Renowned Palestian-American activist and scholar, Prof. Naseer Aruri, Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science, UMass Dartmouth is the author of nine book, including Palestine and Palestinians: A Social and Political History. He is a former member of the Palestine National Council and Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA.
Students from Baltimore’s Civitas School, participants in an AFSC Peer Mediation project, visit the White House
Our world views, as well as opportunities that are available, depend on our background. Definitions of peace, education and equality change according to the experiences of those defining the words. One factor that affects the way we live and relate to each other is race. Although it is not always a primary focus, the American Friends Service
Committee’s commitment to the dignity and worth of each person frequently fosters work on the complicated issues of racism and inequity.
Eloise Cranke and Chet Guinn stand by the rededicated Peace Garden in Nollen Plaza in Des Moines. Eloise is a former AFSC regional director who works with the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Chet Guinn is a retired Methodist pastor who has led efforts to revitalize the Peace Garden.
On a cool and drizzly September Sunday recently, over 100 people came together for an interfaith service for peace.
AFSC has joined the call for A Million Minutes for Peace and will pause for a minute on September 21st at 12:00 noon to honor the U.N. International Day of Peace. A Million Minutes for Peace is a campaign of the Odyssey Network and it will be joined by many other faith-based organizations from around the 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 office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.