Two inspiring activists will receive awards at the PeaceWorks KC Annual Meeting: Alvin Brooks, beloved activist who has devoted his life to improving our community, and Darryl Burton, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 24 years and is a co-founder of Miracle of Innocence.
Reverse the “I”
Reflecting on the Ukraine/Russia war, poet Ron Faust admits, “we can’t see our hypocrisy / How we come across as aggressively superior / How we lie and deny our true intentions.”
Song, sorrow, hope at heart of PeaceWorks’ Annual Meeting
“Blowin’ in the Wind” framed our sorrow about the war on Ukraine, with reflections and hope shared at the PeaceWorks Annual Meeting via Zoom.
Judge gives Henry Stoever 2 years of probation, plus fees
Henry Stoever went to trial Feb. 23 after crossing the property line at the local nuclear weapons plant. After the trial, Henry said, “Officials have blinders on to what this plant is doing to the poor and to the Earth.”
Judge tells nuke resisters, ‘Continue to fight for what you believe is right’
The four defendants at the Feb. 18 trial were voluntarily arrested for trespassing May 31, 2021, at the National Security Campus, operated by Honeywell for the National Nuclear Security Administration. As one of the defendants stated the day of the trial, “Why are we on trial and not those who make these weapons?”
‘I cannot NOT resist the immorality’ of producing weapons of war
Brother Louis, at his trial Feb. 18, called for following the vow of nonviolence, including this passage, “by working nonviolently to abolish war, the weapons of war, and the causes of war from my own heart and from the face of the Earth.”
Nonviolence in a violent world
“Today it is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence; it is either nonviolence or non-existence,” said Martin Luther King, Jr., in a sermon about Mohandas K. Gandhi, delivered in 1959. Can we handle this challenge? WE MUST.
Bette Tate-Beaver died Aug. 29
Bette Tate-Beaver, an international leader in social work and education, died of cancer Aug. 29. Through her lifetime, she fostered the beloved community envisioned by Martin Luther King Jr.
When we model Peace / Future generations will follow … The path of Peace is not easy / Often a road less traveled / Maybe ridiculed and lonely / But it is the correct road
‘We have to lead our leaders,” says Ann Suellentrop
We are in the middle of a second nuclear arms race, and the evidence for it is right here in Kansas City. … Just imagine if soldiers were deployed to fight climate catastrophe, to plant trees and clean up military waste all over the world!