Opening Reception, Textiles for Peace

Flyer for the opening reception for Textiles for Peace.

The opening reception for our juried exhibit, Textiles for Peace will be held Friday, April 14th from 6 to 9 p.m. at New Deal Gallery and Studio, 2003 S. Louisiana in Little Rock. Textiles for Peace features textile art by Arkansas fiber artists, including knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving, embroidery and collage. Sponsored by Arkansas WAND and Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Pilgrimage for Peace 2023

Pilgrimage for Peace Little Rock logo

Nine years ago Caroline Stevenson organized the first Pilgrimage for Peace, an inter-faith event beginning at the Clinton Center and walking to the Beacon of Peace and Hope for a celebration of Peace and non-violence there. Join WAND as a co-sponsor along with many faith and advocacy groups to make Little Rock a City of Peace. Funds raised will support victims of violence.

The 9th Pilgrimage for Peace, comprised of a coalition of interfaith and community organizations, will be held on Sunday, April 16th at 2 p.m. Walkers will gather in the circle outside Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, where the walk begins. Participants will pass the Clinton Presidential Library, walk through the River Market, then cross the Junction Bridge to the Beacon of Peace and Hope, located at 120 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock.

At the Beacon, walkers and others will gather for a Remembrance Service at 3 p.m. to “mourn the violence committed in our community, nation, and world.” The interfaith service will be led by community peacemakers offering prayers, reflections from literature and scriptures, songs, and the reading of names of this past year’s homicide victims in central Arkansas.

All ages are welcome. There will be plenty of parking available in the area between the Beacon of Peace and Hope and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Seating will be available and water will be provided. The Service will also be live-streamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PilgrimageforPeaceLR.

For more information, call Mary Hunt at (501) 690-1609 and by email at paxchristilr@gmail.com. Please also visit the website, www.pilgrimageforpeace.com, where you will find a list of sponsoring groups, information on how to become a sponsor, the
program, and photos of past Pilgrimages. The proceeds generated from sponsors will be donated to the Center for Healing Hearts and Spirits to be used in their Victims Services Program.


February 2023 Potluck

potluck food table

Dear Friends of WAND!
We’re having a Pot-luck! We have missed you! Not only those wonderful dishes you shared before Covid struck but our monthly conversations about making the world a better place. It’s time we get together and share our thoughts about the year-long death and destruction in Ukraine, it’s effects on the rest of the world, and threats in the future.
Dr. Donnal Walter, Chair of ACPJ board and board member of World BEYOND War, has agreed to facilitate this discussion. He wants us to know that he is not an expert on Ukraine or Russia or NATO, but he believes it is important to consider the issues from several viewpoints. Donnal is a retired physician (Neonatologist)and lives in Little Rock.

Peace Week 2022

AR Peace Week logo

There were a variety of great events for Arkansas Peace Week 2022, beginning with a delicious free interfaith meal and ending with a mural arts festival and included a photography exhibit that ended with an expert panel discussion (Congressman French Hill, Mouaz Moustafa, and Omar Alshogre), sessions for dialogue on a variety of peace-related issues, volunteer opportunities to help feed the hungry, a play, and a mural arts festival!

War in Ukraine — a Conversation

Poster for a discussion on the war in Ukraine

A public conversation about the war in Ukraine led by Dr. Wiebelhaus-Brahm.
Why has the United Nations not been effective at dealing with the invasion?
What role could the International Criminal Court could play?
How should we evaluate Russian concerns about NATO?
Why countries have taken the position they have on the invasion.
What steps can the United States take now in dealing with the invasion?
What could/should we have done differently?
How can we discern between misinformation/disinformation/malinformation and credible news surrounding the conflict?
How can members of the community help with the Ukraine situation now?

Pizza, Peace, and Politics March 15th

Pizza, Peace & Politics

Our speaker will be Ruby Welch, a motivational speaker, criminal and restorative justice advocate, and Founder of F.E.L.O.N. (Formerly Incarcerated Empowered Leaders Overcoming Negative Stigmas).

After experiencing first-hand the harmful effects of serving seven years in the Arkansas Department of Correction, Ruby vowed to educate her community about the disparities of incarceration and its lasting effects on individuals.

Ruby is currently employed with Dream Corps Justice as a Campaign Coordinator.

PP&P Returns!!

Susan Inman
We are so excited that we can finally resume our beloved Pizza Peace and Politics forums! We will celebrate on Tuesday, November 16th at 6 p.m. at US Pizza in Hillcrest (2710 Kavanaugh Blvd.) with Susan Inman as our guest presenter. How much do you really know about voting districts? Susan is ready to enlighten us! 

“I’m eager to present to our members info about voting districts and where they come from and what they mean. As a county election commissioner, one of my duties is to redistrict the Quorum Court districts (Justice of the Peace) after every census. We are in the process of doing that now in Pulaski County, so this is a timely opportunity to discuss the importance of districts and why they change, etc.”

Susan Inman
Please note: All attendees must be fully vaccinated for the protection of everyone. Thank you for understanding!

Remember Hiroshima: 76th Anniversary Program

remember hiroshima logo
Remember Hiroshima: Anniversary Program: August 6, 7pm commemoration of the 76th anniversary remembrance of the American bombing of Hiroshima. Presented by Arkansas WAND, Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice, Arkansas Peace Week, Pax Christi Little Rock and students from Pulaski Academy, the event is a reminder of the urgency to rid the world of living under the threat of nuclear annihilation.

All guest are asked to wear mask and maintain social distancing of 6′.

Friday, August 6, 2021 at 6 PM UTC-06

Reservoir Park Pavilion