All are invited to join a reading and action group to implement Warheads to Windmills. We’ll discuss the book and consider taking actions to actually do the deed: turn warheads into windmills.
Aim4Peace won the Kris and Lynn Cheatum Community Peace Award from PeaceWorks-KC March 1. Accepting the award for Aim4Peace was Rashid Junaid, commenting, “We have to remove the guns that are flowing into our city. We have to talk about how we’re feeding the violence, not turning off the violence.”
“Today I’m your coach for nonviolence.” With these words, renowned peace activist John Dear launched a weekend of nonviolent awareness and education, March 7-8, in Kansas City, Mo., and Independence.
April events that PeaceWorks-KC earlier slated for mid-April are now postponed because of the spread of the coronavirus. The events are: the 4/15-19 meetings with Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte about the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the 4/18 Gala for Justice and Peace.
The PeaceWorks-KC Annual Meeting was rich with meaning and memories. PeaceWorks leaders recalled events of the past year; a play explored reasons for resisting the making of parts for nuclear weapons in KC, MO. The pictures and podcast give you a taste of our Annual Meeting March 1.
We must stop the killing, take the trillions of dollars devoted to endless war and instead invest in our people, invest in our environment, and invest in our future.
John Dear, author, activist, priest, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will give a workshop at Avila University Sat., March 7, and will speak March 8 at the Community of Christ Temple in Independence. By Feb. 1, the website will go live that sells tickets to the workshop ($25 or, for students, $10). The March 8 talk is free.
PeaceWorks-KC and Code Pink are cosponsoring a rally No War with Iran. All are invited! It will be Sat., Jan. 25, noon-2pm, at the fountain at Main and Emanuel Cleaver Blvd.
On January 2, President Trump unilaterally ordered, without consulting Congress, the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most senior and highly respected military leader—a violation of international law and the U.S. Constitution, and morally wrong. This act of war has put Americans in grave danger.
“There are two main threats to our survival: nuclear weapons and the climate crisis,” Ann Suellentrop told a crowd of more than 125 persons Dec. 31, 2019. She spoke at the Rimé Buddhist Center in Kansas City, Mo., at the World Peace Meditation program. The center gave its Bodhisattva Award to PeaceWorks-KC and asked Ann to receive the award in recognition of her peace work in many circles.