Archive for the ‘Issues’ Category

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 […]

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 […]