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A local eyewitness testifies at City Commission

by Laura Ford In January of 2019 I travelled with 48 others to explore the Holy Land and to gain an understanding of Palestine-Israel. Led by several pastors and designated Palestinian/ Israeli guides, we visited the usual and unusual areas for tourists: Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea Scroll site, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the […]

Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm

Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm

Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Central City Tap House dining room, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall KNOW Working Group on Israel/Palestine is proposing a City Commission resolution which will be voted on Monday, May 6. The resolution will be: “to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians […]

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

The KNOW Working Group on Israel/Palestine is hoping to have a resolution passed by the Kalamazoo City Commission, which calls for support for human rights by ending US military aid to Israel. We are of the belief that until we stop arming Israel to the teeth, or until the Israeli government senses that US aid […]

Sister Mary Ellen’s testimony in support of human rights in Israel/Palestine

Sister Mary Ellen’s testimony in support of human rights in Israel/Palestine

Sister Mary Ellen Gondeck, CSJ, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph’s Peace and Justice Team Testimony to Kalamazoo City Commission on April 15, 2019, in support of Kalamazoo City Commission Resolution to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by Ending US Military Aid to Israel —————- Good evening, I speak tonight on […]

Free film: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” -April 10 – 6:30 pm – Library

Free film: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” -April 10 – 6:30 pm – Library

KNOW film committee presents, free and open to the public: Free Film — “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” 6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 10 Kalamazoo Public Library, Van Deusen Room “[The film] is fair and even-handed in its telling of a wrenching, difficult history that features the perspectives of Israelis who saw the 1948 war as their […]

Brief history and background of Israeli/Palestine conflict

Justice and Peace for the People of Palestine and Israel: What We Must Do   A very brief history… It is a common misconception that the struggle in Israel/Palestine has gone on for thousands of years and thus will never be resolved.  Actually, problems only began in the late 19th Century, when in response to […]

Critical Issues, Alternative Views episode – Carbon Pricing and fighting climate change

Critical Issues, Alternative Views episode – Carbon Pricing and fighting climate change

A discussion with Dr. Barry Rabe, author of Can We Price Carbon

Free film at Library – 6:00 pm Thursday, Nov. 15

Free film at Library – 6:00 pm Thursday, Nov. 15

The Occupation of the American Mind A free film presented by Be-in-the-KNOW film series Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponent of War (KNOW) 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 15, 2018 (Note the earlier time to allow for discussion after the movie.) Kalamazoo Public Library downtown, 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo Van Deusen Room A documentary narrated by Pink Floyd’s […]

Singalong to raise our spirits in solidarity – March 10, 2019

Singalong to raise our spirits in solidarity – March 10, 2019

Peace and Justice singalong! Let’s get together and sing and play music.  Maybe bring some snacks if you care to. Bring your voice, if you want bring an instrument, and bring some songs… if you have some favorites for others to try, it’s up to you! Sunday, March 10, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Skyridge […]

Nonviolence Skills Training – Saturday, September 29

Nonviolence Skills Training – Saturday, September 29

Nonviolence Skills Training Saturday, September 29 at 9 AM – 3:00 PM Skyridge Church of The Brethren 394 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009 Sponsored by Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) Please join us for this training led by Meta Peace Team, a Michigan-based internationally recognized resource for nonviolent conflict resolution! The cost is […]