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Interfaith Conference to End Drone Warfare Offers Opportunity for Activism

September 27-29, 2019 | Princeton, NJ

By Emmet Hollingshead, July 9, 2019

One of the most chilling aspects of the United State’s Forever Wars has been the increasingly common practice of drone warfare. Yet even as this practice has become more common, it has received a disappointing lack of attention from members of Congress.

Now, the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare (INDW)—a coalition of faith groups (including FCNL) working to end the disastrous U.S. drone program—is offering an opportunity to change that by empowering a network of grassroots activists.

Here’s how you can get involved.

September 27-29, the INDW will host a conference in Princeton, NJ to equip people of faith all across the country with the skills to organize on this important issue.

The conference will provide attendees with background on the U.S. drone program, and training on how to organize local congregations to advocate against drone warfare. Following the conference, the INDW will offer monthly national conference calls with participants to share information and best practices.

The conference costs only $50, and includes room and board. Generous subsidies are available to help cover travel costs. The registration deadline is July 26 and availability is limited, so don’t delay!

You can find more information about the INDW and the conference here, and you can register for the conference here. This is a perfect opportunity to get your local community involved in a national issue and advocate for peace.

Emmet Hollingshead

  • Program Assistant, Militarism and Human Rights

Emmet served as FCNL’s Program Assistant for Militarism and Human Rights for 2018-2019. He lobbied for more peaceful, ethical, and holistic U.S. foreign policy. Our international stance should not be based on military might, but on compassionate and inclusive leadership focused on mutual interests. To that end, Emmet worked with members of Congress and their staff, fellow peace activists, and grassroots supporters to develop better ways for the U.S. to engage with the world.