Peace and Youth

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Celebrating and Protecting Pluralism in Indonesia

“Unity in Diversity” is Indonesia’s national slogan. As a sprawling archipelago with more than 300 ethnic groups and a majority Muslim population with significant religious minorities, pluralism has been characteristic of Indonesia since its inception as a nation.

Jakarta Globe: Workshop Schools Timor Press on Peace Reporting

Jakarta. A two-day journalism workshop on promoting peace in conflict regions is set to begin today in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

Thirty journalists from print and electronic media publications in West Timor will take part in the workshop, which is being organized by the Kupang chapter of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the American Friends Service Committee.

RJTHR - ideal community

Youth in Pittsburgh's Racial Justice Through Human Rights program designing their ideal community

Bay Area Peacebuilding Program

Hiroshima At 65 Postcard

Postcard with Hiroshima scene

Postcard marking 65 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- 65 years of misspent trillions, contaminated air, land, and water, stockpiled thousands of warheads.

AFSC provides support and leadership to strengthen and broaden a peace movement that bridges many issues and engages many communities. The Bay Area Peace Building Program works with peace organizations and local communities to organize nonviolence programs for youth, interfaith dinners for women and religious leaders, speaking events, public actions, and popular education programs that include music and art to engage youth more effectively.

We are also proud to support the nationwide "afghans for Afghans" knitters' campaign.

Who we are

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

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