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Lessons learned from Iraq that can Speed the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Peter Lems, American Friends Service Committee Program Director for Iraq and Afghanistan will look at the impact of the troop withdrawal from Iraq, our responsibilities to acknowledge the damage, and lessons learned for the peace movement.  How can we then use those lessons learned to speed-up the removal of US troops and bases from Afghanistan.

 

 

 

 

Disarming Words: poetry reading

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 8:00pm

Windows and Mirrors is the American Friends Service Committee’s traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children.

Winter Solstice Peace Vigil

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 5:30pm

NH Peace Action will hold a Winter Solstice Peace Vigil, including remarks from Mary Lee Sargent on "Five Things I Hope to Remember Before I Lose My Mind," or lessons learned from decades of political engagement.

Principles for a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis

AFSC has worked with Palestinians, Israelis, and the international community to achieve a just and lasting peace since 1948, and we remain committed to supporting nonviolent activism toward this end. This document summarizes the principles that guide our work in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

Peace Advocates Pivot Toward Asia and the Pacific

They came from China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Hawaii, New Zealand, and from across the US. They represented a wide variety of national interests, perspectives and struggles. They aired some differences.  But they also found much common ground.

The Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Beloved Community

Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, is hosting a series of community phone conversations on the theme The Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Beloved Community

We'll be talking about economic justice,the peace we work for in the world, and the peace we work for within.   Please join us!

Community Phone Call: Global Challenges

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Please join Joseph Gerson, Director of AFSC's Peace and Economic Security Program, for a telephone discussion about the global challenges that await as US power declines. 

Our host will be Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, who has launched a three part series of community conversations on the theme,  The Haves, the Have-Nots and the Beloved Community.

AFSC Community Recommendations of Books on War and Peace

We asked AFSC staff (and some friends) to recommend books that helped them understand war and imagine peace. They responded with a collection of intriuing and eclectic suggestions.  We've compiled a list of nearly 40 titles that you and your family may find interesting.  Many are avialable through the FGC Bookstore.

10th Anniversary Report Card

Report Card 2011

10 Anniversary Report Card on the War in Afghanistan

On October 7th a Report Card On Ten Years Of The U.S. War In Afghanistan was issued in Kansas City.  It evaluates the performance and progress in the longest war in U.S. history and the impact the war has had on the Afghan people, U.S. troops and the U.S. economy.

 The report card grades were delivered to the Kansas City office of Senator Roy Blunt at 911 Main Street, Suite 2224, Kansas City, MO.

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