On August 15th at 2:00 p.m., the First Congregational Church of Long Beach will host a free community forum with Captain Paul K. Chappell, U.S. Army, retired, speaking about: “United States Security in the 21st Century.” The church is located at 241 Cedar Avenue, Long Beach.

Captain Chappell is a graduate of West Point, a veteran of the Iraq War, and is Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He is the author of Will War Ever End? and The End of War, and is currently writing his third book, Peaceful Revolution.

This event is co-sponsored by more than twenty-two interfaith, community, peace and veterans’ organizations in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “Captain Paul K. Chappell has given us a crucial look at war and peace from the perspective of a soldier, and his new ideas show us why world peace is both necessary and possible in the 21st century.”

Co-sponsored by Long Beach Area Peace Network, Unity and Diversity Council, LA Area Nuclear Disarmament Coalition, Military Families Speak Out, Global Voices for Justice, Long Beach Greens, Office of the Americas, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Progressive Christians Uniting, Southern California Ecumenical Council, CSULB Center for Peace and Social Justice, Orange County Peace Coalition, LB Recruiter Awareness Project, OC Recruiter Awareness Project, Code Pink Orange County, Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach, South Coast Interfaith Council, Long Beach Greens, Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA, and Veterans for Peace-067.

For more information contact, Robert Kalayjian, MD at (562) 754-5334 or via via e-mail