Thursday, October 13, 2011

Join Us at the AFSC-Iowa Conference this Weekend!

Join us in Ankeny, Iowa this Friday and Saturday, October 14 & 15, to learn how to help reshape U.S. policy at the American Friends Service Committee-Iowa conference!

Featuring US Campaign Staff and Steering Committee: 
  • Phyllis Bennis, Steering Committee Member, who will deliver the keynote address.
  • Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director, who will hold a workshop on Ending U.S. Military Aid to Israel.
  • David Wildman, Steering Committee Co-Chair, who will hold a workshop on organizing in churches.
Join us for this exciting and informative event. More details below.

US Policy in Palestine-Israel: Engaging the Faith Communities in Pursuit of a Just Peace

Friday, October 14, 12:30-8pm
Saturday, October 15, 8:30am-8pm
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church
501 E. First St., Ankeny, IA

You are invited to be a part of this important statewide organizing conference. Engaging the Faith Communities in Pursuit of a Just Peace will highlight the voices of people working to bring peace with justice to Palestine and Israel. 

Keynote speakers include Laila El Haddad, a Palestinian freelance journalist, and Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. Workshop leaders include Rev. David Wildman of the General Board of Global Ministries- UMC, Lynne Pollack of Jewish Voices for Peace, Miryam Rashid of American Friends Service Committee, and Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Drawing from sources within Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities, we guarantee stimulating and goal-directed workshops.

Find more information and register here or contact Kathleen McQuillen at or (515) 274-4851 ext. 22.