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Peace work in Iowa

Peace work in Iowa

Published: March 29, 2010
Kathleen McQuillen speaks at an Eyes Wide Open event.

Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, speaks at an Eyes Wide Open event.

Time to re-think the U.S. war in Afghanistan

Here's one video to use in organizing.

The Peace community in Des Moines delivered its message to end the Afghan war now at the recent Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson event. Thanks to Rodger Routh for this video coverage.


Volk calls for Arms Control

If you think that nuclear weapons are no longer relevant, watch this video, again courtesy of Rodger Routh. On a recent visit to Des Moines, sponsored by STAR*PAC of central Iowa and AFSC, Joe Volk of FCNL put forth a very good case for advocating for nuclear arms control and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty CTBT. With the rising tension being created with Iran, Volk has some important information that doesn't seem to get to the American people. With war in Afghanistan increasing, more saber rattling is not the answer for Iran, either.


AFSC's peacebuilding work in Iowa focuses on--

Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran: Mobilizing the public for an end to the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and for the prevention of a U.S. war against Iran.

Palestine/Israel: Educating and organizing in support of a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict in Palestine/Israel. AFSC also sells organic Palestinian olive oil for $20/bottle in support of Palestinian olive farmers.

For more information on peacebuilding work in Iowa, contact Program Coordinator at 515-274-4851, ext. 22. Former AFSC staff person Jeffrey Weiss is now director of Catholic Peace Ministry, phone 515-255-8114.