Over 100 hundred Iowans gathered at a rally on March 19, 2011 to mark the eight anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq and to call for an end to all U.S. wars. The gathering was organized by Iowa Veterans for Peace, Chapter 161, and was co-sponsored by a number of organizations, including AFSC.
Friday, March 4: 7–9 p.m. Saturday, March 5: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
All are welcome.
The conference will focus on the testimonials of six individuals who are refugees from different societies wrenched with conflict. We will hear their stories, the struggles they faced and how they survived.
In observance of the 8th anniversary of the start of the US war against Iraq, you are invited to join friends and neighbors in a recommitment to our work for peace. Using the gifts of art -- music, poetry, stories, and the visual arts -- we will gather to celebrate all who lift up a message of peace, while we learn from and encourage each other to keep on keepin on.
Brian Terrell of Maloy, Iowa, visited Afghanistan for three weeks in December as part of a delegation sponsored by Voices for Creative Nonviolence and the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers. In January, Brian and 13 others were convicted of trespass in a Las Vegas court for their protest at Creech Air Force Base, from where unmanned robotic “drone” aerial raids on Afghanistan are controlled.
Brian is a long-time Catholic Worker and a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
This is the topic of MFSA's Spring Regional Gatherings. This will be an opportunity to learn about the Islamic faith, and to have fellowship and dialogue with some of our Muslim brothers and sisters. Speakers for this event are Mahmoud Hamad and Amro Luai.
(The MFSA Cedar Rapids Gathering will be on Saturday, March 12,abeginning at 10:00 AM at the Mother Mosque, 1335 9th Ave. NW,in Cedar Rapids,hosted by Imam Taha Tawil. Following lunch (on your own) the Gatheting will move to the Islamic Center, 2999 1st Ave. SW,at 1:00 PM,Tim Hyatt, host.)
Please visit http://afsc-iowaconference.org/new/ or see the attached flyer for more schedule information. The conference will run 12:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 and 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Geofrey Fisher is a project coordinator with the Iowa Immigration Education Coalition (which includes AFSC). IEC is a multi-perspective group of business, labor, civil rights, religious, immigrant, education, social service, government, and other community leaders united for the purpose of providing Iowans with relevant and timely information about immigration issues and their impact on Iowans and their communities.
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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