Afghanistan

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.

 

Jeffrey Weiss

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

Hannah paints for peace

AFSC-NC interns Hannah Swenson and Layth Awartani put the finishing touches on an original mural panel for their Paint For Peace project, Spring 2010.

Windows and Mirrors: The War in Afghanistan

After months of preparation, AFSC is launching Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan.

This touring exhibit includes 45 unique 4-foot by 6-foot panels created by artists memorializing Afghan civilian casualties, alongside images about living with war collected from Afghan schoolchildren.  The exhibit opens in Philadelphia on October 7, the ninth anniversary of the war, and will include public programs each week.

The Good War?

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Afghan Alternatives to the U.S. Troop Surge

A talk and slide show by Peter Lems, the Program Director for Education and Advocacy on Iraq and Afghanistan for the American Friends Service Committee.  In December of 2008, Peter went to Afghanistan to visit with AFSC staff, contribute to a conflict assessment, and help design the organizations program work for the coming years.

BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH (Dessert and beverages will be provided)

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