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Transitions and challenges: As the 2014 Board bids farewell to Ria Kulenovic, our amazing D.O., and prepares to lead the US Section into WILPF’s second century, there will be opportunities for all of us to participate in the work ahead. Here are a few of them.

Ria KulenovicLetter from Ria Kulenovic, director of operations 2012-2014

It has been my pleasure to serve as the Director of Operations of WILPF US Section. What a journey it has been!

This organization has gone through many changes over the past century, but the fundamental principles have remained the same: commitment to peace, with racial, social, economic and environmental justice for all people everywhere.  Read more...

Stop WarHow are you or your Branch celebrating the Centennial?

As the 100th Anniversary of WILPF approaches, branches and individuals around the world are celebrating this historic event. In the United States, some branches are honoring their founding mothers while others are hosting peace walks or showcasing their archives. Individuals are participating in women’s equality events in partnership with other organizations and hosting parties. Read more...

Peace LanternsResources for disarmament, demilitarization and ending wars

As we prepare for WILPF’s 100th birthday, we need to work on our original goal of ending war. We need to keep building the institutions of peace and learning ourselves the ways of love and nonviolence that Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balch have shown us. Read more...
Converge for Climate LogoMomentum builds for the Climate Convergence and March
Join Earth Democracy members September 19-20 for the NYC Climate Convergence and Sept. 21 for the People’s Climate March. The Climate Convergence is co-organized by the Global Climate Convergence: People Planet and Peace over Profit  and SCNCC: System Change Not Climate Change. Read more...

Gaza PhotoReviewing the toll in Gaza and US complicity in supplying arms
The war in Gaza lasted 50 days, 7 weeks. The dead have been counted.  The Israeli death toll is 64 soldiers, and 6 civilians. The Palestinian death toll is 2,139 people, with 70-75% of them civilians, including 490 children. There were also 11,000 people wounded. Read more...

Seven bylaws amendment proposals for Sept. 30 board meeting
WILPF US Bylaws changes are important to the entire membership, and a number of important changes will be briefly discussed at the Sept. 30 Board meeting.  The goal of this article is to make members aware of the general nature of proposed changes in advance of their discussion by the Board. 

International Congress in The Hague
Five US Section representatives and five alternates will be selected to attend the International Congress in The Hague April 22-25, 2015. Nominations are due before Sept. 30, 2014. Attend the Conference    April 27 – 29, 2015
Board Elections
Step up to WILPF leadership! 2015 national board elections.
Remember US
As the wilpf.org domain goes international, all US Section emails, listservs and our website are converted into wilpfus.org. Please delete any wilpf.org emails in your address book.

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