List of civilian casualties of the
War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

Upcoming events and specially scheduled activities will be posted on this page.

Sunday, October 26

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) will hold a peace vigil on Sunday, October 26. The vigil begins outside the side entrance to the United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC is located at 415 Juniper Street, Brainerd, near the southwest corner of Gregory Park. Vigil participants will march from the UCC to the intersection of Sixth and Washington Streets. The peace vigil is scheduled to last from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Signs are available for vigil participants.

In the spirit of Halloween, vigil participants can wear costumes to express their opposition to war.

The vigil will demand an immediate end to the U.S. bombing of Iraq and Syria, the withdrawal of all U.S. military advisers from Iraq, and a halt to U.S. military aid to the Iraqi government, Syrian rebels, and Kurdish regional government.

The vigil will support peaceful resolutions to the sectarian conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

The vigil will call for an end to drone bombing and the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

Following the vigil, there will be an informal discussion and potluck in the UCC Fellowship Hall. The UCC Fellowship Hall is located in the downstairs section of the UCC. Food and beverages will be provided.

In the event of bad weather, the informal discussion and potluck will be held in the UCC Fellowship Hall at 1:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend the peace vigil, informal discussion, and potluck. Please join us.

Adopt-a-Highway Project

Our next cleanup will be scheduled for Spring, 2015.

 Lending Library: We have available for lending a number of resources: books, DVDs, CDs, documentaries.

Monthly Meeting

The monthly BACP meeting is held the first Monday of each month at 7 PM at:

415 Juniper, Brainerd
(SW corner of Gregory Park)


Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. It tells the history of U.S. foreign wars - from the Indian Wars to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hard-hitting, carefully documented with 161 reference notes, and heavily illustrated, this 77-page book reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays and who dies.

For comments, inquiries, or suggestions or to make donations, send to:

Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace
P.O. Box 113
Brainerd, MN 56401-0113

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