Jody Mashek directs the Immigration Legal Services component of AFSC’s Immigrants Voice Program in Des Moines.
In one particular case, this man from Eritrea had not seen his wife and children in nine years. And he was such a ‘Dad’ figure, you could tell how much it hurt him not to be around his family. He cried in my office a couple times – here was this man in his 50s.
This year’s Holy Innocents Prayer Service for Peace will emphasize compassionate caring for children. We will raise our prayers, and strengthen our resolve to end war in Afghanistan, prevent war against Iran, seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Palestine/Israel and insist that “War is not the answer.”
Over 30 people attended “The United Nations and Palestine,” a program sponsored by the AFSC’s Middle East Peace Education Project (MEPEP) and Drake University’s Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance (MEPPA) on Tuesday, November 19 in Drake University’s Olmsted Center.
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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