Join the EPF Iraq War Action Group HERE
Windows and Mirrors: From American Friends Service Committee Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children. HERE
Whose Children Are These? Hear Afghan Children’s desires and questions recorded this Advent, Listen HERE
Educate your representatives in Washington to end the war, support development and support: legislative resources here
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Help our Action Group Write letters to the Episcopal congressional representatives. Please write to Madeleine Beard if you’re interested.
Work to End the U.S. occupation of Iraq: We call our government to immediately begin an orderly process of withdrawing U.S. troops and closing U.S. bases with a timetable supported by the Iraqi people, and to work toward an end to funding the war.
Help Iraqis hurt by war. We support relief efforts for Iraqis whose lives have been shattered by this war. We call our government to make reparations and to fund international reconstruction, with particular concern for those forced from their homes. Please include the names of the Americans and the Iraqis killed each week in Prayers of the People. We e-mail this information each Tuesday. If you would like to receive this, please contact Sara Filipiak.;
Help our troops hurt by war: We commit to a ministry of healing and justice for those who have served in our armed forces and their loved ones. We pray for soldiers and their families, please include the names of the Americans and the Iraqis killed each week in Prayers of the People. We e-mail this information each Wednesday. If you would like to receive this, please contact Sara Filipiak.; We call our government to provide generous support for veterans to heal their physical, mental and spiritual wounds and to rebuild their lives.
On March 16, 2007, 5,000 participants worshiped and witnessed at the National Cathedral and marched to the White House to pray for an end to the war. For news reports of this event, click here. For the service itself and Episcopal reflections from that event, click here.
In June of 2008 the CPWI had a Partner Retreat in Montreat, NC. To read about that retreat please click here. Upcoming CPWI events include a young adult gathering in the fall and a DC gathering in the spring of 2009.
Eyes Wide Open Host your state’s boots in your community. American soldier’s boots and Iraqi Shoes of those killed in Iraq. American Friends Service Committee can provide state exhibits.
Cost of War: The US is spending $720 million dollars a day – American Friends Service Committee has brochures and banners appropriate for hanging in your parish or community. Provides the economic statistics regarding funding for the war and what it means for your state.
National Priorities Project: Provides the economic statistics regarding funding for the war and what it means for your state.
United for Peace and Justice: Largest Peace Coalition in the country organizing against the war in Iraq and a potential war in Iran