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Upcoming Peace Center Events

Jobs & Education, Not Incarceration (JENI) Hosts MRI-ICT Meeting
Sunday, February 1. 3pm -- CANCELLED!

     The current meeting has been cancelled due to scheduling changes with the City Council agenda. However... We are on the ballot! Please See MRI-ICT.COM for info on volunteering to help promote the vote for sentencing reform this coming April 7th!

Latin America Action Group
Monday, February 9. 5:30 pm
At the Peace Center

Palestine Study Group
Thursday, February 19. 7 pm
At the Pe
ace Center
*********Other Community Events********
Election Analysis of November 2014 elections
Tuesday, January 27, Noon-1 p.m.
Central Library, 223 S. Main    

     What happened in the November elections and what are the benefits and repercussions?  Dr. Russel Fox from Friends University Political Science Department will present. There will be time for questions from the audience at the conclusion of the program. 
     These programs are free and open to the public.  Please share this information with others who are interested.  Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch, drinks will be provided.  The program starts promptly at noon.
Know Your Rights Workshop! 
Saturday, January 31, 11 am - 2 pm  
     RSVP today so we can get a count for the pizza by emailing C.O.R.E. (Community Operations Recovery Empowerment) at or giving us a call at 316-351-8670! 
Speakers  will take questions as well as discuss filming law enforcement, rights  you may have when you get stopped, excessive force, and much more! 
Come and be empowered! 
OVERCOMING EVIL: Ordinary People Making a Difference
February 13-15
Hesston Mennonite Church. Hesston College Campus 

     Being a pacifist does not necessarily mean being passive, but what does it mean to be a person of active nonviolence? How  can we help build a global grassroots movement of nonviolence to make a more just society? These are questions posed by Father John Dear, 2008 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, longtime peace activist and Pace e Bene staff member.  
     Father Dear has spent more than three decades speaking about peace and  nonviolence and has served as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation,  the largest interfaith peace organization in the U.S. His book, The  Nonviolent Life , proposes a simple vision of nonviolence that everyone  can aspire to. Father Dear shares his belief that peace is not something static,  but a way to be engaged--mind, body, and spirit--to love yourself, to love your  neighbor, your enemy and the world...and to understand the profound  responsibility in doing all of these.

For more information,  call 620-327-8109 or go to
People of Faith for Peace is sponsoring 
"Peace, Pies, and Prophets" 
Sunday, February 15th. 3:00 PM
University Friends Church (1840 W University)
     Peace Pies and Prophets is on tour and coming to Wichita, KS! This fun-filled event will be held at University Friends Church, 1840 W. University, Wichita, KS. Admission is free. Pie auction proceeds and a free will offering will benefit Christian Peacemaker Teams and Food-4-Kids. 
Check out the Facebook event page here: 
     This event is co-sponsored by First Church of the Brethren, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, Mennonite Church of the Servant, University Friends Church, and Hope Mennonite Church. KMUW is media sponsor for the event.
We have office space available! Call or email for more information or an appointment:
Peace Center Hours for Fall/Winter 2014:
Tuesday            12 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday        5 pm to 7 pm
Thursday            4 pm to 6 pm