Sun, Mar 18 – Pushing for Peace with North Korea (Des Moines)
At 4:00 p.m. at Des Moines Valley Friends Church, 4211 Grand Ave. Join AFSC staff Linda Lewis and Dan Jasper for a discussion about opening humanitarian channels to North Korea. More info at Facebook invite, website, or emailing Jeff at or Patti at

Thu, Mar 22 – World Water Day Rally (Des Moines)
At 5:15 p.m. at Des Moines River Walk, between Locust St & Walnut St (directly across the river from Simon Estes Amphitheater), 108 E Locust St. Communities around the world will be focused on highlighting the importance of clean water. Come rally to protect our waters! Click here for details.

Sun, Mar 25 – Palm Sunday Procession for Peace (Des Moines)
Starts at 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison. Arrive by 2:30 p.m. for surprise. This “Walking with Our Neighbors” annual event involves marching as a group from Westminster to Holy Trinity Church. Park in the south and west parking lots, and then gather in the north parking lot to begin the procession. Participants are invited to carry placards with words calling for peace and justice for all, including immigrants. Click here for more info.

Sun, Mar 25 – Palm Sunday Prayer for Peace (Des Moines)
At 3:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 2926 Beaver Avenue, join for a prayer service for peace following procession. The speaker is Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz, Co-Pastor of Trinity Las Americas United Methodist Church. Click here for more info.

Sat, Apr 7 – Catholic Peace Ministry’s Bishop Dingman Peace Award Event (Des Moines)
At 6:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 2926 Beaver Avenue. The 23rd annual event will feature speaker Paul Engler, co-author of This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century. Share here on Facebook. To reserve tickets please e-mail Patti McKee at

Thu, Apr 12 – The General’s Son: An Israeli’s Journey to Palestinian Solidarity (Des Moines)
From 7:00-8:15 p.m. at State Historical Building, 600 East Locust. Miko Peled tells a compelling personal story of transformation, compassion, and commitment. Miko found many answers to tragic deaths in the lives and experiences of an occupied people. Today Miko works in solidarity with Palestinian and Israeli peace activists seeking an end to the occupation and a truly just peace in the land of Palestine. Click here for details.

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