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Salem MA Gazette: Celebrating International Day of Peace by Honoring AFSC

Salem State University Peace Institute celebrates International Day of Peace every year by giving a Champion of Peace award and holding a songfest with peace music.

This year Maggi Smith-Dalton and Salem State students will sing peace songs and the Champion of Peace plaque will be awarded to American Friends Service Committee – New England region. On anniversary of 9/11, focus on peace, healing. Ira Harritt weighs in.

The pain, anger and hatred still smoldering from the construction of a Muslim community center near ground zero in New York City shows how people still struggle with the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy.

Events this week and next in Kansas City can help people heal from a culture of war created by the terrorist attack and nine years of fighting in Afghanistan and seven years in Iraq. AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs in.

A Benefit Reception in support of Kathy Kelly, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE

Friday, September 3, 2010 - 7:00pm

Kathy will speak about her recent experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan

where she interviewed victims of our drone attacks.

This will be an opportunity to learn about how drones

cause increasing retaliation toward our soldiers, making all Americans less secure.

NRCAT release

NRCAT release seeking investigation of CIA's alleged medical torture of detainees after 9/11.

Truthout opinion: What we can learn from August 6 and 9

In this opinion piece, co-authored by AFSC's Jeff Napolitano,  August is commemorated as a month of memorial and actions for a nuclear free-world.

AFSC Supports New Civil Society in Mozambique

OCODEMA logo launch

Mozambican community members at logo launch

Community members pose in front of logo for new community organization, OCODEMA.


Contact: Anna Crumley-Effinger

Office: 215-241-7150


After more than 30 years, AFSC leaves its work in good hands of OCODEMA 

Iowa Peace Initiative Conference

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

This will be a statewide conference for all Iowa peace-movement people, planned by representatives of AFSC, PSR, UNA and several local groups. No formal speeches, just a stimulating day of discussions featuring Iowa groups plus a panel of national leaders from NEA Peace and Justice Caucus, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Veterans for Peace (all committed) and perhaps others. No registration fee. Lunch available for purchase.

Chicago Peace Day

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us for International Peace Day at Daley Plaza event on Sept 17 is from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

Discussing Peacebuilding at the UN

Andrew Tomlinson, QUNO Director, discusses peacebuilding with Ambassador Anne An

Andrew Tomlinson, QUNO Director, discusses peacebuilding
with Ambassador Anne Anderson, Ambassador Colin Keating, and
Professor Ed Luck.

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