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2011: Which way forward? ICJPE Mini Conference

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 1:15pm

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 19th.

The Illinois Coalition for Justice, Peace and the Environment (ICJPE) hosts its 6th annual conference this year in Chicago at Roosevelt University. The theme is "2011: Which Way Forward?" It's a "mini-conference" highlighted by an evening panel presentation of advocate leaders. This mini conference is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Institute for Justice and Transformation

IL Coalition for Justice Peace & the Environment
presents a mini conference...
2011: Which way forward?

Bangkok Post: Cross-border calm brings opportunity

Relations between Thailand and Cambodia have thawed in recent months, but greater understanding is needed before there will be any real warmth. 

Kim Vuth, 32, a peace activist who works with the American Friends Service Committee, said the relationship between former enemies Germany and France could serve as an inspiration for Thailand and Cambodia to coexist peacefully in the future.

He emphasised that peace building was not the job of governments alone.

News Source: 
Bangkok Post

TimesRecord (ME).com Opinion: Wiscasset students step out to build the beloved community

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Keith Harvey

KEITH ‘BEAR’ HARVEY was a scholarship football player on the Miami University of Ohio football team when its team name was the “Redskins.” His acceptance of that nickname changed following a conversation with a Native American classmate. Harvey’s commentary below explains why he joined the effort to change the team’s nickname.

AFSC's Keith Harvey, regional director for the Northeast, discusses "redskins," his childhood, and building the beloved community.

A few days ago, an article from the Lincoln County News landed on my desk. The article referenced the work of two of my staff in Maine, both Native women, and the struggle to address the racism embedded in the term “redskin.” When I read the words, “The people who want to change it should be shot,” I was instantly transported to my childhood.

News Source: 
Maine Times Record

CUNY.edu: Afghan War Casualties Memorialized Through the Eyes of World Artists and Afghan Youth

FLUSHING, NY: Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the second stop on its cross-country tour. The show features fifty 4’ x 6’ panels on parachute fabric made by an international group of artists, including participants from Queens College. The exhibition also introduces images collected by Dr.

Dorchester MA Reporter.com: Interfaith Breakfast in Observance of Survivors of Homicide Victims Month

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 8:30am

Join the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for an Interfaith Discussion and Dialogue Breakfast in Observance of Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month, November 20-December 20.

Suggested Resources on Peacebuilding

The following are peace resources suggested the Iowa Peacebuilding staff:

Silent Screams -- A movie about drone attacks by Karla Hansen
http://www.silentscreams.info/

For more info, please contact Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Coordinator, at KMcquillen@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 22.

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