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Toward Peace and Justice: March 2012

Building Foundations for Lasting Peace


Dear Friend,

At AFSC we believe that lasting peace is built on a foundation of respect for the diverse cultures and experiences that enrich our global family. We tap all kinds of resources—physical and spiritual—to share personal stories, create digital connections, and honor the creativity with which people everywhere work to transform the scourge of violence in their communities and their countries.

Toward Peace and Justice: The Coming Budget Debate

Dear Friend,

Monday, February 13, President Obama is expected to release his proposed federal budget, kicking off the annual discussion of how the US spends money. As you know, last year’s process was short on solutions and long on partisan, misleading, often ugly, debate. Unfortunately, we believe this year likely will be worse.

Toward Peace & Justice, December 2011: Highlights from 2011

Dear Friends,

At this time each year we reflect on the work we did during the past twelve months, and report to our supporters on the progress made by the amazing people our staff work with all around the world each day. Please take a minute to read our 2011 Highlights and see how important the work of the American Friends Service Committee has been in so many people’s lives.

AFSC North Carolina Immigrant Rights Program Newsletter

November/ December 2010 E-NEWSLETTER:


The NC Immigrant Rights Program Monthly E-Newsletter serves as a vehicle for Quaker allies and recent immigrant/refugee constituents living in North Carolina to stay informed and involved with AFSC and immigrant rights-related actions in the state.

Reminder! New Address: 529-D College Road  // Greensboro, NC 27410 //Same phone 336-854-0633.

Greenhouse Harvest Exceeded All Expectations

On August 25, 2010, the final cucumber harvest took place in the 360 m2 greenhouse within the community garden MALA BAŠTA at tached to the CGA Resource Center. Mirsad Alađuz, Nazif Smajić and Šerif Puteša led the greenhouse production this year. It is a great satisfaction for the
greenhouse leaders and gardeners, and tremendous joy to the CGA, to have harvest of those proportions. According to agricultural experts, the cucumber harvest was extraordinary this year, and it exceeded all expectations.

Dr. E. J. Kennedy & Ms. R. Markusen Visited CGA

On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, Ms. Ellen J. Kennedy, executive director of the World Without Genocide, and Ms . Randi Markusen, who serves on theboards of the World Without Genocide and the Post Genocide Education Fund and is the founder and director of Rwanda Reads, visited the Resource Center of the Community Ga rden s Association (CGA) at Stup. Upon the initiative of Ms. Velma Saric, from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, this opportunity was used to show the guests our community-based programs addressing the post-conflict reconstruction, reconciliation and healing in practice.

Summer 2010 CGA Newsletter

Read the full newsletter from the community garden project in Bonisa.

MARStar Spring 2010

The MARStar newsletter is published by the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Friends Service Committee.  This issue explores conversations about race that staff members are having throughout the region.  It also includes a letter from our new Interim Regional Director, Nina Laboy.

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