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Simone Campbell to Keynote Dingman Dinner Honoring Sally Frank

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

Sr. Simone Campbell,

Drake Law Professor Sally Frank

 headline Dingman Peace Award Dinner 

Featured speaker on the national stage and 

local advocate for 1st Amendment follow

in late Bishop's tracks  

Perspectives on Iran: Media, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:00pm

Speakers are: Saeed Kamali Dehghan,  with panelists Mahmoud Hamad, Ellen Pirro and David Skidmore.  Mr. Kehghan currently writes on Iranian issues for the British daily newspaper,  The Guardian.  He has a strong interest in human rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, especially as they relate to Iran.  The event is co-sponsored by the iowa International Center.

Money Out, People In

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 9:00am

From Iowa CCI:

Help kick off the legislative session in a people-powerful way. This is an important and fun day you don’t want to miss. We'll meet with top decision makers, key legislators and stand alongside hundreds of everyday Iowans who (just like you) are ready to stand up and speak out to put our communities before corporations.  Busses planned from Dubuque and Waterloo, Iowa City and Grinnell and Ames areas.

For more info:

AFSC Iowa responds to violence in Gaza

 “Equal Rights for All” is the message delivered to the Des Moines offices of Senators Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin by a hastily-gathered group of Iowans responding to Israel’s latest attacks on the Israeli-closed city of Gaza. As of November 16, Israel has unleashed more than 100 missiles on the people locked inside Gaza, and Israeli troops are being moved toward the city.

Des Moines reflects on Windows and Mirrors

Videographer Rodger Routh portrays AFSC's Windows and Mirrors exhibit during its recent visit to Des Moines. The exhibit offers a chance to reflect on the human cost of the war in Afghanistan.

Action to end Israeli military attack on Gaza

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 4:00pm

With Israel again attacking Gaza it is important that we lift a voice to demand an end to the bombings and an end to the siege.

Call to Action: 

  1. go to the Senators offices to insist US to call for Israel to stop the siege immediately; this is another way of letting our senators know we oppose any resolutions affirming Israel’s actions
  2. hold a public protest outside the Fed. Bldg. to Nollen Plaza.

People around the world are reacting. We should  be too!

Looking for Peace in a Warring World

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 7:00pm

Feast of Holy Innocents

Iowans to mark 50 years of work against the death penalty

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

Please join Iowans Against the Death Penalty in marking our 50th anniversary.
Marty Ryan will be presented with the Gov. Harold E. Hughes Award on
November 10, 2012 and Rob Warden, executive director
of the Innocents Project at Northwestern University Center
on Wrongful Convictions Bluhm Legal Clinic will keynote the event.

Reception, dinner, award ceremony at 6 p.m.,
Marriott Hotel, Des Moines, $30 per person.
Please RSVP to Patti Brown at,

Volunteers on Deferred Action and Dreamers

Volunteers at recent AFSC/JFON legal clinics talk about why Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a good first step for immigrant youth and our nation.

Occupy Des Moines First Anniversary March and Rally for Solidarity

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 1:00pm

The Occupy Wall Street Movement continues to fight economic injustice and corporate greed.  Occupy Des Moines celebrates its 1st anniversary by reaching out to the community to join us in confronting economic inequality.  We are  expanding our movement and this event is an opportunity  to learn about Occupy and how you can make a difference.

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