In Los Angeles there has been great successes in growing a Local Peace Economy. It starts with a first step and has grown to a community with offshoots and fun projects. Let us know how we can help you.
We have created a local testimony worksheet for the upcoming Tribunal on Iraq War; a great tool to build your local peace community. This template can help your community get relational and exposed to the cost of war to their own communities. It sparks interesting discussion, and easily builds a testimony you can submit to the Tribunal.
We encourage you to invite your community or take this to a community that you are part of and say “lets submit testimony about what the cost of the Iraq War means to our community”. This is what we are doing to grow our local peace communities, understanding the cost of war and divesting from it.
The People's Tribunal on the Lies and Costs of the U.S. War on Iraq: After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People's Tribunal on the Iraq War will bring together the biggest tent of the global anti-war/peace movements intersected with other movements to speak to the costs of this war—and war itself. The Tribunal will bring the lies that created the war on Iraq to public awareness, while demanding Obama act on them. It will build and inspire the anti-war movement that we will need after the inauguration of the next administration in 2017. It will be a tool all groups can use to build, inspire and enliven their organizations and communities.
Transformation happens together in conversation,
Alice, Faith, Jodie, and Mariana