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Interfaith Prayer Vigils in Des Moines

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:30pm

 For LaCarlton Henderson & Martin Turks

Violence has touched…Our city, Our neighborhoods, Our hearts

Let us reclaim the places where violence occurs.

Let us pray for all people who are victims of violence.

Let us believe peace is possible.

Join us in prayer:

--12:30 pm--behind the Oasis store at 2917 Payne, just off 30th

Moving Toward a Nonviolent World

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:00pm


Presentation Goals               

  • Overview of  Michigan Peace Team’ vision, mission, and nonviolent tools
  • Share about our work in Palestine
  • Explore how we can make a Des Moines peace team happen  

Presenters: Martha Larsen and Liz Walters

Dreaming a New America - Keene Conversation with Vincent Harding

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

A community discussion with Dr. Vincent Harding, civil rights leaders, historian, associate of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Veterans of hope - anne braden film

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

The Life of Racial Justice Leader Anne Braden
In "Organizing the Other America," Anne Braden, shares her insight
and life stories about her childhood, coming to consciousness about racism,
and her lifelong work for racial justice and understanding.

Anne Braden's work for racial justice spans more than five decades and crosses paths
with both the legendary and the unsung heroes of the southern freedom movement.

Today's Peacemakers

We honor the bold-hearted men and women around the world who work diligently to help their communities and to support their more vulnerable neighbors. There are peacemakers in every nation and every community. The people featured here work with, but not for, the American Friends Service Committee. We are pleased to share their important work.

Sarah Rutherford

Student · Pittsburgh, PA

Nonviolent Direct Action Training

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 10:00am

Jordan Garcia gives a presentation

Jordan Garcia facilitates brainstorming at an AFSC Executive Committee meeting.

Jordan Garcia facilitates a discussion on immigration.


The training will run from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Seth Donovan & Jordan Garcia of AFSC will facilitate.

Kathy Kelly to Speak

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 7:40pm

Kathy Kelly at RNC 2008

Kathy Kelly in St. Paul

Kathy Kelly and others did a peace walk to St. Paul, Minnesota for the Republican National Convention in 2008.

Kathy Kelly is the co-coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence in Chicago and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.  She recently returned from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her topic is, "Ground the Drones, Lest We Reap the Whirlwind."  

“Human interaction, negotiation, diplomacy and dialogue, not surveillance and bombing by robots, will ensure a more peaceful future at home and abroad.”  Kathy Kelly

Who we are

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

Where we work

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