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Organizing the Hope in Iowa

By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator

Our work with young people is expanding, and what a blessing it is to experience their excitement and passion! Across the nation, AFSC offers young people education on organizing, media work, and program design. In return they bring to our work creativity and energy.

Hannah paints for peace

AFSC-NC interns Hannah Swenson and Layth Awartani put the finishing touches on an original mural panel for their Paint For Peace project, Spring 2010.

Steven Neal, Jr of Friendship Collegiate Academy

Steven Neal, Jr of Friendship Collegiate Academy
A participant in the Human Rights Learning project

AFSC's Human Rights Learning Project: a Step in a New Direction for a Human Rights City

By: Joan Gildemeister, D.C. Peace and Economic Justice Program Committee

March for Peace and Social Justice

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 12:00pm

Churches, peace organizations and individuals are invited to join a March for Peace and Social Justice on Monday, June 7 at 12:00 noon.  The march, is co-sponsored by the United Methodist Conference Board of Church & Society and the Iowa Chapter of Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA).  Participants will gather at Hy-Vee Hall and walk to Nollen Plaza (approximately four blocks).

Peace: Guilford College students design peace mural


AFSC interns organized Paint for Peace in Greensboro, Spring 2010.

As part of its commitment to seeing peace in Afghanistan and the Middle East, AFSC launched the Paint for Peace project. In Greensboro, Guilford College interns from the Center for Principled Problem Solving helped put together four murals for the national project.  

Peace: Learn About Our Peace and Economic Justice Program


VISTA Volunteer Jessica Langley at a local high school.

Peace and Economic Justice

The Carolinas Peace and Economic Justice program is a community education and peace building program which builds alliances and support networks to create strategic links engaging those working for peace and alternatives to war and violence.  AFSC's commitment to peace and economic justice is based on the Quaker belief in life as sacred and the desire to avoid all violence.  AFSC tries to find peaceful solutions to conflicts and differences and to address the root causes of violence.  We work toward this goal by 

The Good War?

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Afghan Alternatives to the U.S. Troop Surge

A talk and slide show by Peter Lems, the Program Director for Education and Advocacy on Iraq and Afghanistan for the American Friends Service Committee.  In December of 2008, Peter went to Afghanistan to visit with AFSC staff, contribute to a conflict assessment, and help design the organizations program work for the coming years.

BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH (Dessert and beverages will be provided)

New Hampshire Peace Program Background: Peace, Disarmament, and Human Rights

From nuclear nonproliferation to death penalty abolition, AFSC-NH is working to make the world a more peaceful, just and humane place.  Scroll down to learn more about our active campaigns.

To be added to the AFSC-NH Peace Mobilization email list, please send a note to Arnie Alpert,

We work closely with NH Peace Action to end war, reduce military spending, and abolish nuclear weapons. 

Death Penalty Abolition

Peace on purpose

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

What are we doing to achieve peace within ourselves and larger communities?

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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