Wage Peace

Wage Peace is AFSC’s initiative to promote peace over war around the world, waging peace with the same determination and energy that nations wage war. We seek to eliminate U.S. militarism by cutting military spending, acknowledging the impact of war, and promoting conflict prevention as an alternative. 

Advocacy and education 

On a national level, Wage Peace works to change federal budget priorities, advocating for cuts to the military budget in order to meet human needs both here and abroad. Tools and resources include:

If I Had a Trillion Dollars: Youth aged 10-23 are invited to submit a film to this annual festival about how they would spend federal dollars to benefit their communities.

Invest in People, not the Pentagon action toolkit: A toolkit with everything you need to make sure that vital social programs are preserved and that deep cuts to Pentagon spending are made.

One Minute for Peace: Contribute to AFSC’s campaign to raise $2.2 million for peace—the same amount the U.S. military spends in just one minute.

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan: Communities can host this traveling mural exhibit, which memorializes Afghan civilian casualties.

Afghanistan 101: Wage Peace’s co-coordinators blog about resources, advocacy, and actions to end the war in Afghanistan.

Work in communities

In communities throughout the United States and abroad, AFSC peace-building programs work locally as part of Wage Peace to coordinate education and advocacy to change federal budget priorities, to highlight human and economic costs of war, to learn from the legacies of war, and to prevent war.

Akron, Ohio  

Atlanta, Ga. 

Baltimore, Md.

Cambridge, Mass.

Chicago, Ill.

Concord, N.H.

Des Moines, Iowa 

Greensboro, N.C.

Indianapolis, Ind.

Kansas City, Mo.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Portland, Ore.

Providence, R.I.

San Francisco, Calif.

Washington, D.C.

Take Action

  • Call on Congress to repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military force (AUMF), the post-9/11 congressional act that is used to justify the use of armed drones.
  • There’s movement to negotiate the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide, but time and time again the U.S. has refused to take part in meetings with other leaders.
  • Send a letter to the editor calling for cuts to address runaway Pentagon spending.

Upcoming Events

Audio

Resources for download

  • Budget principles sign-on letter 11-5-13
  • Drones: A briefing paper for staff, field organizers, and allies (PDF)
  • Drones: A briefing paper for organizers
  • Invest in people, not the Pentagon

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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