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Winter 2015 newsletter
PEACE Iowa Winter 2015 Newsletter


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Promoting international peace through education,
intercultural communication, public witness,
citizen involvement, and personal choices



International Conscientious Objector Day

Friday, May 15th
12 pm
at the Peace Pole in the Iowa City Ped Mall

On May 15 ( International Conscientious Objectors Day ) we will have an opportunity to honor those who refused to participate in war. For reasons of conscience, or in obedience to the commands of Christ, more than 40,000 young Americans made the sacrifice of leaving their country for Canada in order to avoid fighting in the Vietnam war. Another 5000 were given sanctuary in Sweden. President Carter gave an unconditional pardon to all of them, allowing them to return honorably to their homes. On Friday, May 15, we will gather at noon at the Peace Pole in downtown Iowa City for 10 minutes of respectful silence to honor them, and their memory.

Contact Jeff Cox <jeffreyLcox1 @> for more information.


From the Winter 2015 PEACE Iowa Newsletter ...



Peace Worker of the Month



1/1/2007 candle light vigil
Thanks to Rose & Peter Persaud for this photo of the January 1, 2007
Iowa City vigil mourning the Iraq War dead—3000 U.S. soldiers and many more Iraqi civilians.



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