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Screening of Where Soldiers Come From

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

"A coming-of-age story, part American Graffiti (without the music), part The Hurt Locker (without

Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:00pm

Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of FCNL (Friends Committee on National Legislation, will speak on “Eleven Years is Too Long: Ending the War in Afghanistan.”  Randall, a Quaker, has been engaged in peace work since the 1980’s Nuclear Freeze movement and now leads FCNL, the oldest ecumenical lobby in Washington D.C.   FCNL lobbies on a wide range of social justice, environmental, and peace issues, including finding peaceful solutions to deadly conflict.

Report from Kabul with Kathy Kelly

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly

Peace activist, Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly is Co-coordinator of Creative Voices for Non-Violence, and a three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She has visited Afghanistan seven times since May 2010, bringing back stories of the way war impacts the lives of ordinary people.

Windows and Mirrors Opening Reception in Coralville, Iowa

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 1:00pm

A reception celebrating the opening of Windows and Mirrors:  Reflections on the War in Afghanistan mural exhibit at Coralville Public Library will be Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1 to 3:30 pm in Meeting Room A on the library’s lower level.  Windows & Mirrors is a provocative art exhibit on the human cost of war and features reproductions of murals created by U.S. and international artists to memorialize the civilian causalities in Afghanistan.

Blowing the Whistle on War

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

With Coleen Rowley

Coleen Rowley grew up in New Hampton, IA and became Time Magazine's Person of the Year for her work uncovering intelligence failures before September 11th. Rowley, though no longer working for the Federal Government, has worked for peace and moving the U.S. away from pereptual war by encouraging all sides of the political spectrum, including Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party, to work together in changing US foreign policy.

 

Hector talks about Deferred Action

Hector is a Dreamer and a volunteer with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program. Here he describes what Deferred Action means for him and why volunteering is so important for developing leadership in the Latino community. 

Images of Peace - an Interfaith Prayer Service

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 7:00pm

Path of Peace sculpture in Des Moines

Path of Peace sculpture in Des Moines

From left, Chet Guinn, Sue Dinsdale and scultptor Ron Dinsdale stand by "Path of Peace," a ten-ton limestone sculpture depicting three entwined doves. For more photos of the installation, click here.

Please join us for an interfaith prayer service featuring a powerful and inspiring, original video by Rodger Routh, presenting images of peace from various faith traditions and a variety of perspectives.  At the end of the service people will walk to the Path of Peace Sculpture nearby to scatter the soil gathered from representatives of many different faiths at last year’s Interfaith Service.

Iowa Hunger Summit: United in Fighting Hunger

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:30am

Please join us as we celebrate our common heritage of humanitarian action at the 2012 Iowa Hunger Summit, the kick-off to our annual World Food Prize events. The sixth annual Iowa Hunger Summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. This year's events will focus on the role of collaboration and coalitions in combatting hunger, with a special emphasis on hunger among senior citizens.

Move to Amend with David Cobb

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 7:00pm

Move To Amend's national spokesman, David Cobb, will be touring the Midwest for the next 2 weeks!  David Cobb is a lawyer and a former Green Party presidential candidate.  Learn some of the history of how corporations gained personhood and all the rights that followed, plus what we can do to rid our country of corporate rule and unlimited money in politics and demand our DEMOCRACY back! Please spread the news of his coming visit, bring your family and friends, and come to an excellent presentation on August 14 (Tues.) at

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