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Walking the Path to Peace and Security

The Ten Years After 9/11: Walking the Path to Peace and Security community art project is a collaboration between the Kansas City Interfaith Council and the American Friends Service Committee’s Kansas City Program.

9-11 Walking the Path to Peace and Security brochure

9-11 Panels

Fourteen Art Panels were created by faith groups for the Ten Years After 9/11: Walking the Path to Peace and Sercurity exhibit.

Brochure for Walking the Path to Peace and Security Exhibit with comments by artists and faith groups.

Walking the Path to Peace

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Walking Path to Peace-AI

This American Indian faith group's panel reflecting on 9-11 and the way to peace and security is one of fifteen panels produced for the Walking the Path to Peace and Sercurity exhibit.

Please join us for an opening reception and program for the

Ten Years After 9/11:

Walking the Path to Peace and Security

September 11, 2011, 4:30 – 6:00pm

In the Shalom Room, Community of Christ Temple, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, MO

Fixing Our Economy

Ira Harritt, Kansas City Program Coordinator, provided an update on the federal budget debate on KKFI Community Radio's Heartland Labor forum on Thursday, August 11, 2011. In this interview he reviewed what economists and leaders are saying about the recent budget deficit deal and discussed what will really put people back to work and heal our ailing economy.

Excerpts from the show:

A Call to Move the Money

Dear Community Leader,

Let’s face it. The U.S. economy is in bad shape.

Too many members of our community are suffering while Congress is debating ideological issues that are beside the point. Federal and State government budget cutting is creating more unemployment, providing less help for people hit by job loss or illness and making the economic recession worse.

Everyone Deserves Justice and Peace

Everyone deserves justice and peace!” This was the sentiment of youth from the Learning Club Leadership Academy, a neighborhood teen youth program serving inner-city youth surrounding Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s members participated in the American Friends Service Committee’s Reflections on Afghanistan Mural project, which is teaching area youth about the Afghan people, the Afghan war and the impact the war has had on people there, on U.S. soldiers and on the United States.

Budget Priorities Letter to Congress

Letter sent to Senators and Congresspersons calling for funding of: jobs; education; healthcare; and housing and nighborhoods; and cuts to: war and the military; corporate welfare; and tax cuts for the rich.

Budget Priorities In KC Different Than Those in D.C.

AFSC staff and volunteers staffed a table at the Bridging the Gap Summit / back to school fair to enable people to speak out about federal budget priorities. The July 30 event sponsored by The Concerned Clergy Coalition of KC, Hickman Mills School District and All Christians Together Serving provided free health screenings, free food and clothing, entertainment, youth games and community vendors.

Kansas Citians Renew Call for Afghan Withdrawal

By Ira Harritt, AFSC Kansas City Program Coordinator

AFSC in Kansas City continues to organize rallies, vigils and forums knowing that many of our constituents are extremely weary of war. They are also well aware of just how dysfunctional the U.S. Congress has become and how insulated our elected officials are from the impact of grassroots lobbying, especially from the left.

Afghan War Vigil

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Afghan War Vigil to

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