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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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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