It’s time to end the Afghanistan War, bringing all the troops, not some, home now. But not just Afghanistan. ALL US troops across the Middle East, and throughout Africa, where the US has more military bases than in the Middle East, must come home now.
The house’s mission: We grow a healthy home by sharing labor and power, knowing our histories, partnering with Creation, and practicing hospitality, response-ability, and place-based peacemaking. Priority will go to local women activists working for systemic social justice in Wyandotte County and providing reparations to women of color in the form of rest and rent relief.
Ron Faust waits for a new administration, condemns the federal executions, and observes: Warming the transition are colored lights / Hung on trees inside homes shining through / The doubts and fears of a shivering nation / While outside squirrels chase hope around.
What we are taught about the founding of our country does not reflect experiences of indigenous people, and our lofty values of freedom and democracy fail to recognize the disenfranchisement of African Americans, women, and poor people in general.
Ron Faust asks: what do you do about those Who differ in values Who defend the second amendment Who disparage the immigrants Who look down on the poor Who deny systemic racism What do you say? Can we compromise? Can we get along? Do we just remain silent?
On Nov. 12, Ann Suellentrop took four signs to PeaceWorks-KC members on the public right-of-way at 14510 Botts Road, the long entry road to the Nuclear Security Campus, where non-radioactive parts for US nuclear weapons are made. And several times she's brought the signs to the weekly witness for peace on Tuesdays, 5-6pm, at Ward Parkway and 63rd Street.
[click here for a video with the following text] Seven score and seventeen years ago President Lincoln at Gettysburg [1863-11-19] asked his audience to resolve that those dead should not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, should have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the … Continue reading Gettysburg revisited
122 member states of the UN have wearied of nine nuclear-armed nations holding the world’s 190-some nations hostage by their potential for nuclear annihilation—by land, sea, or air. So in 2017 they passed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The treaty will enter into force Jan. 22.
The 50th ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Oct. 24 gives witness that nuclear arms are weapons of mass destruction and global genocide.
Meeting human needs is absolutely fundamental to finding peace within, and that is the foundation for peace in the world. So says Paul Chappell, who will facilitate the online workshop PeaceWorks-KC is cosponsoring Feb. 7, 14, 21.