NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - The American Friends Service Committee of Western Massachusetts held a rally Monday afternoon at the Edwards Church in Northampton to remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to remind people about how his message is relevant today.
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 19th.
The Illinois Coalition for Justice, Peace and the Environment (ICJPE) hosts its 6th annual conference this year in Chicago at Roosevelt University. The theme is "2011: Which Way Forward?" It's a "mini-conference" highlighted by an evening panel presentation of advocate leaders. This mini conference is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Institute for Justice and Transformation
IL Coalition for Justice Peace & the Environment presents a mini conference... 2011: Which way forward?
Relations between Thailand and Cambodia have thawed in recent months, but greater understanding is needed before there will be any real warmth.
Kim Vuth, 32, a peace activist who works with the American Friends Service Committee, said the relationship between former enemies Germany and France could serve as an inspiration for Thailand and Cambodia to coexist peacefully in the future.
He emphasised that peace building was not the job of governments alone.
KEITH ‘BEAR’ HARVEY was a scholarship football player on the Miami University of Ohio football team when its team name was the “Redskins.” His acceptance of that nickname changed following a conversation with a Native American classmate. Harvey’s commentary below explains why he joined the effort to change the team’s nickname.
AFSC's Keith Harvey discusses "redskins," his childhood and "building the beloved community."
Sarah Bardwell, left, receives one of three Jack Gore Memorial Peace Awards at AFSC Colorado's Annual Public Gathering in 2010. Barbara Donachy presents the award to Sarah, whose many interests include youth and militarism.
The past year has been one of challenging adjustments and creative problem solving as AFSC staff and volunteers became used to having fewer people and resources to rely on. However, the AFSC community gathered for a joyful celebration of what the organization continues to stand for.
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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