It has been a while since we updated, but a lot has been going on behind the scenes of the Joshua Casteel Foundation! We are now an official non-profit and are working hard to realize the legacy that Joshua left for us and thus, the mission ahead of us, which is to promote peace, justice and reconciliation and care for those impacted by war. As Joshua’s mother and the President of the Foundation, right now Kristi is leading our efforts. Over the next few months Kristi will have the opportunity to testify on behalf of Joshua about the effects of the burn pits and speak about Joshua’s life and legacy of peace. These events are open to the public and we hope that some of you will be able to participate:
(1) People’s Hearing on the Lasting Impact of the Iraq War
Moderated by Phil Donahue, creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show and Co-Director and Co-Producer of the film Body of War.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; Panel and Livestream at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Friends Meeting of Washington; 2111 Florida Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20008-1912
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/491541417619041/
(2) The 29th Annual Peace, Justice, & Environment Conference
Peace and Justice through the Generations: Passing the Torch for a Better World
Friday, April 25th
St. Philips Episcopal Church
730 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21201
Saturday, April 26th
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 • 410-266-8044
Joshua’s play Returns is going to be performed in Canton, Ohio over Memorial Day.
(4) Bishop Dingman Award
Kristi will be present to support the 19th recipient of the Bishop Dingman Peace Award.
Catholic Peace Ministry’s Maurice J. Dingman Peace Award is given each year in memory and in honor of Maurice Dingman, the late bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines revered for his commitment to justice, peace and equality.