As one member of a 24-person delegation including Jews, Christians, Quakers, Buddhists and a Palestinian American, Betsy Fuchs visited Israel and the West Bank with a Compassionate Listening delegation. Come hear Betsy share the difficult and sometimes contradictory stories of Palestinians and Israelis, which the delegation helped gather utilizing the “Compassionate Listening” model. Compassionate Q&A to follow.
IBIP is sponsoring a Pollwatcher Training Session October 13, 2010, presented by Clare Tobin and Roy Lipscomb. Pollwatching volunteers are needed to help assure more transparency and oversight in our elections. IBIP has a packet of materials, produced by Melissa Urda, to serve as a resource guide poll watching. The entire packet will be available at the IBIP website, www.ballot-integrity.org.
The West Suburban Chicago Chapter (Illinois) Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
Ms. Morgenthaler was the 2008 Democratic nominee for Illinois' 6th congressional district, and is currently the President and CEO of CJMI, an emergency management and public safety consulting firm located in Des Plaines, IL.
On October 16th, please come to Chicago For a Midwest Regional March for Peace and Justice!
Many hoped that the end of the Bush Presidency would mean an end to illegal U.S. wars and a focusing on human needs. Yet nearly two years into the Obama administration, the occupation in Iraq continues, with more private military contractors taking the place of departing soldiers and the world's largest embassy set to squat in the heart of Baghdad.
Ride the lakefront to support people-to-people projects in Central America and Colombia! Collect pledges from friends and family. Register between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. at the Clock Tower, just north of the Lake Bike Path and Addison, or the Dog Water Station at 55th and the Lake Bike Path. Free T-shirt with $50 in pledges! Celebrate with a free Central American dinner at the Clock Tower after the ride!
The history of women in Afghanistan is one of continuous struggle, be that against Persia, Britian, Russia, and now the United States. Yet beyond the struggle against a foreign invader, Afghan women’s battle has always been a double struggle, because at one and the same time as they fought against foreign invaders, they fought as well against their own profoundly male chauvinist culture.
* How does Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan affect Afghan women?
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.