We must speak up for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons because there are over 13,400 nuclear weapons in current arsenals, many on hair-trigger alert.
Please attend our virtual Annual Meeting Sunday, March 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. (See zoom link in story.) The theme will be “Marching on to Freedom Land"--we'll sing that and "Peace Train," we'll get updates, we'll march toward the future.
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.
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.
Ron Faust reflects on peace making and asks, So what can the resistance of a few peacemakers do Not knowing that they are peacemakers? But no matter, the unseen waves of their actions May just be what saves the world from itself.
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.
PeaceWorks-KC is displaying billboards around the city with the help of a grant from ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. You will see these messages along your travels in Kansas City, Mo., until mid-February:
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!
PeaceWorks-KC is posting billboards around the city. Want to share one with a friend? Open this full story by clicking on the headline. You'll see our three billboard designs and directions for easy downloading.
Ann Suellentrop, a PeaceWorks-KC leader and project director for Physicians for Social Responsibility, writes seven local universities about their collaboration with the National Security Campus in KC MO, a nuclear weapons parts plant.