An award-winning documentary about Patti Quigley and Susan Retik, a pair of women who lost their husbands in the 2001 World Trade Center attacks and who sought healing by reaching out to widows in Afghanistan. The Culture of Peace and Nonviolence Film Series is co-sponsored by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, AFSC, the Concord UU Church, NH Peace Action, NH UCC Peace with Justice Advocates, and Temple Beth Jacob. Free to all. Note new location.
Iowans marked the tenth anniversary of 9-11 at an event cosponored by AFSC and organized by the Interfaith Alliance at Drake University. Speakers included representatives from a number of faith traditions, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, and Drake University President David Maxwell. Thanks to videographer Rodger Routh for this piece.
Last week AFSC participated in many events across the country to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Over the next month we are continuing to participate in events marking the 10th anniversaries of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan.
How does your faith tell you to respond to threats like 9/11?
On this 10th anniversary of 9/11 we invite you to send your hopes for the future to your elected officials. Print out this document and complete the card below and send it to your elected official (and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able).
Add your personal comment in the space provided and fax or scan and email your card to your U.S. Senators and Congressperson.
Fourteen Art Panels were created by faith groups for the Ten Years After 9/11: Walking the Path to Peace and Sercurity exhibit.
The Ten Years After 9/11: Walking the Path to Peace and Security community art project is a collaboration between the Kansas City Interfaith Council and the American Friends Service Committee’s Kansas City Program.
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.
Join us for a walking meditation on peace in collaboration with the Peace Flag Project and Providence Water Fire. As part of the RI Month for Peace activities surrounding the 10th anniversary of September 11th and International Peace Day September 21st, the annual Buddhist walking meditation will take place this year as part of the Sept. 24th Water Fire. The walk will be led by local interfaith leaders.
Assemble at 6:30 pm at the Waterplace Park Basin. Walkers can purchase and carry Candle Luminaria as they walk slowly and in silence.
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.