“PEACE Iowa Vision: -Make visible the way of peace. Increase awareness of the presence of peace-minded individuals and groups in eastern Iowa, and support their endeavors. -Facilitate community, common purpose, and cooperative action among diverse peace-oriented groups. Draw from the peace traditions of many faiths and from secular movements promoting peace. -Inspire and educate future generations of peacemakers. -Connect eastern Iowans to people affected by violent conflicts around the world, in order to hear first-hand their experiences, perspectives, and needs. -Foster communication between eastern Iowans and ordinary people in nations and groups labeled our “enemies.” -Serve as a resource for individuals who want to learn about historical peace traditions and movements. -Educate ourselves and others about the links between war and political, social, and economic practices. -Provide resources to help eastern Iowans make personal choices that decrease the likelihood of war and promote international peace.”

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