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  • War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict
    Event at the Friends Meeting House Wednesday 7 December 20227pm
  • Successful Golden Rule Peace Boat event
    St. Louis, MO: Morning of 10/29 – morning of 10/31.Docking at Sioux Harbor, near 1320 Second Street, Portage des Sioux– Boat tours 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on October 29, 30– October 30, 3:00 pm, Film, Presentations, Ethical Society –…
  • Celebrate the Arrival of the “Golden Rule” Peace Boat in St Louis
    Photo by Melissa Thurod, Republican Eagle, Red Wing, MN Celebrate the Arrival of the“Golden Rule” Peace Boat Veterans for Peace is sailing in its campaign for a Nuclear-Free World! October 30, 2022, 3:00 to 5:00 pm Ethical Society of St….
  • Picket line nuclear abolition action
    60 years after the Cuban missile crisis. We have more work to do. photos courtesy of Lynn Sableman
  • Speech at PeaceWorks KC’s remembrance of Hiroshima – Nagasaki
    from NucNews Progress on treaty to prohibit nukes; focus on universities Note: Ann Suellentrop prepared these remarks for the annual program, Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Never Again! That program will be given Aug. 7 in Kansas City, MO. It will…
  • Lynn’s Corner — Summer Issue
       Hi StLouis WILPF, I had the pleasure of spending a week at the picturesque utopian village, 100 year old Chautauqua Institute in upper New York State. I highly recommend it. The speaker I want to tell you about during the…
  • News from our Allies – June 2022
    Highlights from our Allies – news or actions that have come across our plate and we think you may like them too: Repeal the U.S. Military Selective Service Act – World beyond War The Supreme Court ruling: Q+A – Planned…
  • Ally Spotlight: Sustainability Seekers
    What is Sustainability Seekers all about? I was not a member of PUCC when Sustainability Seekers was formed, but Polly Winkleman, who is our SS co chairman, helped set a Mission Statement which reads: “Recognizing the link between Christian faith…
  • WILPF Think & Resist: Conversations about Feminism and Peace
    Join WILPF conversations today! If you are new to the Think & Resist: Conversations about Feminism and Peace podcast or are like us and can’t wait to replay every episode, wait no further! All episodes of our new podcast are…
  • The Peace That is Not: Understanding Why Peacebuilding Has Failed in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    by WILPF Worldwide militarisation, ever more visible with the invasion of Ukraine, is putting the importance of effective peacebuilding squarely at the top of the global agenda. However, current international peacebuilding efforts are a product of the uncontested spread of…
  • Against Gun Violence
    by Lynn Sableman Our legislators have the important job of keeping us safe from harm. The Federally fundedCDC and NIH were created for this purpose. The results have been longer lifespans andhealthier living enjoyed by all. Decades have passed without…
  • Democracy is in danger: The lies that nearly overturned our election.
    by Lynn Sableman Our legislators have the important job of keeping us safe from harm. The Federally fundedCDC and NIH were created for this purpose. The results have been longer lifespans andhealthier living enjoyed by all. Decades have passed without…
  • MOmentum March for our Lives
    WILPF St Louis members participated in the MOmentum March for our Lives on Saturday, June 11,as part of a nationwide march for gun reform.
  • News from our Allies – May 2022
    Highlights from our Allies – news or actions that have come across our plate and we think you may like them too: The Black Commentator Issue #912 Teach Truth Days of Action – Zinn Education Project Women’s Voices Response to…
  • WILPF Annual Membership Meeting
    Please save the date for our Annual Meeting Join us for a potluck starting at noon RSVP HERE so that we know how many table settings to provide Business meeting at 1pm Report of Activities Election of New Board Members…
  • Ally Spotlight: St Louis Friends of Bethlehem
    Naive Belief, Doubts, Study, Advocacy by Lea Koesterer Like most Americans my age, my impression about the Middle East was based on a fantasy. When we were told that Palestine was “A country without people for a people without a…
  • Letter to the Editor
    The Ukranian crisis and Putin’s threats have brought to the fore the threat of nuclear weapons.     In America when an alarm of incoming nuclear ICBMs goes off, we have 30 minutes to assess the accuracy of intelligence, have our…
  • Letter to the Editor
    by Lynn Sableman    We seem to be missing something about the nexus of climate change and military activity. The USA has by far the largest military  on earth with the largest carbon footprint. Fighter jets emit tons per hour causing…
  • News from our Allies – week of 20 Feb 2022
    Highlights from our Allies – news or actions that have come across our plate and we think you may like them too: https://worldbeyondwar.org/water/ https://blackcommentator.com/899/899_issue.html https://www.codepink.org/03012022 https://www.greenvalleymedia.org/wilpf https://www.fannielouhamersamerica.com/ https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/war-industry-resisters-network https://www.veteransforpeace.org/pressroom/news/2022/02/17/us-and-russian-women-call-peace?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=8507b221-c26d-448f-a351-a7caaeeb3e1d https://web.cvent.com/event/7f5a5f34-26e6-4952-9555-425b307256c5/summary https://www.democracynow.org/2022/2/16/yurii_sheliazhenko_russian_invasion_ukraine https://fcnl.quorum.us/campaign/36985/?utm_campaign=lam&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ak&utm_term=22028.268210.jaPer-
  • Ally Spotlight: Antajuan Addams Sr., Manager of New Roots Urban Farm 
    Invest in Black Farmers! Talking to Antajuan Addams Sr. you can’t help but respond to his keen interest in supporting the community—and especially Black Farmers. Adjacent to the former St Liborius Church (now SK8 Liborius), the New Roots Urban Farm…
  • Back at the WCC
    Our last meeting was held at our office in the World Community Center. We are grateful because Lynn S. has been a gracious hostess and meetings held at her home have been comfortable and cozy, however, it was good to…
  • 100+ Organizations Sign Letter to Senate Finance Committee Opposing Subsidies for Nuclear Power in Build Back Better Act 
    WILPF St Louis was one of the signing organizations – scroll down to find our name! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30 , 2021  100+ Organizations Sign Letter to Senate Finance Committee Opposing Subsidies for Nuclear Power in Build Back Better…
  • What’s ailing Democracy?
    Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize this week for her career as a Filipina journalist working to shed light on the Duarte regimes’ corruption. She spoke of representing all journalists who must sacrifice so much to hold power to…
  • Unionized Starbucks
     Workplace fairness, good safety conditions and common decency should always be the rule. After many years of complaining about working conditions employees at a Starbucks in Buffalo, New York, have successfully created the first unionized Starbucks. One store out of…
  • NYC joined ICAN APPEAL
     It is exciting to hear New York City has joined ICANs Cities Appeal. I watched a live link of the cheers and comments from the trenches yesterday. This has been in the works for three years. The cities’ Comptroller explained…
  • Roe v.Wade
      Today’s Tuesday December 7, 2021 Post Dispatch, had a Letter to the Editor that captured, I think, the very best argument against overturning Row. Of course the short form is “ If a woman’s heart is beating, leave her the…
  • A Bit of Good Cheer
    by Lynn Sableman The Repertory Theatre of St.Louis has the most wonderful Christmas Carol, with sweet children from our local choirs there to herald in a new age. The production is very different from the one imagined by Dickens. I…
  • A young woman started a zoom call today
    by Lynn Sableman Her name is Shea and she lives in Chicago. She works for Code Pink. Yes, the righteous and petit  Medea Benjamin’s  organization. Shea has just been working on Chicago City Pension Divestment from the War Machine. Visiting…
  • The Cost of War at Home
    by Lynn Sableman I watched this Code Pink production, I highly recommend it. This Code Pink program demonstrates the intersectionality of these diverse movements. In narrow time frames seven leaders in left action inspire with stories of accomplishments in their…
  • COP 26 Musings
    by Lynn Sableman  I notice that November 21 is the WILPF National report back webinar by WILPF international members at cop 26 in Glasgow. I can’t wait. A big item is representative Barbara Lee, Democrat California is the lead sponsor…
  • Abortion Ban
    by Lynn Sableman Texas, Alabama and Missouri take heed!Banning abortion creates a dystopian world. Romanian dictator Nicolas Ceausescu banned contraception and abortions to increase the population. A woman could notinform her husband or family or friends of her desire for…
  • WILPF at Women’s Rally for #StopTheBan
    by Lynn Sableman Michelle, Connie and I met Helen and Rich Race at the Rally . They attended the International Women’s Day fund raiser and concert we held several years ago, and Rich joined out Tax Day demonstration in Clayton…
  • So, What Is Public Banking?
    by Judy Davis; Women, Money & Democracy      October marks one year since Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Public Banking Act of 2020 (H.R. 8721).  And …“while the bill doesn’t directly create new public banks, it solves…
  • Plastic Problem
    by Lynn Sableman, Earth Democracy Our ally from MO mentum Environs, Margaret Hermes, had a regular monthly meeting to write cards and letters to companies and legislators relevant to a particular environmental problem at each meeting. I was so impressed…
  • Lynn’s Corner – Fall issue
    From “The Conversation”Benjamin Neimark Senior Lecturer Lancaster University in consultation with Sustainability researcher Cara Kennelly say shrinking this US war machine is a must for climate mitigation. Studies show that action on climate change demands shuttering vast sections of the…
  • Introducing Kamryn Moore our WILPF St Louis Intern
    by Lynn Sableman  WILPFstlouis members, Judy Davis and Lynn Sableman, met Kamryn Moore at the Garden Cafe in Webster Groves for the long awaited meeting with our prospective WILPFstlouis intern. She is a senior at Webster University with a major…
  • Tabling at Farmer’s Markets
    by Cara Jensen Connie and I were at the University City farmer’s market on Saturday, 17 July to raise awareness of our branch and provide information about WILPF. It was a beautiful overcast, slightly breezy day so we were pleased…
  • Can you really love your enemy?
    by Cara Jensen This is the name of a podcast I listened to recently from the 2013 Greenbelt Festival, given by Sami Awad. He is the executive director of Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian nonprofit organisation that works at both…
  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial 2021
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  • Ally Spotlight – Erica Williams, Healthy Flavor Community Garden and A Red Circle
    by Lynn Sableman Today, I had a lovely lunch, on a protected porch, at the bustling Ferguson Brewing Company. It was a short ride from the “Healthy Flavor Community Garden”, where Erica Williams and Louise Collins and I had just…
  • Lynn’s Corner – Summer issue
    It’s a Wonderful World if we open our hearts to see it. With more than half of American adults  fully vaccinated, our lives are on track for a safe recovery. There are still vaccine hesitant  people in the United States…
  • WILPF’s Helping Hands
    by Judy Davis I recently visited my daughter who lives in La Crosse, WI.  When we went for a walk downtown, she took the opportunity to show me the now finished mural designed and painted by one of our favorite…
  • Statement on the Ongoing and Escalating Violence in Palestine
    READ the Statement from the WILPFInternational and MENA sections to the Israeli Authorities, the international community, international organisations, activists and activist organisations https://www.wilpf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/WILPF_Statement_Palestine_May2021-_-updated17May.pdf?fbclid=IwAR320ZfYIiKusgcUlWu7Mj2VeszpPmcbQcJ82c1bw_03-xqJFKPzYt0wT7k On the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, we are witnessing horrific scenes of relentless…
  • Mother’s Day micro action flyer
  • Mother’s Day as a Day for Peace
    Few Americans are aware that early advocates of Mother’s Day in the United States originally envisioned it as a day of peace, to honor and support mothers who lost sons and husbands to the carnage of the Civil War. In…
  • Mother’s Day for Peace Micro-Action
    We are emulating the fantastic idea of our Cape Cod sister branch by creating a Mother’s Day micro action! We can all participate and unlike some of our formal actions and events, doesn’t require much time, effort or resources to…
  • What’s WILPF Middle East Committee up to?
    by Lynn Sableman Recently, my daughter asked why I spend so much time on WILPF? She continued, wouldn’t you get quicker results working on a political campaign? I am glad she asked. It spurred me to ruminate and respond. Yes,…
  • Ally Spotlight: Margaret Hermes, Missouri Coalition for the Environment
    You have been involved in environmental activities in Missouri for some time, but I understand you are also a fiction writer. Tell us about yourself, and how you came to environmental activism. Did you spend time in nature in your…
  • “Think of it as a compass for human prosperity in the 21st Century.”, Kate Raworth
    by Judy Davis, Women, Money & Democracy TIME magazine’s article describing how Amsterdam, Portland, and Philadelphia are using Kate Raworth’s Doughnut economic model to guide their rebuilding provides an encouraging introduction to New economics theory.  I can’t wait to read…
  • My Journey to Nonviolence
    by Cara Jensen When I first joined WILPF, I was familiar, but not knowledgeable about the teachings of non-violence and pacifism. Upon reading and learning more and more, the concept seems to be fitting me like a glove, or perhaps…
  • Things to Ponder: Our History, The Present, The Future
    Peggy Foege, Board Member During the months of February and March, every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, WILPF -St.Louis has been having discussions about the book ‘Caste’ by Isabel Wilkerson. For those unfamiliar with this book it explores the…
  • Lynn’s Corner – Spring issue
    Lynn Sableman, Board President What has COVID time been like for you? I hope you have managed to stay well. For me, there has been a wonderful confluence of material to read and time to do it. I say wonderful…
  • WILPF US Earth Democracy webinar
    Using the Earth Democracy/Military Poisons Website and “PFAS and the Military” Projects Combating Military Poisons and Valuing Water  On Sunday, March 21st–the day before World Water Day–WILPF US Earth Democracy Committee and Vermont PFAS and Military Poisons Coalition are offering…
  • Suspend US Military Exercises in South Korea
    WILPF has signed on to this petition as an organizing group. Join us to call on President Biden to suspend the annual US-South Korea (ROK) combined military exercises.
  • WILPF St. Louis EiF TPNW Day
    Nukes are Illegal now! Today, they have the same status as all the other Weapons of Mass, indiscriminate, horrible, immoral, Destruction. So we celebrated it, Friday, January 22,2021. St.Louis WILPF spent the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)…
  • Peace Essay Scholarship
    for Missouri high school juniors  The St. Louis branch of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)  seeks essays by Missouri high school juniors, 3 to 5 pages in length, discussing how  conflicts can be peacefully resolved.  WILPF is…
  • 2021 Book Club
    2021 Book Club Join WILPF St.Louis for a book discussion every Tuesday at noon via zoom, February and March, as we follow Isabel Wilkerson’s masterful comparison of her ‘8 parts of Caste systems’ in India, Nazi Germany and the United…
  • United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Demonstration
    In one afternoon the entire world could be gone. Yes, it’s a depressing thought. It is essential to get rid of nukes before they get rid of us. We have pervasive Russian cyber terrorism right now. Lone wolf or terrorist…
  • St. Louis Branch Launches Screwnomics Project
    https://wilpfus.org/news/updates/st-louis-branch-launches-screwnomics-project The St. Louis branch of WILPF took on the Screwnomics project as a means of bridge-building to the local community. The project means to offer a free, fun, feisty, feminist intro. to macroeconomics. It also aims to be an…
  • Joyce Best Honored with Ethics in Action Award
    Joyce Best, a teacher, librarian, and activist for peace and racial equality, was honored on October 6, 2019, with the Ethical Society of St. Louis’s Ethics in Action Award. Joyce is a longtime WILPF member and leader, having joined the…
  • Yvonne Logan In Memoriam
    WILPF US President Mary Hanson Harrison shared with members the news that Yvonne Logan, “a dynamic and devoted past-president and patron of WILPF US,” died on Saturday, June 24, in St. Louis, Missouri. Yvonne was 97. In her message, Mary…
  • Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki with WILPF

“Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our ultimate objective in learning about anything is to try to create and develop a more just society.”

— Yuri Kochiyama

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

— Edmund Burke