Part #1: Lucky Garcia served in the Army for 8 years attaining the rank of Sergeant. She was deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2006 where she worked with Iraqis gathering intelligence and in the process gaining insight into Iraqis' lives. She shares her perspectives on the legacies of the Iraq war for both U.S. troops and for Iraqi citizens.
The Kansas City AFSC did not let the ninth anniversary of the Iraq war pass without action. Though many would like the failures and tragedies of the war to pass unnoticed, KC AFSC instead worked to make the anniversary an opportunity to reflect and learn lessons so we do not repeat the horrors of the past.
Join us for a peace festival on the First Friday in June celebrating and deepening our vision and commitment to a peaceful and just world and community. Help create the “Lend Us Your Hands for Peace” art creation, participate in the Visions of Peace video project and the Parades for Peace, Enjoy the performances, find out how to get involved in local work for social change; learn what you can do…
On March 19, the Anniversary of the Iraq war, at UMKC a panel provided five insightful perspectives on the legacy of the Iraq war and lessons for the future. Several peacemaking groups such as AFSC were exploring the factors that might avoid a repetition of war with Iran.
Over 100 area residents young and old attended the 2011 Kansas City World Peace Mediation event arriving at 5:30am. Activities included prayers for peace made by leaders of fifteen faith traditions; the awarding of the annual Boddhi Satva Award to Rev. Sam Mann; musical performances; and a keynote address on peace.
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.
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
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