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.
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.
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.
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.