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Public News Service - MO: Peace

Syrian refugees fleeing war in their country are being met with resistance in some parts of the United States.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Syrian refugee crisis has created a lot of rhetoric in the United States, which has created fear and even hate by some toward immigrants and Muslim Americans. It has also led some state leaders to reject the resettlement of the refugees. Ira Harritt, Kansas City program coor

PHOTO: AFSC Peace Education Director Joshua Saleem, front, with four students honored for their Peer Mediation Program work at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

ST. LOUIS - Many Missourians fear more violence is inevitable whether or not Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's why one group says giving today's teenagers conflict-resolution skills is the key to a calmer and more just society in the fut

PHOTO: Experts say the recent protests in Ferguson highlight the need for better understanding that the right to record events in public extends to both working journalists and everyday citizens. Photo credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions continue to run high in Ferguson following last week's clashes in which protestors and journalists were assaulted, arrested, and tear-gassed. Experts caution what happened in Ferguson could happen anywhere. David Cullier is the president of the Society of Professional Journ

PHOTO: Do you know how many pennies out of each dollar you pay in taxes goes to military spending? The American Friends Service Committee wants Missourians to get the facts about military spending. Photo: morgueFile.com (Cohodra)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tax Day is here, and in the midst of the rush to meet Uncle Sam's deadline, one group wants Missourians to take some time to think about exactly where their tax dollars are going. Mary Zerkel, "Wage Peace Campaign" co-coordinator, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), said

PHOTO: Students from Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis produced a video for the American Friends Service Committee's annual contest in which they explain their vision for federal budget priorities. Image courtesy of AFSC.

ST. LOUIS – Students at one Missouri high school hope a video they produced will give lawmakers a lesson on how the students’ priorities line up with those of the federal budget. Rashaid Warren, a senior at Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis, says he was shocked to find

PHOTO: Missourians are invited to join in one of the many

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Remember, honor, and teach: Those are the goals of the Wreaths Across America program. This time of year, the organization places wreaths on the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery, and at 26 cemeteries across Missouri this weekend. According to Holly Anthony, who

PHOTO: Peace will be the topic of the day at Northwest Academy of Law High School where students are committed to a better future for themselves and St. Louis. Photo courtesy of freestockphotos.com

ST. LOUIS – Algebra and biology aren't the only difficult topics students at Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis will be tackling, as they host a community discussion aimed at finding alternatives to crime, violence and drugs in the city. It's called the Urban Peace Summit, and

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