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.
What could a nuke-free world look like?
Come to a light meal and round-table talk on Friday, Jan. 20, 6-8 pm. Bring your vision of a nuclear-weapon-free world—perhaps a world with free college, with food for all, with health care as it’s needed. Instead of spending billions on nuclear weapons, we could channel funds to sustain our Earth and all of us.
To end the horror in Ukraine, go big, and go broad
“Amid such suffering and with the risk of escalation increasing by the day, our call must be clear: End the war now,” says Kevin Martin, president of Peace Action, the network to which PeaceWorks belongs.
Introduction to war and peace
My mother's ancestors came from the Ukraine. ... I come from a military family that has fought in every war. ... I suggested that my son join the military. I wish that I had not done that.
Bennette Dibben shares reflections on International Women’s Day
Her own life story, political upheavals, and personal hygiene products for school girls were on Bennette Dibben’s mind as she spoke at a rally March 12.
A Eulogy of 22 January 2022
Thich Nhat Hanh has died.
Breathe in the beauty of life;
Breathe out and stop.
The war in Afghanistan is over. It’s time to face the truth
This is my opinion as the mother of an Army Infantry Officer who served in Kandahar Province. We cannot allow the story of this war to be told as anything less than a devastating loss, an international tragedy that could have been avoided.
Peace on the Far Trail
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.
PeaceWorks to cosponsor 3-part online Peace Literacy Workshop
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.
What have we done to ourselves?
We have tied ourselves up In a convoluted entanglement What have we achieved from 9/11? But ruination in endless war and revenge Amassing a military budget of $800 Billion Shifting away resources to tackle climate change Burning up the environment in red partisanship Turning to violent embarrassment and … Continue reading What have we done to ourselves?