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
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)
"Think Outside the Bomb is the US's largest youth network for nuclear abolition. Our national tour will provide critical information on the uses of nuclear weapons and power industries, as well as a critical look at how we engage in resistance. We seek to create a world free of nuclear weapons and power through creating an affirming culture of resistance."
A pamplet on the numerous downsides of joining the military including the living conditions, the lack of post-service job training, the hurdles for college, racism, sexism, homophobia, and the loss of basic rights.
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.