Vol. XV Number 1

September 2002

The people in the Peace Studies Office bring the Kenapocomoco Coalition Newsnotes to you monthly during the academic year.. The purpose is to inform students, faculty, staff, and other interested folks of scheduled events and activities within the department and pass along other information that appears relevant. The things written in the newsletter do not necessarily reflect the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of everyone in the Peace Studies office or Kenapocomoco Coalition. If you have something you would like to add to the newsletter, please contact Andrew Duffy, the Peace Studies intern and editor of the Kenapocomoco Newsnotes. email: or call X5343. Thanks.

"War will never guarantee the removal of
weapons of mass destruction
from any place in our world; indeed, the threat of war 
is a weapon of destruction itself."

NO WAR WITH IRAQ! A Statement by the
US Fellowship of Reconciliation
- August 16, 2002

This Month: 

September Calendar:

4 8:00 AM - Classes Begin
10:00 AM - Opening Convocation
8 AIDS Walk - Signups in the Peace Lounge and in the Chapel
9 Kenapoc: Share and listen to each others stories from summer
13-15 2nd Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Indianapolis
16 Kenapoc: Habitat for Humanity-- Tess Carpenter will be sharing about her experience with Habitat in Egypt.
21 International Day of Peace
23 Kenapoc: Dana Nixon (MU grad) from the Hoosier Environmental Council
25 Camp Mack Day - Fun and Games! (Classes resume at 6 p.m.)
27-29 IMF/World Bank Protests in Washington, D.C.  Contact Kara Haney for more information and visit
30 Kenapoc: David Radcliff, Director of Brethren Witness : Extension of Convo talk

Weekly Reminders:


New Peace Studies Majors:

Peace Studies is pleased to introduce three new Peace Studies Majors to the Manchester University community.


International Day of Peace (September 21):

"To encourage the observation of a worldwide, 24-hour vigil for peace and nonviolence on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2002 in every house of worship and place of spiritual practice, by all religious and spiritually based groups and individuals and by all men, women and children who seek peace in the world."  What will you be doing?


Last Call for January Trip to India

Anyone interested in going to India to study Gandhi for January Term 2003 needs to contact Ken Brown ASAP.


News, Headlines, and Interesting Info

Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (August 2002):

Guns in the House from In These Times (September 16, 2002):

"The nation almost lost a national treasure recently when a pistol discharged in the hands of Rep. Bob Barr.  The Georgia statesman was handed the 1908 Colt .38-caliber pistol by lobbyist Bruce Widener.  Barr escaped injury and managed not to kill anyone attending the reception, though he did shatter a glass door.  'We were handling it safely.' Widener explained, 'except that it was loaded.'  Barr, an NRA board member, commented that the incident 'underscores the importance of proven gun safety measures."  - Dave Mulcahey



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