The Friends Committee on National Legislation has circulated this phrase from Martin Luther King Jr. as both a poster and a yard sign, available online.

Reflections on a debacle—the Afghanistan war

As the mother of an Army Infantry Officer who served for 13 months during Obama’s Afghanistan surge, I feel an overwhelming sadness for the men and women who served in Afghanistan. I also feel great sadness for the huge losses and suffering the Afghan people endured. The military and the U.S. government knew early on that the Afghanistan War was a debacle.

Messia Releford, an Avila University student, left, talks with Itto Outini at the March 6 rally of Advocates of Silenced Turkey.--Photo by Jane Stoever

Rally condemns cruelty to women in Turkey, international rise in domestic violence

A gathering of about 60 persons highlighted violence in Turkey against women as well as domestic violence internationally and locally. The local chapter of Advocates of Silenced Turkey organized the rally March 6 in Kansas City, Mo.

Charles Carney, at a PeaceWorks rally on Memorial Day in 2020, holds out hope, saying, "We're all part of this world-wide yearning for peace!"--Photo by Jim Hannah

2022 ‘Peace Is the Way’ walk, Wichita-KC

The “Peace Is the Way” walk through Kansas next year … is a walk away from the addiction of violence and fossil fuels to honoring and listening to Mother Earth. It is a walk to expand our consciousness into the reality that nuclear weapons are illegal! It is a walk to seek humility and to hear the stories of First Nation Peoples and people who were forced onto this land into the violence of slavery.