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Quakers call for immediate end to use of force in Gaza

This statement was issued by Britain Yearly Meeting on Nov. 18, 2012 in response to the violence in Gaza. 

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In Gaza: Dreaming with their feet on the ground

Patricia Sellick, AFSC Regional Director for the Middle East, shares her experience working with AFSC’s Gaza team and the young people with whom they work. 

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Gaza youth working with AFSC

Gaza youth working with AFSC

Gaza youth working with AFSC

Church leaders to Congress: Condition military aid to Israel on human rights compliance

This letter was sent to Congress on October 5, 2012, from church leaders including Shan Cretin, AFSC's general secretary, as a call to make U.S. military aid to Israel conditional on Israel's "compliance with applicable U.S. laws and policies” regarding human rights. 

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Addressing violence and fragility across the world: the road to economic development

Thanks to Andrew Tomlinson, Director of QUNO-NY, Olivia Ensign, QUNO Program Assistant, and Theresa Kirby for assistance composing this post.

Security was tight in New York City as delegates gathered for the high-level meetings that marked the opening of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in late September. There were snipers on the roof of the UN buildings, and black limousines with flashing lights crowded the streets nearby as they lined up to get through the NYPD roadblocks. 

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QUNO Staff in Burundi

QUNO Staff in Burundi

QUNO Staff in Burundi

After the election: Answering the knock

After the election I remembered this quotation by Martin Luther King, Jr., from his speech Beyond Vietnam at the Riverside Church in 1967:

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Election violence and peacemaking in Kenya: The experience of one Kenyan Quaker

Introduction: Today we will peacefully elect (or re-elect) a president and many other national and local representatives. But peaceful elections can't necessarily be taken for granted. Kenya will likely have its next election in March of 2013. As they approach the election, tension and violence have started to take place in some parts of Kenya, especially the coastal and north eastern regions. Many organizations, Quaker and non-Quaker, are working to ease tensions and prevent violence as the election approaches.

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Silas Wanjala

Silas Wanjala

Silas Wanjala

AFSC meeting/church liaison program

Meeting/Church Liaison Brochure Image 2014

Corporation members at the 2014 Corporation Meeting at Friends Center in Philadelphia.

Moved and shaken for peace: Scattergood students stage art mob in Iowa City

Note: This is a guest post by Madeline Schaefer, AFSC's Friends Relations Fellow. Scattergood School students organized and particpated in a peace march and art mob on Sept. 8, walking from West Branch to Iowa City, Iowa.  Scattergood School co-sponsored an exhibit of AFSC's  "Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War on Afghanistan" at a local library and was part of a group that organized programs and events connected to the exhibit. - Lucy

by Madeline Schaefer

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Scattergood students on the Peace Walk to Iowa City.

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