Witness to War, Iraq & Japan

Ash Kyrie
Ash Kyrie

Ash Kyrie spent 18 months serving the USA as a Wisconsin National Guardsperson sent to Iraq, and it changed him. The road home to fullness includes time with other vets, support from family & community, and a long peace march in Japan, plus lots of subsequent Japanese connections. And art that helps bridge the gap from soldier to civilian, and war zone to back home.

Purple Peace Wagon - War and Peace Talk Between Parents and Kids - Judith Myers-Walls

Judith Myers-Walls
Judith Myers-Walls

Purple Wagon is the site of Perdue Professor Emerita of Child Development & Family Studies, Judith Myers-Walls. In 1989 she began research and applications around parent/child communication about war & peace, a passion that comes out of her background with the Church of the Brethren, one of the traditional peace churches

Update from Iraq: Sami Rasouli Back in the USA

Sami Rasouli
Sami Rasouli
  Sami Rasouli returned to Iraq after more than 20 years in the USA to rebuild the country and found the Muslim Peacemaker Teams. Combining love of his birthplace in Iraq with love of his home in the Midwest, Sami let's us see the people of both places as "us".  
Music Featured:
Shekhani - Chaldean Folk Dance from Iraq


The Freedom Song of Sara Thomsen

Sara Thomsen
Sara Thomsen

Sara Thomsen is strongly called to heal the world through her music. One of her songs, "Is It For Freedom", has been heard repeatedly on Democracy Now, because of its poignant call for our nation's self-examination following 9-11. Her concerns are wide - women, LGBT issues, care for creation, peace and more - and she writes and sings with soul-deep sensitivity.

All the songs in this program are performed by Sara Thomsen

Frances Ford & The War Plays Project

Frances Ford
War Plays Project

Frances Ford conceived of The War Plays Project, Inc in the period leading up to the US invasion of Iraq, a way to invite people to think of the too-little-thought-of aspects of war. She and the other folks with The War Plays Project have produced a series of short plays going beyond what the mainstream media is willing to consider.

What they've produced so far:

Letters to, Letters from, Letters Never Written
Rachel Corrie, A Life For Others
At War With Women

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