Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tax Day Rally in Des Moines welcomes the Pentagon Sacred Cow

By Catholic Peace Ministry

DES MOINES, IA -- (Catholic Peace Ministry news services April 15, 2017) The Pentagon SacredCow made a special guest appearance in honor of himself at the tax day protest last Saturday afternoon, stealing the limelight from the 250 plus citizens who were questioning the priorities of the country and asking President Trump to release his tax returns.   

Des Moines says “NO” to Trump’s War


By Catholic Peace Ministry

DES MOINES, IOWA (APRIL 9TH, 2017) - Catholic Peace Ministry joined 'Iowa Uprising,' the 'Democratic Socialists of IA' and a number of college and high school students on April 8 at the Iowa State Capitol with its "The World Still Says No to War" sign in response to the illegal bombing of a Syrian military base by the current administration.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Palm Sunday Procession and Prayer Service for Peace 2017

By Christine Sheller


Iowa Peace Network, also a cosponsor, participated in the Palm Sunday Procession and Prayer Service for Peace, this past Sunday, April 9, 2017.  A large group gathered at the Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines, and processed to the First Christian Church at 2500 University, about 12 blocks away. 

Bassem Youssef: Jon Stewart of the Arab World speaks at Drake U.

By Christine Sheller

The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship and the Drake University Arabic Club sponsored a presentation by Bassem Youssef, traveling from out of state, March 28, 2017.  He has been dubbed “the Jon Stewart of the Arab World.”

Thursday, April 13, 2017

M.L. King, Jr. at Riverside: Wrestling with America's Demons" & Matthew. 4:1-11

By Tom Wagner
The following was a presentation given the 5th of March 2017 at the Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Muskegon, MI.


Inspiration often comes to us cloaked in mystery. Sometimes it comes to us as something that was always there; wisdom passed on from generation to generation or long standing personal commitments, but nearly imperceptible until a fresh breeze of new circumstance in our individual or collective life calls our attention to it. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Listening and Standing With ( at Standing Rock)


I first learned about CPT as a young child, when a member of my church joined a delegation to Palestine.  This was the late 90’s, and CPT was standing alongside Palestinians facing home demolitions (the Campaign for Secure Dwellings).  I didn’t fully understand why Israeli military forces were demolishing people’s homes and taking their land, but instinctively I knew that it was wrong.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Loving our Captive Neighbor

By Hannah Maselli, from a blog fieldsofjustice.org; and first printed in The Friend, (Nov. 2016), a publication of Friends United Meeting in Iowa; reprinted with permission


What is the value of a human life?  Does all life have the same value?  Does value depend on the services that life can provide?  Is there some sort of tangible baseline of value for a human being?  These are the questions we approach when dealing with the telltale degradation of human life crossing many cultures, regions, societies, income classes, genders, and ages:  human trafficking.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 16



In honor of Martin Luther King Day Jan. 16, IPN would like to pass on some wisdom from King’s writings.  First, are six statements about nonviolence.  Second is a poem about values.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sat., Dec. 3 IPN Holiday Open House a Success

By Christine Sheller

The Saturday afternoon Holiday Open House and Alternative Gift Fair held by Iowa Peace Network last week Dec. 3, was a success. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fee and Dividend Plan Would Curb Climate Change


We have a gigantic pricing mistake in our country. We currently don’t charge anyone anything for the waste products produced when fossil fuels are burned.