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Providence Journal: Providence peace rally protests treatment of activists

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- About 40 people rallied in front of the Federal Building in Kennedy Plaza, chanting, holding signs and banners, and passing out leaflets to motorists and people waiting for buses during rush hour Wednesday.

Relief Web: Handover of Mozambique program celebrated

On 18 September 2010 Arlene Kelly, AFSC Board clerk officially handed over the AFSC's Mozambique Integrated Rural Development Program (MIRDP) to OCODEMA (Manica Community Development Organisation) in a public function held in Manica town. The handover was attended by Dereje Wordofa, AFSC Africa Regional Director, community members, government officials, NGOs and local media. The event marked the culmination of a weeklong series of celebrations that took place in AFSC's partnering communities.

Des Moines Rededicates its Peace Garden

On a cool and drizzly September Sunday recently, over 100 people came together for an interfaith service for peace.

North County CA Times: Latinos attend human rights forum

About 30 members of North County's Latino community gathered Saturday at the MiraCosta College campus in Oceanside to learn about the rights they can exercise if stopped by police ---- especially at traffic checkpoints.

The Human Rights Council of Oceanside organized the event to address growing concerns among some residents that the checkpoints unjustly target Latinos for enforcement. The AFSC's Christian Ramirez presented at the event.

The Nation: Tell Politicians How to Spend Money, Win $500

We've already spent a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the meantime, education budgets are being slashed in schools like this one:

You're more plugged into the communities you grew up in than policymakers in Washington—and The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are staging a video contest to find out what you would do if you had access to the Federal budget.

Salem MA Gazette: Celebrating International Day of Peace by Honoring AFSC

Salem State University Peace Institute celebrates International Day of Peace every year by giving a Champion of Peace award and holding a songfest with peace music.

This year Maggi Smith-Dalton and Salem State students will sing peace songs and the Champion of Peace plaque will be awarded to American Friends Service Committee – New England region.

KansasCity.com: On anniversary of 9/11, focus on peace, healing. Ira Harritt weighs in.

The pain, anger and hatred still smoldering from the construction of a Muslim community center near ground zero in New York City shows how people still struggle with the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy.

Events this week and next in Kansas City can help people heal from a culture of war created by the terrorist attack and nine years of fighting in Afghanistan and seven years in Iraq. AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs in.

A Benefit Reception in support of Kathy Kelly, NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE

Friday, September 3, 2010 - 7:00pm

Kathy will speak about her recent experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan

where she interviewed victims of our drone attacks.

This will be an opportunity to learn about how drones

cause increasing retaliation toward our soldiers, making all Americans less secure.

Religious groups seek probe of medical torture allegations

Twenty religious groups, including AFSC, call on Congress and President Obama to investigate charges the CIA conducted illegal medical experiments on detainnes after 9/11.

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