Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace Present a Conference on Afghanistan
Sunday, May 3, 2009 * 1-6 p.m. * USC Taper Hall * Keynote Speakers: Sonali Kolhatkar – Tom Hayden
As US bombs rained down on Afghanistan in October 2001, interfaith voices called for “justice, not vengeance” and insisted that ‘religious communities must stop blessing war and violence’. Now, with additional US troops on their way to that war-ravaged country, it’s again time to speak out and to act. As we continue to insist on the complete withdrawal of US military forces from Iraq, we must do the same with respect to Afghanistan. We must urgently take action while preparing to carry out a long-term struggle to dismantle the war system. Let us begin to create a culture of peace, based on social and economic justice, that will bring our world at last into one Beloved Community.
This important conference will feature keynote speaker Sonali Kolhatkar of KPFK and the Afghan Women