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Walking Meditation for International Peace Day at WaterFire

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:30pm

Water Fire procession for peace

Waterfire Procession for Peace

Join us for a walking meditation on peace in collaboration with the Peace Flag Project and Providence Water Fire.  As part of the RI Month for Peace activities surrounding the 10th anniversary of September 11th and International Peace Day September 21st, the annual Buddhist walking meditation will take place this year as part of the Sept. 24th Water Fire.  The walk will be led by local interfaith leaders.

Assemble at 6:30 pm at the Waterplace Park Basin. Walkers can purchase and carry Candle Luminaria as they walk slowly and in silence.

Los Angeles Youth Art Exhibit

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 6:30pm - Friday, September 16, 2011 - 5:00pm

AFSC is be hosting its ArtWalk Exhibit entitled "My Voice" and connecting it to the "If not war" theme. Students will be on hand to discuss their work, and how our country could have addressed a number of national and local issues instead of war. LA Downtown ArtWalk attracts several thousands of people as a free, public event every month.

9/11 CommUNITY Reflections & Renewal

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join with others of other backgrounds and experiences on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedies at a community dialogue to:

Windows and Mirrors in San Francisco

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 5:00pm - Friday, October 28, 2011 - 8:00pm

WINDOWS AND MIRRORS: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is a traveling exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality. The 18 panels created by international and US artists help us imagine the experience of Afghan civilians – from death and destruction to hopes for peace.

Remembering Hiroshima: Imagining Peace art exhibit

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:15am

September 21: exhibit
“Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace 2011” (including art, political cartoon
and Japanese comic books) opens at CMU, 4th floor of Hunt Library. Dessert
reception at 4:30 pm at Maggie Murph Café, first floor. Through November 18.


Walking the Path to Peace

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Walking Path to Peace-AI

This American Indian faith group's panel reflecting on 9-11 and the way to peace and security is one of fifteen panels produced for the Walking the Path to Peace and Sercurity exhibit.

Please join us for an opening reception and program for the

Ten Years After 9/11:

Walking the Path to Peace and Security

September 11, 2011, 4:30 – 6:00pm

In the Shalom Room, Community of Christ Temple, 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, MO

Fixing Our Economy

Ira Harritt, Kansas City Program Coordinator, provided an update on the federal budget debate on KKFI Community Radio's Heartland Labor forum on Thursday, August 11, 2011. In this interview he reviewed what economists and leaders are saying about the recent budget deficit deal and discussed what will really put people back to work and heal our ailing economy.

Excerpts from the show:

Playing and Practicing Peace in Baltimore

Children in Baltimore are developing conflict resolution skills using games, discussions, role-playing, and other activities, in a program which stems from AFSC’s conviction that nonviolence and community participation can better both individuals, communities, and our world.

Playing and Practicing Peace in Baltimore

Children playing with a ball

AFSC's Youth Program Director, Mia Jones discusses her work in the Baltimore public school system and how various programs have raised a particular group of girls' sense or empowerment.

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie calls for peace at Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration

Large crowd convenes at Japanese Bell, recalls Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 22 organizations sponsor event

DES MOINES -- (Catholic Peace Ministry) A crowd of 100 assembled at the Japanese Bell on the Iowa State Capitol grounds Tuesday evening, August 9, 2011 to observe the 66th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The theme this year was "From Hiroshima to Fukashima: The Nuclear Fallout."

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