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BBC: Impact of Supreme Court decision on teaching peace

Andy Carl, executive director of Conciliation Resources has written an opinion piece on the recent Supreme Court opinion allowing the government to press terrorism related charges against those teaching peaceful conflict resolution and mediation to terrorists. Many organizations, including AFSC, have spent many years working for peace in areas of conflict, and believes that peace must include dialog with all parties.

Southampton students paint panel on Afghan civilian deaths

A mural depicting an eye has given Southampton Intermediate School students a glimpse into Afghanistan’s rugged mountains, patchwork of tribal cultures and sacred caves—and the war that overshadows that all.

Eyes Wide Open-The Cost of War to Indiana

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

The Eyes Wide Open exhibit, created by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), is a living memorial to the military personnel and civilians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan-- and a stark reminder of the human cost of war.
 
Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War first opened in Chicago's Federal Plaza with just over 500 pairs of boots in January 2004. Since its last display on Memorial Day weekend 2007 with over 3,400 pairs of boots the exhibition has been divided into state displays to travel to smaller cities and towns.

Central Asian and Iraq Wars

Beena Sarwar: Pakistan - Challenges and Hope - Boston University, April 14, 2011

Speeches from "After September 11: Paths to Peace, Justice & Security" (December, 2001)

The "Peace" Operations of the US/ Airstrikes on Weddings by Art Hazelwood and Juan Fuentes

Mural Panel from Windows and Mirrors:  The War in Afghanistan, by Art Hazelwood and Juan Fuentes.

Silent Screams - film showing

Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 9:00am

Waking from a dream as she slept comfortably in a remote Kurdish village in Northeastern Iran, Karla Hansen stared wide-eyed at the ceiling.  Across the border in Afghanistan, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), controlled by American pilots sitting in front of video screens inside the U.S. were dropping bombs on the poorest of Afghanistan’s poor.  Hundreds of children, beautiful children, like those who welcomed her every day during her visit to Iran, had already perished.

The People's Journey from Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 6:30pm

We are proud to host this discussion with dedicated peace activists, who want to share their efforts to transform the experience of war into a loving pilgrimage toward peace.

 The People’s Journey

$1 Trillion for Wars Op-Ed

Read and comment on Mary Zerkel’s op-ed in the Huffington Post on the $1 trillion that U.S. taxpayers have spent on the wars in Iraq and Afganistan by May 30 and also what we could have spent that money on instead.

Eyes Wide Open: Interfaith Reflections

Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee's widely-accalimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War, features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty and a field of shoes to memoralize the Iraqis killed in the conflict.  Eyes Wide Open has toured to over 100 cities across the U.S. and has been visited by hundreds of thousands of people. 

Afghanistan 101: The Case for Withdrawal

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 7:00pm

Jeffrey Weiss

Jeffrey Weiss is Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry in Des Moines and the former Peace Education Director for AFSC in Iowa.

Presented by Catholic Peace Ministry & AFSC

With Jeffrey J Weiss, Director, Catholic Peace Ministry

Next Steps to Peace Discussion to follow.

 

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