Cris Mann, left, and Henry Stoever hold a banner at the Jan. 22, 2021, rally to celebrate the "entry into force" of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.--Photo by Jim Hannah

PeaceWorks’ 2020-2021 Accomplishments

Among PeaceWorks-KC's accomplishments in the last 12 months are an Open Letter concerning the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, a Memorial Day rally, a virtual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance, an online art fair, and a celebration of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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. 

Rug: No Nukes—Photo by Laurentiu Morariu, at unsplash.com/photos/41_POIRHtNA

Forecasting a spring thaw on prospects of a nuclear winter    

Are you discouraged by the growing threat of nuclear weapons? There may be en-couraging news on the horizon. A recent Politico article raises hopeful prospects that a new Biden administration could reverse the Trump administration’s trend toward heightened nuclear tensions and a renewed nuclear arms race.

Ron Faust, a retired Disciples of Christ minister, holds out the promise of the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons--that it comes just in time to "create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."

A Call to Live Nuclear Free

Ron Faust sees the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as coming just in time "to create life and forestall death / To breathe in hope and breathe out a future / For our grandchildren and for all human races."

During the Jan. 22 rally, Ann Suellentrop turns the mic to the 50-60 persons there, as they repeat after her, “The Power of Love! The Power of Justice! The Power of Soul! The Power of Truth! – that’s freeing us from nuclear weapons today!” Later, she noted, “That’s from Gandhi. It’s what satyagraha means.”—Photo by Jim Hannah

Ban Treaty: ‘the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons’

Over 2/3 of the world’s countries support the Ban Treaty (the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) because nuclear weapons are too dangerous. They threaten all life on Earth. They do not keep us safe.

This billboard, designed by Robyn Haas, is at 71 Highway, south of 125th St. in KC, MO.

Jan. 22 rally in KC & billboards mark ban of nuclear weapons

Billboards in Kansas City, Mo., and a 2 pm rally Jan. 22 will mark the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. At the rally at 47th and Main, wave the flags of 51 countries that have ratified the treaty, learn about the treaty, and sing "Imagine"--Imagine no nuclear weapons!