June 7, 2018 – Chicago Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare
The Conference on Drone Warfare was held at Chicago Theological Seminary on Thursday, June 7, 2018, co-sponsored by Chicago Theological Seminary InterReligious Institute (IRI) and the Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare.
The presenters included:
Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson (U.S. Army retired), Former Chief of Staff to General Colin Powell ; Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite, Past President, Chicago Theological Seminary; Bishop Richard E. Pates, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines and former chair of the International Justice and Peace Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Robert Naiman, Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy
Two films produced by the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare for congregations were also screened.
June 8, 2018 – St. Louis Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare
This conference was co-sponsored by Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri and the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare
Bishop Richard E. Pates, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines and former chair of the International Justice and Peace Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Matt Hawthorne, policy director, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Washington, DC
Rev. Dr. David Greenhaw, president, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
Michael McPhearson, national executive director of Veterans For Peace
Maryann Cusimano Love, professor of politics, Catholic University, Washington, DC
Two films produced by the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare for congregations were screened
April 28, 2018 - San Francisco Bay Area Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare at the Pacific School of Religion
Speakers: Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, editor and contributor to Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues; Lisa Ling, a former technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force; Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, a Professor of International Relations at Catholic University, the author of several books about peace and faith; Rep. Barbara Lee, the congressperson from the 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Berkeley and Oakland.
The conference was co-sponsored by the Pacific School of Religion and the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare.
Rep. Barbara Lee speaking at the Bay Area Conference
March 14, 2018 - Connecticut Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare at Hartford Seminary
Click here for report, along with photos and videos!
The conference was co-sponsored by INDW and Hartford Seminary.
Presenters included: Andrea Prasow, Associate Director of the Washington Office of Human Rights Watch; Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, Politics Department, Catholic University, Washington, DC; the Rev. Dr. Chris Antal, Unitarian Universalist Minister, resigned as an army chaplain because of the U.S. lethal drone policy; and Lt. Colonel Shareda Hosein (U.S. Army Reserves Retired).
October 20-21, 2017 - North Carolina Conference Against the Use of Drones in Warfare at Duke Divinity School + Trinity United Methodist Church of Durham
Friday Afternoon: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gGItcCnVLAtvxoRE7F4rhnJ7pPDJcyZI/view
Friday Evening: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V0HXmgsXx9Udib_Pyt1bqKUfv4o-NXVp/view
January 10, 2017 - Florida Conference and Action on Drone Warfare at Royal Palm Christian Church
Speakers included: Medea Benjamin, National Director of Code Pink; Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Sect. of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff (2002-05); Cain Westmoreland, Former Drone Operator and Whistleblower.
June 29, 2016 - Seattle Conference: Countering the Humanitarian Myth: Drones and Endless War
Click here for video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkWwz9-tXQc
June 24-25, 2016 - Landsdale - Faithful Witness in a Time of Endless War; Drone Warfare and God’s Call to Peacemaking
Videos can be found here: https://vimeo.com/channels/icdw/videos
Mentioned in the New York Times here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/veterans-ptsd-drone-warrior-wounds.html
April 12, 2016 - New Brunswick - Ethical, Moral, and Faith Implications of Drone Warfare at New Brunswick Theological Seminary
April 8-9, 2016 – Stony Point Conference
Approximately 80 people attended the Multifaith Anti-Drone Conference at the Stony Point Center from April 8-9, 2016. Above are some pictures from the conference.
Click Here to read a list of action items from the Regional Grassroots Mobilization Session at the Stony Point conference.
February 3, 2016 - Notre Dame Ethical and Policy Implications of U.S. Drone Warfare Conference at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
Two consecutive panels discussed the moral and legal issues associated with U.S. conduct in the “War on Terror.” The panels featured Cora Currier, reporter for The Intercept, Jean Porter, John A. O'Brien, Professor of Theology, David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law, Law School; Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, Kroc Institute, Rashied Omar, Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and Craig Iffland, PhD student, Department of Theology.
November 16, 2015 - Washington, D.C. Briefing
A briefing was held in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC which was attended by many staff members for Senate & House offices as well as members of various DC based faith offices. This briefing was co-sponsored by the Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare, the Interfaith Working Group on Drone Warfare and the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCCC). See full report here.