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Snapshot: A look at AFSC around the world


IHTD participants before their action at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bryan Vana.

Visit Flickr to see a selection of photos from AFSC's work around the world.

Why now is the time to change the U.S. prison system

Preventing harm illustration

Two people embrace, leaning on each other

Illustration: AFSC/Emily Cohane-Mann

Justice is best served by helping people heal and preventing further harm, says longtime California prisoner rights activist Laura Magnani. She argues that with growing momentum for change, now is the time to overhaul the U.S. prison system.

Mentorship leads incarcerated men to leave violence behind

Mike and Russell

Mike and Russell

Mike Perry (left) mentored Russell Green (right) when they were incarcerated in a Maryland prison. Today, both men work for the program through advocacy, mentorship, and community engagement. See more photos.

Dig deeper into healing justice: Read, watch, and get involved

Tony Heriza, AFSC's director of media production, offers suggestions on what to read and watch to learn more about healing justice issues.

To Heal the World: Building an immigrants' rights movement in Denver, Colorado (PODCAST)

"Families belong together" protest puppet download

Puppet holding sign that says families belong together

Press conference in front of Senator Bennet's office in Denver.

What do safe communities really look like? That question has been the focus of many in Denver, Colo., a city that has been home to many immigrants over the past 20 years. For AFSC, the answer can only be found by bringing together immigrants and non-immigrants to work together to ensure the fair treatment of all of the city's residents and work for equal human rights. Listen to the voices of community members working with AFSC to support the rights of immigrants in the Denver area.

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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