Issues

Israel/Palestine

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 […]

Israel/Palestine

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 […]

peace dove
Issues

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.  […]

war is the enemy of the poor
Issues, Military Budget

A study guide for the war budget

FEDERAL BUDGET ISSUES MONEY IN: REVENUE (Tax Receipts) MONEY OUT: EXPENDITURES (Government Spending/Public Investment) DEFICIT/SURPLUS= Difference (plus or minus) between revenue and expenditure in one fiscal year. Reflects political decisions. Current Deficit=$1.5 Trillion (Tripled from 2008 to 2009). NATIONAL DEBT= Accumulation of government borrowing over the years. 2001 Debt=$5 Trillion […]

Celebration of victory for democracy
Issues

Vigil in Solidarity with the People of Egypt

KNOW endorsed and participated in a vigil with others who peacefully support freedom for the people of Egypt. This was a spontaneous, peaceful, and solemn expression of our admiration and support for the brave pro-democracy demonstrators in Egypt.  We also remember all those who gave their lives and hope for […]