Thursday, June 22, 2017

DCW Frank Cordaro Sentenced to 72 Hours in Jail

(Last) Thursday, Frank Cordaro was sentenced to 72 hours in jail for trespassing at the Iowa Air National Guard base as part of the Des Moines Catholic Worker and Veterans for Peace ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the drone warfare currently being waged from Des Moines at the Iowa Air National Guard 132nd Wing, now a drone command center.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Annual MFSA Peace Walk & Prayer Service: Peace: Transforming the World through Social Justice

By Christine Sheller

Monday, June 12 was host to many from both the Iowa Methodist church conference, and others from outside the conference participating in the Annual MFSA Peace Walk and Prayer Service, sponsored by the Iowa Chapter of the MFSA and seven other Methodist committees/ organizations.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

If Our Government is So Bad…..Why Not Change it?

By Jeffrey J. Weiss

If any form of government does not secure “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” then it is the duty of the people to abolish it -- Those instructions came from Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Prayer In “Such a Time as This”

By Christine Sheller

If you’ve ever responded to a political email for a survey, donated, or sent emails to representatives and senators per a third party email, you probably see the subjects to many emails that come in by various organizations urging you to act on many different issues.

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.