AFSC Toward Peace & Justice — November 2008

AFSC Toward Peace & Justice — November 2008
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Dear James M,
On behalf of everyone at the American Friends Service Committee, let me express my deep and heartfelt thanks for your response to our recent challenge gift opportunity.  Even in these uncertain times, you showed overwhelming support.  Thank you.
Renewed violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), threatens the lives of millions of people.  Many aid workers have had to suspend operations, leaving many without water, food, and sanitation.  AFSC is working in the DRC and calling for an end to the violence.
On a more upbeat note, we’re letting our voices ring for peace in communities around the world.  This month, you can read about  a “Peace is Always in Fashion” fashion show in Chicago, which started as a reaction to Sears’ military-inspired clothing, and workshops in Pittsburgh that bring together Christians, Muslims, and Jews.
November also ushers in the year-end holiday season.  If you’re looking for the perfect gift, why not give Peace — our beautiful Gift with Heart and Hope card and festive ornament — or browse our list of favorite children’s books for ideas?
If you haven’t already, please join us in endorsing the Roadmap for Peace, a document that could guide the new president and Congress to a more peaceful future.  So far, we’ve received thousands of endorsements, but we can always use more.
As always, I thank you for your continued support.
Mary Ellen McNish,
General Secretary
American Friends Service Committee
In this newsletter:
Trouble in the Congo
Read our comments from the field >
Read the AFSC-FCNL joint letter to Condolezza Rice > (PDF)
The Play’s the Thing
Recently, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Israelis met in a Pittsburgh theater to act out their differences.
Read more >
Styles of the Times
When word got out that Sears would bring out a clothing line inspired by the Army’s First Infantry Division, Chicago students and AFSC staff planned a stylish protest.
Learn about the show >
The Subpriming of Iraq
Read Great Lakes regional director Michael McConnell’s op-ed connecting the financial bailout and the cost of war in The Hufftington Post.
Read op-ed >
Give Peace
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the holidays, we’ve got it: A special card and ornament that promote peace by supporting AFSC’s programs.
Brighten the holidays >
Books for Children
For several days this summer, e-mails about favorite children’s books swarmed through AFSC in response to a request for recommendations of favorite children’s books, especially ones related to peace, justice, and other Quaker values. 
They were for use in AFSC’s Quaker Action magazine, but space was limited.  Only a small selection of the books could be included.  So we compiled a comprehensive electronic document and put it on the web at
Tell us about your favorite children’s book at
American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: This petition on Haiti disaster anniversary:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: This petition on Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts:,_native_american_acts,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: This petition on Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: This petition on Economically empower through advocacy:
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