La Crosse Interfaith
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The United Nations International Day of Peace was recognized in La Crosse on September 20, 2016, by presentations by middle school students from Aquinas and Logan Middle Schools and Coulee Montessori. The recognition was held at noon at Logan Middle School. This observance is sponsored each year by the La Crosse Interfaith Justice and Peace Network. Students are asked to write in 75 words or less "What Peace Means to Me", a poem about peace, or a tribute to a person they think exemplifies the idea of peace. They also make a poster about peace. A panel of judges selects top entries that are shared at the observance. (Photos: thanks to Pat Witzenburg.)

Close to 100 people comprised of students from four schools: Aquinas Middle, Coulee Montessori Adolescent Program, Logan Middle and Onalaska Middle, plus members of Interfaith, and parents and grandparents of the presenters attended the annual United Nations International Day of Peace Poster and Writing Contest supported by our La Crosse Interfaith Justice and Peace Network. It was held at Cameron Park in La Crosse. Twenty-nine students displayed their posters and read their writing with the theme of “what peace means to me.” Special thanks to Kent Johnson for introducing the event with a history of the United Nations International Day of Peace and information about our organization. And of course a special thank you the teachers and students from these four middle schools. More students participated this year than ever and our hope is that the number of students participating will once again increase in 2016. (Photos: thanks to Harvey Witzenburg and Kent Johnson.)

The United Nations International Day of Peace was recognized in La Crosse on September 19, 2014, by presentations by middle school students from Aquinas and Logan Middle Schools. The recognition was held at noon at Aquinas Middle School. This observance is sponsored each year by the La Crosse Interfaith Justice and Peace Network. Students are asked to write in 75 words or less "What Peace Means to Me", a poem about peace, or a tribute to a person they think exemplifies the idea of peace. They also make a poster about peace. A panel of judges selects top entries that are shared at the observance. (Photos: thanks to Harvey Witzenburg.)

This peace event at Cameron Park was held on the International Day of Peace day, celebrated and remembered worldwide. Chris Meisenheimer was the main organizer. (Photos: thanks to Bonnie Pickett.)

On November 7, 2013, approximately 175 participated in the June Kjome Social Justice Conference 2013 on Human Trafficking in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This event began with an all-day conference for registered participants and concluded with an evening presentation that was free and open to the public. After introductions, the morning session started with the video, “Truckers against Trafficking,” followed by the keynote speaker, Vednita Carter, founder and Executive Director of Breaking Free. The conference also included a panel on Facets of Human Trafficking, as well as break-out sessions on education, demand, policies, support, and community responses. (Photos: thanks to Bonnie Pickett and Ladonna Kassmeyer, FSPA.)

Pastor Kent Johnson, a member of our J&P Network, was a recipient of the 27th Annual Iverson Freking Award! Members of our La Crosse Interfaith Network joyously celebrated with Kent and the other two honorees — Audrey Kader and Sister Kathy Stuttgen, FSPA — at a banquet held in their honor on January 23, 2013. The award, sponsored by Bethany St. Joseph Corporation (BSJ), recognizes those who foster and promote ecumenical endeavors as well as people who reflect a positive commitment to the community. (Photos: thanks to Pat and Harvey Witzenburg.)

Duane Teschler organized this peace event at Cameron Park. The vigil was part of a state-wide event, initiated by the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) to say “No More War in Afghanistan.” There was an enthusiastic group of vigilers, and the response from passers-by was very supportive. (Photos: thanks to Bonnie Picket.)

This 2012 peace event at Cameron Park was held one day prior to the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Gail Vaughn and Lori White were the main organizers. It was a very well planned remembrance — very meaningful for those who were able to attend. (Photos: thanks to Bonnie Pickett.)

This rally for health care was organized by AMOS. It was held at Cameron Park in La Crosse. (Photos: thanks to Lars Johnson.)

A June 2010 Monday peace vigil at the La Crosse’s Main Post Office. The vigil is held every Monday that the post office is open. (Photos submitted by Chris Meisenheimer.)

This event was organized to show the cost in human life of the war in Iraq.

This was organized to protest Rep. Kind’s support, with further funding, of the war in Iraq.

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