With unemployment benefits set to expire for many, and with job prospects still scarce, millions of Americans face the prospect of going hungry and getting thrown out of their homes soon after the holidays. Jobless union members, veterans, students and millions of others are struggling to make ends meet while many politicians merely support the wealthiest 1%.
The Des Moines Area Ecumenical Committee for Peace, along with MFSA and many other co-sponsors, will present this annual prayer service.The theme for the service is, "Troubled Sleep: A Call to End War, that the World's Children Might Sleep in Peace." We will lift our prayers, and strengthen our resolve to end war in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent war in Iran and seek a peaceful solution to the conflict in Palestine/Israel and insist that "War Is Not the Answer." Please join us!
Amnesty International USA Group 277 in Des Moines invites you to join us for a Holiday Open House!
Come share refreshments, chat with friends, and write for rights as part of AI's Global Write-a-thon. Sign postcards, petitions, and write a letter or two in a relaxed atmosphere." Help us make a difference!
Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie. On March 16, 2003, Rachel was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter's work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, spending time in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, and Turkey.
Jeffrey Weiss is Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry in Des Moines and the former Peace Education Director for AFSC in Iowa.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 7:00pm
The night will feature a short lecture by Jeffrey J Weiss of the Catholice Peace Minsitry on the state of the Federal Budget, the Super-Committee wall, and threats to Iran. Stephen Toothman and representatives of 'Occupy Iowa' will then speak and answer queries about how you can help the 99 percent.
The public is invited and snacks will be available.
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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