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
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.
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.
Sponsored by the Des Area Ecumenical Committee for Peace, the service will include a theme of "weaving," and the liturgy committee would like to have people in the congregation actually knitting or crocheting during the service. This is a special invitation to anyone who knits or crochets to be a part of the service in that way. If you'd like to participate, please contact Eloise Cranke (515-262-5974), or just show up with your knitting/crocheting on that evening.
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
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.