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Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss is Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry in Des Moines and the former Peace Education Director for AFSC in Iowa.

Hannah paints for peace

AFSC-NC interns Hannah Swenson and Layth Awartani put the finishing touches on an original mural panel for their Paint For Peace project, Spring 2010.

Windows and Mirrors: The War in Afghanistan

After months of preparation, AFSC is launching Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan.

This touring exhibit includes 45 unique 4-foot by 6-foot panels created by artists memorializing Afghan civilian casualties, alongside images about living with war collected from Afghan schoolchildren.  The exhibit opens in Philadelphia on October 7, the ninth anniversary of the war, and will include public programs each week.

The Good War?

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Afghan Alternatives to the U.S. Troop Surge

A talk and slide show by Peter Lems, the Program Director for Education and Advocacy on Iraq and Afghanistan for the American Friends Service Committee.  In December of 2008, Peter went to Afghanistan to visit with AFSC staff, contribute to a conflict assessment, and help design the organizations program work for the coming years.

BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH (Dessert and beverages will be provided)

Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

Exit Strategy Amendment Vote

"If your Representative is on this list, they voted for the exit strategy amendment. Please visit or send your Representative a thank you note and ask that they now co-sponsor the Afghanistan exit strategy bill, if they don’t have “Bill Cosponsor” next to their name. In addition, you may want to thank your Representative publicly with a letter to the editor of your local paper."

Afghanistan Exit Strategy

A request to co-sponsor H.R. 2404, which would “require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress outlining the United States exit strategy for United States military forces in Afghanistan participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.”

Organizing to end the war

Peace Strategy Call | Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis BennisRecorded on December 3, 2009.  Featuring Phyllis Bennis and AFSC staff, the strategy call offered a breakdown of the Administration’s new strategy and its implications for Afghanistan and the region. 

Also focused on organizing opportunities, strategies, and resources available for community activists.

Voice for Justice presents Rethink Iraq

Flyer for a Rockhurst University forum organized by an AFSC peace intern

Flyer for a Rockhurst University forum organized by an AFSC peace intern

Daoud Nassar

Daoud Nassar speaking at AFSC in Des Moines

Daoud Nassar is a Palestinian Christian whom AFSC sponsored on a recent speaking tour of Iowa. Founder of Tent of Nation's, Daoud's theme was, "We refuse to be enemies."

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