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All ages talk peace in Kansas City

By Ira Harritt

I recently had the pleasure of making presentations to two very different groups, but both experiences were very heartening.

One group was made up of retired clergy, who had many years of preaching under their belts. I shared thoughts and hopes for peace. I discussed a quote from Antoine de Saint Exupéry, author of the The Little Prince, who once wrote “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

Youth and economic cost of war

youth for peace, economic cost of war

Group of youth using a penny count to explore the economic cost of war.

Strong Feisty Woman Award Banquet

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 5:30pm

 WILPF will honor two wonderful women:

Maggie Rawlands, active in Des Moines WILPF since the 1960s and a leader on causes like disarmament, small weapons treaty, anti-nuclear weapons, and challenging corporate power.  Maggie is delighted with the featured speaker we will have at the meeting, David Cobb from National Move To Amend.  More on David later.

NBC Action News: KC activists hold rally on 9th anniversary of War in Afghanistan

On the ninth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, Kansas City MO activists issued their report card on the war. The AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs  in.

Concord NH Monitor: Martin Luther King associate to speak at AFSC dinner

VINCENT HARDING, a friend, associate and sometime speech-writer for Martin Luther King Jr., will be the guest at a dinner Friday in Concord to benefit the American Friends Service Committee.

AFSC-SENE blog: March of the Dead on the 9th Anniversary of the War

A line of people dressed in black with uniform white masks walked slowly through the central bus plaza in downtown Providence on Friday October 8.

Phillyist.com: Windows and Mirrors (to Afghanistan) to Open on Arch Street

 

Waves of foreign soldiers have deployed to Afghanistan, and if fortunate, get return home again after a year. Meanwhile Afghan citizens have lived every day of their lives, for nine years, surrounded by the horrors of war—some displaced, refugees, forced to rebuild whole new communities only to be chased out again. The constant fear and hardships these people endure are beyond most of our understandings. And yet, the pain of war has inspired young artists to create.

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Phillyist

Philadelphia Inquirer Weekend: Windows on a war

Windows on a war

It is the artists' treatment of subject matter that distinguishes their reflections on the war in Afghanistan and justifies serious attention being focused on the debut of their dynamic show "Windows and Mirrors," at Arch Street Meeting House (Windows and Mirrors is the second event listed).

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia City Paper Arts Pick: Windows & Mirrors

Zaher Wahab, an anthropology professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., asked Afghan children to sketch their daily lives. The results, along with 45 memorial panels, comprise this traveling exhibit that's meant as a response to the gross under-coverage of the Afghan death toll since 2001. The AFSC's Mary Zerkel explains.

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City Paper

WFMJ(Ohio).com: Philly art show opens on anniversary of Afghan war

An art exhibit in Philadelphia is commemorating the ninth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.

The Windows and Mirrors exhibit opens Thursday at the Arch Street Meeting House. It features works from artists in the U.S. and France.

The show consists of 45 hanging panels memorializing Afghan civilian casualties. The show also includes drawings collected from Afghan high school students about their daily lives.

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