavie Ndrua’s talk on A Nonviolent Response...