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Bring the US Troops & War Dollars Home

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 9:00am - 10:10pm

On October 18 at 9:00am there will be a rally and press conference proceeding the Pittsburgh City Council hearing on our resolution to bring the troops home and fund human needs. This event is being organized by the Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee and sponsored by a number of local organizations including the American Friends Service Committee's PA Program.

Events to Mark 9/11 and Ten Years of War

AFSC joins with people all over the world in mourning the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and the hundreds of thousands who have died in the wars that followed in the decade since.  Every day, AFSC works around the world to lift up nonviolent, peaceful change. We invite you to join us at one or more of these events of remembrance and peacemaking.

Sept 8

New York City

National Vets for Peace Head to Visit Des Moines

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 12:00pm

Elliott Adams

Elliott Adams is president of the national Veterans for Peace.

Elliott Adams is president of the national Veterans for Peace.

Elliott Adams, President of the National Veterans for Peace, will visit Des Moines to officially recognize newly formed Des Moines Veterans for Peace Chapter 163.

Schedule of events:


Brief 10 to 15 minute. news conference north entrance of the Federal building in DM at 210 Walnut St.

Cindy Sheehan to Speak in Des Moines on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 7:00pm

Sponsored by the Progressive Coalition of Central Iowa, which lists these 10 reasons why there should be a “standing room only” crowd to greet Cindy Sheehan on Mother’s Day.

It’s caucus time--progressive peacemakers need Cindy’s reinforcement.

An Islamic Voice for Peace

Samar Sarhan is a Palestinian-American serving as a Middle East Peace Apprentice with AFSC's Iowa program. She made the following remarks representing her own views at the Des Moines rally marking the 8th anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq.

Iowans Mark Eighth Anniversary of Iraq War

Over 100 hundred Iowans gathered at a rally on March 19, 2011 to mark the eight anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq and to call for an end to all U.S. wars. The gathering was organized by Iowa Veterans for Peace, Chapter 161, and was co-sponsored by a number of organizations, including AFSC.

Videographer Rodger Routh compiled this report.

Below is a statement shared by Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator:

Rally on 8th Anniversary of Iraq: Carbondale

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 12:00pm

Town Square Pavilion,
Carbondale, IL

8 Years of War In Iraq Vigil, Rally and March of the Dead

Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

8 Years of War in Iraq Vigil, Rally & March will remember the past and ongoing human and economic costs of the Iraq war and urge our leaders to quickly and responsibly end the war and shift their reliance on military might to the use of diplomacy, humanitarian aid and strengthening internal and regional peace processes.

The event marks eight years of war in Iraq and will include music, speakers and a “March of the Dead.”

Iowa Vets Vigil, Lobby for Peace

Iowa Military Veterans Hold Vigil, Visit Congressional Offices to call for an End to Funding Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

On the same day 130 people, led by war veterans, are arrested in Washington D.C. at the White House

By Jeffrey Weiss, Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry

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