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Peace Rally – Invest in People, Not War! Sunday, August 25, 2013

Peace Rally – Invest in People, Not War! Sunday, August 25, 2013

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Peace Rally – Invest in People, Not War! Sunday, August 25, 2013   Kalamazoo Bronson Park

Cut Pentagon budget – fund human needs

Cut Pentagon budget – fund human needs

Journey to Palestine/Israel

Journey to Palestine/Israel

This summer 2012, with the support of KNOW, Michael Dwyer traveled to Palestine/Israel as part of a Hope Equals youth peace delegation.  Michael is a peace activist, a founder of West Michigan Justice for Palestine student group at Western Michigan University. He recently graduated with a degree in English/Creative Writing. Hope Equals is a network […]

Apartheid wall exhibit at WMU

Apartheid wall exhibit at WMU

On Thursday, Nov. 17th, 2011, the WMU student group West Michigan Justice in Palestine, along with KNOW, set up a simulation of the separation barrier that Israel is building in the West Bank of Palestine. In 2002, Israel began building a barrier between the West Bank and Israel, with the declared objective of preventing the […]

Pot Luck and Palestine/Israel discussion

Pot Luck and Palestine/Israel discussion

Amy Damashek has recently returned from a 2-week peace interfaith delegation to Palestine and Israel. The delegation traveled throughout Israel and Palestine and met with more than 20 Israeli and Palestinian groups using non-violent means to promote peace. Amy will update us on the latest nonviolent peace building efforts, and will provide some insight into what’s happening “on the ground.” 5:15 pm – […]

Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Aug. 12th 2012

Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Aug. 12th 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Bronson Park, Downtown Kalamazoo Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki Sponsored by KNOW on the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Please join us as we again gather for a moving and unifying event. Family friendly activities are planned. Children can make and launch […]

Examples of Libya, Bahrain reveal hypocrisy in U.S. foreign policy

The following viewpoint article was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on June 8, 2011 By Wayne M. Conner Momentous events have been unfolding across the Arab world. Pro-democracy movements have challenged corrupt and repressive regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and Yemen, to name a few. The pro-democracy demonstrators have been remarkably nonviolent, even in […]

Letter to President Obama on Peace

Letter to President Obama on Peace

May 25, 2011 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, As we approach another Memorial Day, honoring those who have served our country, in past and current wars, you have an opportunity to address our Nation with a vision for Peace.  Many citizens believe the time […]

Is Opposing Nuclear Weapons a Crime?

Is Opposing Nuclear Weapons a Crime?

IS OPPOSING NUCLEAR WEAPONS A CRIME? by Jean Gump On July 5 a group of 36 assembled at Y-12 to protest by direct action its nuclear weapons activities. Thirteen of us crawled under a barbed wire fence and knelt and prayed and sang until we were arrested and our arms handcuffed behind our backs. We […]