Category: Announcements

2017 Annual Peace Conference

PLEASE NOTE: The Peace Conference is October 7, 2017! The Nebraska Report was printed with the wrong date. 

Saturday, October 7th • Trinity United Methodist Church in Lincoln

The catastrophic hurricanes that just pummeled Texas and Florida have given us an early peek at what climate change holds in store for our world. Back-to-back Category 4 landfalls with 130-mile winds and record precipitation (Houston got four feet of rain) should alert even the most skeptical that there’s something unusual going on with the weather. The stable climate we’ve taken for granted for centuries is changing before our eyes and shifting under our very feet. It’s time accordingly we take a long, hard look at our behavior as a species and start thinking about how we’re going to adapt to this harsher, more dangerous future.

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2017 NFP Scholarship Essay Winners


Addie Pogreba

Lincoln, NE
1st Congressional District
Norris High School
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Turn It Green

The increased rate of human activity has greatly affected the world and its climate. Some may say that humans don’t have much to do with global warming, but they’re just in denial. According to Dr. Harwood, a geologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, there was a steady rate of carbon dioxide emission up until the peak of humanity began. That rate then spiked, and the parts per million of carbon dioxide released have never been higher. There is a direct relationship between human activity and the increased rate of carbon dioxide emission. The human race can’t undo everything they’ve already done, but there are many simple things the average household can do in order to steer the environment back to its healthy self.

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Kevin Martin to Speak in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island!

The president of America’s largest peace and justice organization will speak on the subject of “A Future of Care and Peacemaking or War and Waste? — The 2018 Federal Budget Debate” in Omaha on June 10, in Lincoln on June 11, and in Grand Island on June 12. Information for each event is below.

Kevin Martin is the national president of Peace Action, the country’s leading peace advocacy organization with 200,000 supporters nationwide, over 30 state level affiliates and over 100 local chapters.

The White House’s proposed 2018 Federal Budget calls for massive cuts in domestic services to boost Pentagon spending by ten percent over its already more than half a trillion-dollar total. Agriculture, education, social services, healthcare and the environment are all targeted for cutbacks to shift an additional $52 billion to a military budget that is presently larger than the next seven countries combined (several of which are America’s close allies). Fifty-two billion dollars exceeds the total amount Russia annually spends on its military.

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Latest Edition of the Nebraska Report Available to Download

The Mar/Apr 2017 Nebraska Report is now available to Download. Click HERE to read the lastest edition!

AMERICA'S CEO 

by Sally Herrin

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2016 Annual Peace Conference

Saturday, October 29 • Augustana Lutheran Church
in Omaha

The world is getting hotter.

Globally, July was the hottest month on the historical record, eclipsing ten straight months of record-breaking temperatures. The nation of Kuwait set a temperature reading of 129 degrees Fahrenheit—the hottest ever recorded on earth.

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