- Why This War? Reasons and Responses
We, along with Students for Progressive Action, Peaceworks, St. Francis House Catholic Worker Community, Veterans for Peace and the Columbia Interfaith Peace Alliance are sponsoring a series of forums and presentations: "Why This War? Reasons and Responses".
On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in MU's Waters Aud. we'll be holding a program on "What is Terrorism?" This will feature the screening of a film of a recent lecture by Noam Chomsky, responses and discussion.
On Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. in Rm. 110 of MU's Lee Hills Hall we'll be screening a recent talk by Prof. Howard Zinn that offers valuable insight on the current crisis.
- The first in this series of forums was the community forum "Going to War?" October 1.
- The second in the series, which took place October 10, was entitled "Where in the Earth is Afghanistan?" and presented by Larry Brown, MU Geography.
- The third lecture, Beyond CNN (Here We Go Again) was held Oct. 17
- The fourth was held October 29th. The talk was given by Ryan Amundson, whose brother Craig was killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Entitled "Not in Our Name: a Victim's Family Speaks Out," Ryan is a May 2001 MU graduate. He shared his and his family's reflections on the current war
- On Wednesday, Nov. 14 saw the fifth forum on "Oil, Energy and War" featuring presentations by Peaceworks Director Mark Haim and Devin Scherubel of the Alaska Wilderness League.
- Did you see our signature ads in the Tribune and Missourian? A full page with over 800 names. If you have a copy, why not tear it out and mail it with a note to President Bush or our Representatives and/or Senators? Addresses available on the PeaceWorks Web site.
- We've compiled list of recent news articles about the Fellowship of Reconciliation's response to the attacks of 9/11 which have appeared in the Tribune and Missourian.
- Every Tuesday there is a Vigil for Peace on Speakerís Circle from 12-1pm sponsored by Women in Black. This is a newly-forming Columbia chapter of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. For more info contact Elisa at 443-1104.
- Please put the new Wednesday Rush Hour Vigil for Peace on your calendars. This will be every Wednesday, 4p.m.-dark. at the corner of Broadway and Providence. Highly visible to thousands. We've turned out over two dozen participants each of the past three Wednesdays and hope our numbers will continue to grow. We've been getting excellent responses from passing motorists and really feel our presence is having an impact. Please join us for whatever portion of this time you can. We'll have signs, but feel free to bring your own if you like.
- Initiated by the Fellowship of Reconciliation 17 years ago and now of even more urgency, join us in the the Vigil for Peace at the Post Office from 10-11am every Saturday Co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace, and Peaceworks. As the bombing continues we need to demonstrate our opposition.