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Mary Calhoun moriah at preferred.com
Tue Feb 15 10:40:20 JEST 2005

AFSC Toward Peace and Justice - February 2005Received at the SAYMA office.

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From: American Friends Service Committee 
To: Mary Calhoun 
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:06 AM
Subject: AFSC Toward Peace and Justice - February 2005

      Dear Mary, 

      In this month's email newsletter, you'll find an update on our major Iraq campaign, an invitation to join us and people of many faiths in Ecumenical Advocacy Days, a new fair trade campaign, and more.  As always, we welcome your feedback.  



      AFSC Toward Peace & Justice
      the e-newsletter of the American Friends Service Committee 

      In this issue: 

        a.. Wage Peace Campaign Building Momentum 
        b.. Lobby Congress for a More Just and Peaceful World 
        c.. Help Stop Trade Practices That Prevent Real Development 
        d.. Save Our Services Campaign 
        e.. College Campus Tour on Africa 
        f.. AFSC at the 2005 World Social Forum


      Wage Peace Campaign Building Momentum
      Thanks to thousands of you, our Wage Peace Campaign is off to an extraordinary start. We've had more than 25,000 signatures on the Iraq Peace Petition and more than that have watched the two-minute online Wage Peace Movie about the human costs of war.  The Wage Peace bracelets are so popular they're now available for bulk order at a reduced price.  And many, many people have told their friends about the campaign, sharing the movie and asking people to sign the petition.  

      We need to keep building on this momentum.  March 18-20 will mark the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.  Help us make the story of this anniversary about the diverse and vocal U.S. peace community.  

      Please tell your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues about the Wage Peace Campaign. Together we can promote a path to peace. 

      Go to the Wage Peace Campaign homepage now > 


      Lobby Congress for a More Just and Peaceful World
      From March 11-14, you can join the more than 600 people from a variety of faith communities who will gather in Washington, D.C., for the third annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days. Cosponsored by AFSC, the Advocacy Days will highlight the urgency of pursuing wise and peaceful solutions to conflicts, the important immigration/migration debate, the erosion of rights and liberties, and the need for aid, debt, and trade policies that benefit poor people worldwide. The event concludes with a day of grassroots lobbying on Capitol Hill.  

      Find out more on our web site > 


      Help Stop Trade Practices That Prevent Real Development
      Because the proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) will discriminate against the poor and vulnerable, hurt workers, and stifle democracy, AFSC has initiated the Stop the CAFTA Vote campaign to prevent it from coming to a vote in Congress. 

      Supporters in Congress won't even bring CAFTA to a vote unless they are certain they can win its passage. We can defeat CAFTA.  Convince your representative to take a public position against it and we can prevent the trade agreement from ever coming to a vote. 

      Join the Stop the CAFTA Vote campaign > 


      You might also be interested in these programs and events: 

        a.. Save Our Services campaign to prevent federal budget cuts that will hurt tens of millions of families.

        b.. College Campus Tour, "Africa in the Age of Global Apartheid," which is traveling throughout the U.S. in February to increase awareness about the issues that most affect the African continent.

        c.. AFSC at the 2005 World Social Forum, reports from an open meeting place for civil society groups and movements.


      Your Contribution Will Help Make AFSC's Work Possible
      AFSC is able to work for peace, provide humanitarian relief, and transform lives around the world only because of the support we receive from people like you. To make a contribution call 1-888-588-2372 and learn about ways you can support AFSC. 

      There also are several ways to contribute online. 


      Feel free to forward this email to your friends.

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      Toward Peace & Justice is a monthly publication of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a nonprofit Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

       2005 AFSC

      American Friends Service Committee 
      1501 Cherry Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19102

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