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From Hiroshima to Fukushima: The Nuclear Fallout

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 7:30pm

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Eloise Cranke and Ann Naffier, both former AFSC staff, join Highway Sigadi, formerly of the Simon Estes Youth Choir from Cape Town, South Africa, in leading songs at the 2010 Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration in Des Moines.

This event will include dignitaries, music, and a time to gather to lament the horrific nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki --

Details to follow the list of speakers and musicians ......  

The organizers of this event share the idea that nuclear weapons must be abolished from the face of the earth in order that the human species might live.

Denise O'Brien to Share Her Afghanistan Stories

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:00pm

WFAN Co-Founder Denise O'Brien to Share Her Afghanistan Stories May 31 at Drake University

Ten Tons of Peace Come to Des Moines

Des Moines has a new sculpture dedicated to peace and peacemakers, thanks to Iowa artist Ron Dinsdale, a group of dedicated activists, and officials with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). The ten-ton limestone portrayal of three doves, named “Path of Peace,” was installed on May 10, 2012 near Interstate 235 just south of DMACC’s Urban Campus.

Through a Veteran's Eyes

Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 9:30am

As a Vietnam veteran who is on total disability for Chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Veterans for Peace member Greg Helle has unique insight into the personal mental problems of soldiers still struggling from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and now returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. As he chronicles his life over the last 44 years, he will enlighten us on the struggles of our young as they try to get their life back together after their war. His personal war continues. On Memorial Day we remember and mourn our fallen soldiers.

March for Peace and Social Justice

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:00pm

Once again the Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action will be joined by United Methodist Women, the Board of Church and Society and the Board of Global Ministries in sponsoring a "March for Peace and Social Justice" on Monday, June 4, over the Noon hour.  We will walk from HyVee Hall to Nollen Plaza, where a brief prayer service will be held.  Food will be available for purchase at Nollen Plaza.

March for Peace and Social Justice

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:00pm

Once again the Iowa Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action will be joined by United Methodist Women, the Board of Church and Society and the Board of Global Ministries in sponsoring a "March for Peace and Social Justice" on Monday, June 4, over the Noon hour.  We will walk from HyVee Hall to Nollen Plaza, where a brief prayer service will be held.  Food will be available for purchase at Nollen Plaza.

Iowans Encourage Senator Harkin to Speak Out for Diplomacy with Iran

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

MFSA Banquet and Social Action Awards Night

Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 5:30pm

Get your tickets now for the 2012 MFSA Banquet and Social Action Awards Night event featuring Dr. Jennifer Harvey, Associate Professor and Chair of Drake University Dept. of Religion.  Dr. Harvey will focus on race relations in her address "Looking Back Before Walking Forward:  From Reconciliation to Reparations."

Iowa CCI Statewide Convention

Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Money Out, People In: Confront Corporate Power

RSVP to 515-28200484 or iowacci@iowacci.org. More info at www.iowacci.org.

Supper and Talk: Inside Palestine Today, the UN, and Where Do We Go From Here

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play

Palestinian children at play.

Middle Eastern Supper followed by presentation: "Inside Palestine Today, the UN, and Where Do We Go From Here"

John Dabeet, US coordinator for UN recognition of a Palestinian state and Professor of Economics at Muscatine Community College. More at http://tinyurl.com/7kazrgo and http://tinyurl.com/6wxqlmf

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