American Friends Service Committee
Patrica Watson, Editor
Sara Burke, Assistant Editor
Pat Farren, Founding Editor
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Peacework has been published monthly since 1972, intended to serve as a source of dependable information to those who strive for peace and justice and are committed to furthering the nonviolent social change necessary to achieve them. Rooted in Quaker values and informed by AFSC experience and initiatives, Peacework offers a forum for organizers, fostering coalition-building and teaching the methods and strategies that work in the global and local community. Peacework seeks to serve as an incubator for social transformation, introducing a younger generation to a deeper analysis of problems and issues, reminding and re-inspiring long-term activists, encouraging the generations to listen to each other, and creating space for the voices of the disenfranchised.
Views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily of the AFSC.
Help Bring Peace to Israel and Palestine
Palestine-Israel Relief Fund Responding to the escalating crisis in the Middle East, the American Friends Service Committee has started a fund to provide humanitarian aid to Palestinians affected by the recent military incursions into the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and to support longer-term reconstruction and peace-building efforts in the region. Donations should be directed to AFSC, marked "Palestine-Israel Crisis Fund" and mailed to AFSC/Development, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia PA 19102; to contribute via Visa or Mastercard, call 888/588-2372; for information regarding material donations, please contact Michael Poulshock at 215/241-7041.
International Women's Peace Service seeks 16 women to spend from three to twelve months in a Palestinian village to support local efforts toward nonviolent peacemaking, and to report abuses of human rights. Live and work in an intentional womenÕs community. Training provided. Applicants must have experience in nonvilent direct action, and must have been to Palestine. Minumum age is 21. To learn more about the project or to apply, contact Josephine Jaffray, email@example.com or Nadya Waziri, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boycott Israeli Goods and Services. This campaign is urging consumers and all activists to boycott Israeli products and services and also to educate others about the repressive Israeli policies supported by the US government; the organizers believe it is crucial to pressure Israel economically until it ends its occupation of all areas occupied in 1967, and respects international law and human rights; BIG Campaign, 595 W. Main Street #43, Norwich CT 06360; www.BoycottIsraeliGoods.org
Contact your Elected Representatives immediately and ask them to urge a cessation of hostilities on both sides. Also encourage them to urge the use of international observers, many of whome are currently in Ramallah and the surrounding area.
President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice can all be contacted at: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC 20500; phone 202/456-1111; fax 202/456-2461; email@example.com
Secretary of State Colin Powell, US Department of State, 2201 C St. NW, Washington DC 20520; phone 202/647-6575; fax 202/261-8577; firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on how to contact your Senators and Representatives, visit http://government.aol.com