AFSC KC Program Coordinator, Ira Harritt gave keynote address at the 26th annual Kansas City World Peace Mediation on December 31, 2011
Over 100 area residents young and old attended the 2011 Kansas City World Peace Mediation event arriving at 5:30am. Activities included prayers for peace made by leaders of fifteen faith traditions; the awarding of the annual Boddhi Satva Award to Rev. Sam Mann; musical performances; and a keynote address on peace.
Mike Ferner, interim director of Veterans for Peace, speaks at AFSC's Windows and Mirrors opening reception in Kansas City. Ferner said the images from the Afghanistan War reminded him of buses and planes carrying wounded soldiers home from the war in Vietnam. For a slideshow from the reception, please click here.
By Jon Krieg, AFSC Senior Administrative Associate
Talk with people at a recent reception marking the opening of AFSC’s Windows and Mirrors Exhibit in Kansas City and you hear reactions like powerful and intense, painful and hopeful.
Listen a little more, and you realize that everyone views the Afghanistan war images somewhat differently.
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