An elders’ circle strung out, cuffed, speaking volumes in silence—after crossing the nuke-plant property line May 31. From left: Henry Stoever, Brian Terrell, Brother Louis Rodemann, Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay.—Photo by Tom Fox

Memorial Day event: ‘We spoke truth, we cried, we witnessed, we rejoiced’

This Memorial Day was the first time I was able to join PeaceWorks-KC at the National Security Campus, where non-nuclear parts are made for nuclear weapons. It was our 10th annual event there. I was moved by the experience.

Moderator Jim Hannah announces the "world premiere of Peace Jeopardy," insisting "I'm no Alex Trebek!"--the game would be more light-hearted than fierce.

PeaceWorks’ Annual Meeting: inspiring!

For the first time, PeaceWorks-KC its Annual Meeting via Zoom, with 57 persons attending on March 7. We were serenaded with live music, played our homemade Peace Jeopardy, and learned how much PeaceWorks accomplished during a long, difficult COVID-19 year. 

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. 

Feb 23 interview with Baker on unrigging the media & economy

Feb. 23 (Tue) 6 PM: Unrigging the media and the economy

PeaceWorks Kansas City is joining Our Revolution - Kansas City, Missouri in co-sponsoring an interview with Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research on "Unrigging the media and the economy".  The first half hour will be broadcast live on 90.1 FM, KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio, Feb. 23, 6 PM.  Or … Continue reading Feb. 23 (Tue) 6 PM: Unrigging the media and the economy

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."