Jacob, a 30-year-old, three-tour paratrooper turned peace activist, is a cofounder of A Ride Till The End (ARTTE), a perpetual bicycle protest of the Afghan War that has covered over 7,000 miles in the United States since 2010.
Mother and Child mural developed by Guilford College students.
As Democratic delegates gather in Charlotte, N.C. to weigh in on their political party’s platform for the next four years, a silent cadre of Afghan faces will ask them to consider the people affected by those policies.
Eighteen murals depicting civilians wounded or killed during the war in Afghanistan will be displayed in the midst of the Democratic National Convention from Sept. 1-8. They are replicas of the murals of "Windows and Mirrors," AFSC’s exhibition of 45 murals created by U.S. artists.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 (All day) - Sunday, November 11, 2012 (All day)
The fifth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Love in Action: the Transformative Power of Nonviolence," will draw upon the lessons of nonviolent campaigns and their leaders who discovered a force that can change the world. Participants will explore the principles and learn the applications of nonviolence as taught by Gandhi, King, and many spiritual leaders who offered this alternative paradigm for resolving conflict, achieving justice, and building peace.
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.