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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Peace

On January 15 we pause to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., an apostle for nonviolence. And now that holiday is joined by another reason to celebrate, just one week later. On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force; this landmark […]


With love, from Kalamazoo to Palestine. A Festival of Celebration and Solidarity. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 3pm-6pm. Second Annual!

With Love, from Kalamazoo to Palestine:  A Festival of Celebration and Solidarity 3pm – 6pm Saturday, July 16, 2022   Bronson Park, Kalamazoo Michigan   Event hosts: Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW). Co-sponsored by the Friends of Palestine. Where: Bronson Park, downtown Kalamazoo When: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, […]

Events, Issues, Military Budget

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The U.S. spends the following annually on the military: $740 billion from the funds allocated by Congress to the Department of Defense ( $243.3 billion for Veterans benefits ( $49.4 billion for maintenance and upgrading nuclear weapons found in the Department of Energy budget ( >nnsa >budget) $48 billion in […]


Violence De-Escalation SKILLS TRAINING – Saturday, Oct. 31

Violence De-Escalation SKILLS TRAINING Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020 10 a.m. – noon and 1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m. In keeping with Covid-19 safety guidelines, this will be a Virtual Training Cost: none for the 1st 100 applicants, $30 for additional applicants YOU MUST PRE–REGISTER for this event. Go to […]



We, the members of Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW), express our deep sorrow over the tragic death of George Floyd, offer condolences to his family and friends, and condemn the racist police violence that led to his murder. We urge that the police officers involved in this heinous crime […]



A Fall festival and open house sponsored by Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW). Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Parkview Hills Clubhouse 3707 Greenleaf Circle, Kalamazoo Pot luck brunch – music – poetry games & crafts for kids and adults informative tables from many area organizations […]


Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek in Kalamazoo

You are invited to attend a talk: “Building Peace and Reconciliation in Israel and Palestine” by The Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek First Congregational Church 345 W. Michigan Ave. (corner of Michigan Ave. & Park St.) Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 7:15 p.m. Reception to follow talk Rev. Ateek was a founding […]