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San Ysidro Blessing Ceremony / Ceremonia de San Ysidro May 18th, 2013

The ancient annual procession and blessing of San Ysidro y Santa María de la Cabeza will commence at 10am, on Saturday, May 18th at the corner of Isleta and Arenal, SW. Prayers to these traditional guardians of rain, water, and farmers will take place at La Plazita Farm, the procession's end, found at the corner of Arenal and Lopez, SW. Call 505-842-7343 for more information. Please bring seeds if you wish to participate in an exchange.

Video stories spark creativity, common ground in NC

Movies without Borders in NC

See all the 2011 Movies without Borders short films at AFSC in North Carolina's YouTube channel.

The stories of Ajay and Isabela, Mimi and Tino, Dal and Raj, Essa and Fernando – told by themselves in short videos - captivated the audience of more than 100 people during the third Movies without Borders Gala in late October.

The Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Beloved Community

Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, is hosting a series of community phone conversations on the theme The Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Beloved Community

We'll be talking about economic justice,the peace we work for in the world, and the peace we work for within.   Please join us!

Community Phone Call: Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Please join Denise Altvater, Coordinator of AFSC's Wabanaki Program, for the inside story of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Process now underway in Maine.  Learn about this extraordinary journey toward healing and forgiveness, and bring your questions for Denise!

Our host will be Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, who has launched a three part series of community conversations on the theme,  The Haves, the Have-Nots and the Beloved Community.

Community Phone Call: Global Challenges

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Please join Joseph Gerson, Director of AFSC's Peace and Economic Security Program, for a telephone discussion about the global challenges that await as US power declines. 

Our host will be Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, who has launched a three part series of community conversations on the theme,  The Haves, the Have-Nots and the Beloved Community.

Community Phone Call: Economic Justice

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Please join us from the comfort of your own home for a conversation with Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty, Coordinators of AFSC's New Hampshire Program.  They will be sharing stories and strategies for achieving economic justice.  They will also welcome your questions!

Our host will be Keith Harvey, AFSC Regional Director in New England, who has launched a three part series of community conversations on the theme,  The Haves, the Have-Nots and the Beloved Community.

Bringing Communities Together in Greensboro, NC

Annah Awartani

Annah Awartani

Annah Awartani, owner of Zaytoon Restaurant, hospitality greeted a gracious crowd, hungry for food and personal connection.

Last Tuesday, the Greensboro community gathered for a screening of “Hawo’s Dinner Party.” This 30-minute adaptation of documentary Welcome to Shelbyville revolves around religious and cultural tensions in a small town in Tennessee, and the beginnings of change brought on by personal interactions shared over a meal.

9/11 CommUNITY Reflections & Renewal

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join with others of other backgrounds and experiences on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedies at a community dialogue to:

YEtCR Training Offerings

Open the attached documents to see details on trainings offered by the Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program. We are willing to come to your school or community to help increase the peace.

AFSC responds to a refugee resettlement crisis

In the winter of 2007, rumors were circulating that the boarded-up house adjacent to the Dayton AFSC office was being occupied by immigrants.  Staff, however, saw no signs of life until the beginning of spring when Migwe Kimemia, the Africa Peace and Immigration Program Director, spotted children playing outside.

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