Peace

KC AFSC Intern Openings

Two paid peace internship positions are immediately available for Kansas City area university and college students or young adults.

Detailed information for each position can be found on the links below.

One intern will be based in the Kansas City American Friends Service Committee office doing youth outreach for our peace building programs. This internship will run through September 30, 2011.

Emma's Revolution in Concert to Benefit AFSC-SENE

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Emma's Revolution

Pat Humphries and Sandy O, the duo Emma's Revolution

Smart, funny and informative. Like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars.

With hauntingly beautiful harmonies and powerful acoustic instrumentals that deliver the energy and strength of their convictions, emma's revolution creates new standards in the art of social justice. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near.

Tom Hayden, "Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Leading anti-war advocate and political activist Tom Hayden will discuss the debate over the best way to pursue social change. He argues that social change begins at the invisible margins, gives rise to social movements, and then inevitably becomes involved in mainstream politics.

Vigil and Rally for Nonviolence

Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 12:00pm

Members of the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois will be joined by the Shawnee Green Party and other supporters in a Vigil and Rally for Nonviolence on Saturday, January 15th from noon to 1:00 PM at the Town Square Pavilion in Carbondale. This will continue a tradition of advocating nonviolent solutions to national and international issues during a weekly vigil that has continued uninterrupted since December, 2001.

Iowans Weave Peace and Justice in a War-Torn World

"We raised our prayers, and strengthen our resolve to end war in Iraq and Afghanistan, prevent war against Iran, and insist that War is not the answer.”

Responding to Violence against Those in Public Life

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization committed to overcoming violence in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, is deeply saddened by the violence of January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, when an attempt to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords brought death and injury to so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of the shooting, as well as their families and friends who are now mourning the deceased and anxiously awaiting the recovery of the injured. As Friends say, we are holding them in the Light.

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

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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