On the 7th anniversary of the US war on Iraq, people of Western MA came together for a vigil, march, and rally on the steps of City Hall.
AFSC's Western Massachusetts program, founded in 1968, focuses on nonviolence training, study courses and dialogues on economic justice, campaigns against U.S. military intervention, and education and action to combat racism, classism, and homophobia.
Western Massachusetts faces problems of growing economic disparity, an increased tendency to scapegoat the poor and other marginalized social groups, a deterioration in public trust in local, state and federal government, along with increased efforts to militarize our economy and our communities.
The peace march begins on the Cambodian side of the border with Thailand.
Established in 1980, AFSC operates its Asia Regional office out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, providing humanitarian relief, development and peace building initiatives for communities recovering from war and conflict throughout the region.
In Cambodia, AFSC continues to support learning opportunities for local non-governmental organization partners and government officials, and collaborates with various organizations on exchange programs dealing with conflicts related to the environment, foreign investment, civil society building and other peace efforts.
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.