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Tom Hayden, "Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Leading anti-war advocate and political activist Tom Hayden will discuss the debate over the best way to pursue social change. He argues that social change begins at the invisible margins, gives rise to social movements, and then inevitably becomes involved in mainstream politics.

Vigil and Rally for Nonviolence

Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 12:00pm

Members of the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois will be joined by the Shawnee Green Party and other supporters in a Vigil and Rally for Nonviolence on Saturday, January 15th from noon to 1:00 PM at the Town Square Pavilion in Carbondale. This will continue a tradition of advocating nonviolent solutions to national and international issues during a weekly vigil that has continued uninterrupted since December, 2001.

Iowans Weave Peace and Justice in a War-Torn World

"We raised our prayers, and strengthen our resolve to end war in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent war against Iran, and insist that War is not the answer.”

Responding to Violence against Those in Public Life

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization committed to overcoming violence in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, is deeply saddened by the violence of January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, when an attempt to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords brought death and injury to so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of the shooting, as well as their families and friends who are now mourning the deceased and anxiously awaiting the recovery of the injured. As Friends say, we are holding them in the Light.

The Military Industrial Complex at Fifty Conference

Friday, January 14, 2011 - 7:00pm - Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 12:30pm

0n January 14-16, 2011, this FREE conference will undertake to bring the Military Industrial Complex back into the spotlight, as a key factor shaping our society and public life. Our program will combine careful, critical scholarship with activism, analysis of the past with practical discussion about plans for challenge and change

Iowa Vets for Peace Solidarity Vigil

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 11:30pm

Des Moines members of the Veterans for Peace Iowa Chapter 161 solidarity vigil with national VFP DC Witness, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, followed by visits to Senator's Harkin and Grassley's DM Offices

Dudley High School Peace Table

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:15pm

AFSC volunteers will host a peace table at Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC. This month's theme is "Let's Make Peace...Pieces of Me."

Meeting of Kansas City Iraq Task Force

Monday, December 27, 2010 - 6:30pm

Planning campaigns to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and shift funds from military spending (59% of FY discretionary budget) to invest in our communities and our future. We are also beginning plans for bringing “Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan Exhibit" to Kansas City.

AFSC Heads Home for the Holidays

By Kathleen McQuillen, Iowa Program Coordinator

Home for the holidays. We hear that sentiment echo among others across radio stations and shopping malls. While commercialism threatens to rob the holidays of their truer spirit, there still lives within all of us the simple joy found in being with friends and family in a safe, warm, and peaceful place—Home.

Campus Organizing Conference Flyer

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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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