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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.

Mayor Cownie to Meet with Peace Committee

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:30am

Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie spoke at an April 2009 rally celebrating the Iowa Supreme Court's decision in support of same-sex marriage. Mayor Cownie is also active with Mayors for Peace.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 28. At the last meeting of the Des Moines Area Ecumenical Peace Committee, it was voted to work with Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC on getting the Des Moines City Council to pass a resolution calling attention to  the hardship that military spending creates for meeting public needs. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie will meet with the Peace Committee to discuss developing a strategy for such a resolution.

A Peace Letter from Ira

"The greatest danger for most of us is not

that our aim is too high and we miss it,

but that it is too low

and we reach it."

~Michelangelo

Dear Peacemakers,

Visions of Peace at the Crossroads

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

KC Crossroads flyer graphic

Crossroads peace flyer graphic

Lend us your hands for peace and justice.

Join us for music, performance, art, and much more. Help create the 40-foot "Lend Us Your Hands for Peace Mural," participate in the Visions of Peace video project or the Peace Parade, enjoy the performances and learn what you can do.

Youth and school programs are encouraged to take part by using the "Lend Us Your Hands For Peace" art activity. See related documents for more info! Click here to see some of the pictures we have already received.

Peace On Purpose

          On May 21st, 2010, the American Friends Service Committee’s Middle Atlantic Region hosted its first Peace on Purpose conference at Stony Run Friends Meeting House featuring workshops from various Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) programs and partnering organizations that confront and work to resolve issues of conflict, war, and indignities in the United States.  Starting off the conference with a jolt, the Maryland Peace with Justice Program barely began delving into their work facilitating theater workshops in Maryland prisons when a

Quaker to Speak at Crossroads Event

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 11:45am

Crossroads: A Project about Civility

A monthly gathering of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa.  An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and gather with progressive people of faith and goodwill.

(Crossroads will take a break in July and will return in August.)

Speaker:               Charlie Day

Patriots' Picnic

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:30pm

Join us for a Patriots’ Picnic

 You are invited to celebrate Independence Day, the freedoms of our democracy and to support the continuing peacemaking work of the American Friends Service Committee. 

Let Freedom Ring! Keep the Faith! Join us and Celebrate with like-minded Patriots!

 

Who we are

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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