We invite you to learn more about AFSC work in Kansas City, which is building and strengthening a movement for social change.
We are inspired by the youth who participate in the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film project, the If I Could Change the World spoken word project and the summer Social Change Institute. Each year we also have college-aged peace interns who do a phenomenal job learning about peace and justice issues and ways to engage and empower high school-aged youth.
After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their terrible toll of death and destruction, we are fighting again in the Middle East. But growing numbers of Americans are debating the values and goals of U.S. foreign policy, with its heavy reliance on military intervention. Why has it been so unsuccessful? What is the appropriate role for our nation in today’s world? How does our investment in a gigantic, costly military establishment affect our foreign policy decisions?
Scilla Wahrhaftig gave the following talk as the keynote speaker at Lake Erie Yearly Meeting in July, 2014.
I want to start by reading a quote from London Yearly Meeting Quaker Faith and Practice.
Respect that of God though it may be expressed in unfamiliar ways or be difficult to discern. Each of us has a particular experience of God and each must find the way to be true to it. When words are strange or disturbing to you, try to sense where they come from and what nourished the lives of others.
Kansas City Area School and Youth Groups are Invited to take advantage of powerful opportunity for youth development and leadership
AFSC's Youth Civic Engagement work in Kansas City had a great year and we are looking for groups to collaborate with for programs for 2014-2015. Our goal is to provide creative ways for youth to learn about issues important to them and out community and to speak out for positive nonviolent social change!
Flyer for the American Friends Service Committee's 2014-15 Youth Civic Engagement Projects. Kansas City area high school-aged youth are invited to participate in creative arts and social change projects. We encourage high school educators and youth leaders to contact us to find out more.
Youth who participated in the 2014 Social Change Institute spoke out about the need for social change and what they learned in the training.
The Institute was organized by the Kansas City Program of the American Friends Service Committee and took place from June 9 through June 20. The Institute's goals were to empower youth, increase their knowledge and skills of nonviolent social change and deepen their commitments to work for a better community and world.
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 offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.