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The Joshua Casteel Foundation: Update

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



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(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

(3) Returns

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.

Perspective is Everything
The Call for Peace Continues...


  1. With a “.com” website, one would make the assumption that your organization is NOT 501(c)(3).

    I asked you anout your tax- exempt status at the annapolis conference today.

    Coralie farlee wilpf dc

  2. Coralie,

    Thank you so much for your interest, and for speaking with Kristi at the conference! The Joshua Casteel Foundation is incorporated as a non-profit corporation, and we are awaiting confirmation of our status as a 501(c)(3) before the IRS, which we have been assured is forthcoming. The website address predates the incorporation of the foundation, as it was initially a place for us to support Joshua prior to his passing. We are investigating purchasing “.org” addresses to clear up any confusion, though of course the use of a “.com” address has no bearing on our 501(c)(3) status.

    I reply as a board member who has been working on our organizational matters, and would be happy to answer any further inquiries you may have at

    Kind regards,

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