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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!

 

Kansas City Chalk Walk of EWO 4-10

Chalk art of EWO boots

These “Eyes Wide Open Cost of War combat boots” were drawn by Kansas City AFSC program committee member Mary Vincent for the April 2010 Northeast Arts Chalk Walk Festival.

Intern Brings People Together in Kansas City

By Banen Chaney, former intern with AFSC Kansas City

            First, I will say that this AFSC internship has been a great experience and I feel that it has really helped me grow as a person. My desire of educating individuals on the potential for peace has dramatically increased, and I plan to continue my work, even without the title of “Peace Studies Intern.”

Four for Peace

Volunteers Discuss their Work with AFSC in Kansas City

(Click here http://afsc.org/document/unabridged-interview-afsc-volunteers-kansas-city for the unabridged interview. Compiled in the Spring of 2010 by Jon Krieg of AFSC’s Central Regional Office.)

Jon Krieg: I’d like to begin by asking each of you to introduce yourselves and say why and how you’re involved with AFSC.

Help Increase the Peace (HIP)

The Help Increase the Peace (HIP) program was developed by the American Friends Service Committee staff in Syracuse, New York, in 1991 as a youth-oriented program to address the epidemic of violence in schools. HIP is based on the conviction that nonviolence and participation in our communities can better each of us and our world.

Workshops focus on three themes: options to violence; dealing with racism, prejudices, and our differences; and the belief that we can each participate in our communities to bring about positive social change.

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

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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