The 2011 fall issue of Quaker Action, covers the last ten years of war and AFSC’s peace-making efforts along the way. A timeline, events confronting ”Islamophobia,” reflections from General Secretary Shan Cretin, and brief updates on other work are included. Also featured is the unique fundraising support provided by Gwynedd Friends Meeting (PA) and volunteers.
10 Anniversary Report Card on the War in Afghanistan
On October 7th a Report Card On Ten Years Of The U.S. War In Afghanistan was issued in Kansas City. It evaluates the performance and progress in the longest war in U.S. history and the impact the war has had on the Afghan people, U.S. troops and the U.S. economy.
The report card grades were delivered to the Kansas City office of Senator Roy Blunt at 911 Main Street, Suite 2224, Kansas City, MO.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in US history.
Most Americans are just beginning to grasp the devastating effects of this war—not only on the people of Afghanistan who will be grappling with the consequences for years to come—but on those we sent to fight, on our economy, and on our social and educational services here at home.
What’s Your Favorite Alternative to Ten Years of War?
4:00-4:30pm: Afghan War Report Card Delivery Help deliver a Report Card On The War In Afghanistan to Senator Roy Blunts office in downtown KCMO, 911 Main Street, Suite 2224 (We will meet outside the office building on Main Street. Please leave your self time for parking and arrive by 4pm – or contact us to car pool.)
We will hold the March of the Dead through downtown Providence Friday, October 7th at 5:00 pm to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attack on Afghanistan. We will bear witness to the many costs of war, protest the war profiteering, and call for an end to war and occupation. We will gather at Burnside Park and walk through the downtown area, distributing leaflets.
Last week, a friend was driving her son to college, getting him ready for his first year. While on the way, the radio mentioned the upcoming tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. In the conversation about those attacks, she realized that he has, at best, a dim memory of the world before Sept. 11. He doesn’t remember a time when the country he lived in was not at war.
AFSC joins with people all over the world in mourning the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and the hundreds of thousands who have died in the wars that followed in the decade since. Every day, AFSC works around the world to lift up nonviolent, peaceful change. We invite you to join us at one or more of these events of remembrance and peacemaking.
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 office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.