Archive for the ‘Issues’ Category

War is over – if you want it

suggested by Pat Lynn… So This Is Christmas and What Have You Done? Christmas Day, 1971 – 2016 Yoko Ono and John Lennon (Happy Christmas Kyoko) (Happy Christmas Julian) So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one just begun And so this is Christmas I hope you […]

LOVE trumps HATE. (a poem)

LOVE trumps HATE.   (a poem by Taj James, suggested by KNOW steering committee member Pat Lynn) the invitation has arrived to step into our courage and our full humanity from this day forward the harm can only unfold and multiply and spread with our silence with our consent with our participation we will not be […]

Help us stop the “Trillion Dollar Trainwreck”

Help us stop the “Trillion Dollar Trainwreck”

Help us stop the “Trillion Dollar Trainwreck” The United States plans to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to “modernize” all aspects of its nuclear arsenal: the bombs and warheads, the production facilities, the delivery systems, and command and control systems. These programs will create untold tons of additional radioactive waste, for which […]

Thank Senator Gary Peters and Senator Debbie Stabenow!

Call Senator Peters and Senator Stabenow and thank them for supporting the peace deal with Iran. Dial the Capitol Switchboard at 855-686-6927 and ask to be connected to your senator’s office. The deal is better than any of our other options, and it’s the best way to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. Or, send them an […]

Rev. Dave Knapp’s editorial on Islamophobia

An editorial cartoon generated by Chip Bok, back on September 12th, depicted arid terrain upon which had been erected a flag that said, “Islamic State.”  In the foreground was a terrorist prepared to execute two captives.  He said to them, “Convert to Islam, or die!”  One of them replied, “You first.”  In case you don’t […]

Critical Issues, Alternative Views episode on racism, police violence, and social justice

Watch the youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoemb_yqdTw

2014 Election Analysis

2014 Election Analysis

Watch the youtube video here: http://youtu.be/TT7O8RQ4qr8

Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice statement

Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace and Justice Resolution on Gaza The Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition speaks from its long established vision of peace and justice. We believe that silence at this stage contributes to acts of violence as the human tragedy in Gaza screams to the conscience of all the people of the world, if not […]

Peace with justice in Gaza – commentary by Daniel Smith

Peace with justice in Gaza – commentary by Daniel Smith

Regarding Israel’s attack on Gaza, often one hears in the media the following justification: “No country in the world would put up with rockets being shot at you, what if Mexico shot rockets at Austin, Texas (or pick a U.S. city) would you stand idly by?  This is self-defense.” I propose that the following analogy […]

Love in the age of dying icebergs

“Love in the age of dying icebergs” a poem by Jessica Clark I wonder if we will love as we have always loved, as geologic structures slip into the sea solidity crumbling, islands swallowed by the sea. There are peaks and valleys, whole mountain ranges on the verge of eruption just beneath our feet, from […]