Please help encourage the youth of Kansas City to use their creativity to speak their peace.
Area youth from the “If I Could Change the World…” Spoken Word Project and American Friends Service Committee interns and other spoken word artists will be touring Kansas City venues performing spoken word from late March to June 2013.
Numerous acts of intolerance in the name of Islam that have happened recently motivated this program on Peaceful Islam: Ramadhan and Nationalism. Supported by youth communities in mosques from 5 villages, religous talks and communal fast breaking with the theme: Islam as the Pioneer of Peace in Indonesia, invited Muslims from grassroots communities to strengthen universal values of peace in their communities and lives.
Numerous recent acts of intolerance in the name of Islam motivated this program on Peaceful Islam: Ramadhan and Nationalism.
Life in Indonesian villages is traditionally peaceful—hospitality, mutual cooperation, and tolerance among residents were historically the norm in the country’s multicultural communities.
But acts of intolerance and violence in the name of Islam—the country’s majority religion and one that teaches peace and tolerance—are on the rise.
In a defiant response, youth from village mosques in Yogyakarta asked their neighbors to join them during Ramadan for an artistic exploration of the gender issues and multiculturalism that are under attack.
Bank of America is taking people’s homes through illegal and fraudulent foreclosure proceedings. At its core, the mortgage crisis was created by big banks playing fast and loose with our housing- we’re here to take it back and foreclose on the very institutions that would put us out of our homes! Rally for a moratorium to end all foreclosures. Bank of America on Green Valley Road.
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