Peace

Annual Service for the Feast of the Holy Innocents

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 7:00pm

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.

Speak Truth to Power

Speak Truth to Power was published by AFSC in 1955.  This is a scan of the original publication from AFSC's archives and includes a historical note added in 2012 regarding Bayard Rustin.

Los Angeles Friends Peace Gardens Program Honored

Literally building peace from the ground up has brought AFSC’s Los Angeles peace education program special recognition. The program is a recipient of the 2010 Subaru of America Healthy Sprouts Award,  one of only 30 selected from over 800 applications.

Interfaith Prayer Vigils in Des Moines

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:30pm

 For LaCarlton Henderson & Martin Turks

Violence has touched…Our city, Our neighborhoods, Our hearts

Let us reclaim the places where violence occurs.

Let us pray for all people who are victims of violence.

Let us believe peace is possible.

Join us in prayer:

--12:30 pm--behind the Oasis store at 2917 Payne, just off 30th

Peace Fellows Learn, Inspire in Iowa

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

They came to the Friends House to learn but, as we should have expected, they taught and they inspired.

Recently three Central College students serving as AFSC Iowa Peace Fellows participated in a day-long orientation about AFSC, peace building, and change making.

Suggested Resources on Peacebuilding

The following are peace resources suggested the Iowa Peacebuilding staff:

Silent Screams -- A movie about drone attacks by Karla Hansen
http://www.silentscreams.info/

For more info, please contact Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Coordinator, at KMcquillen@afsc.org or 515-274-4851, ext. 22.

Moving Toward a Nonviolent World

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:00pm

 

Presentation Goals               

  • Overview of  Michigan Peace Team’ vision, mission, and nonviolent tools
  • Share about our work in Palestine
  • Explore how we can make a Des Moines peace team happen  

Presenters: Martha Larsen and Liz Walters

The Next Step for Peace Party

This flyer describes The Next Step for Peace Party in greater detail.

The Next Step for Peace Party

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 4:30pm

To celebrate Hanukkah and Second Advent Peace Sunday, featuring the Festival of Light and Peace. A fundraising party for AFSC. Music will be provided by Jeremy Faust. Food and cheer included, too.

RSVP to Ron at ronfaust2@netzero.com or 816-468-1868.

Who we are

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.

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