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Healing Justice resources for Quaker congregations

Healing Justice interns describe their summer projects

Summer interns from both the Immigrant Rights and Healing JusticePrograms shared moving stories of the work they had done with AFSC.

AFSC invites Quaker congregations everywhere to join in the effort to help transform the U.S. criminal justice system from one focused on crime and punishment to one focused on moving from harm to healing.  Quaker meetings and churches are encouraged to learn more about issues of mass incarceration, engage their local communities in the issue, establish relationships with those directly affected, and advocate for just policy.

Check out these resources:

1940 Work Camp Brochure

Brochure of American Friends Service Committee Work Camp from 1940.

Invite Quaker Youth to think about military spending

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

Invite youth in your meeting to consider military spending by participating in the 2013 "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival.

Partners in spirit-led action

Quakers chat at a break at the AFSC Corporation Meeting

Quakers chat at a break at the AFSC Corporation Meeting

Quakers chat at a break at the AFSC Corporation Meeting

AFSC's Meeting/Church Liaison Program works to increase collaboration between AFSC and Quaker meetings/churches.  By engaging with Friends and providing resources for spiritually-grounded social justice work, the program seeks to support a movement of Friends working for lasting peace with justice.

Interested in learning more?

Occupy Greensboro at New Garden Friends Meeting

NGFM First Day Forum

Presentation to members of New Garden Friends Meeting.

AFSC members and other volunteers took part in an Occupy Greensboro presentation last week at New Garden Friends Meeting. The presentation focused upon the history of the Occupy Together movement and other grassroots movements across the globe, motivations for participation in the movement, and non-violent influences.

Witnessing the reality behind the reports - Visit to Africa

The AFSC-Africa program was excited to host Arlene Kelly, Clerk of the Board of AFSC for 10 days. Her visit included time with the AFSC staff and partners in five countries and community members in areas where AFSC works. 

Zenas Lindley Martin (1855-1931)

A historical analysis about the life of Zenas Lindley Martin (1855-1931)

Vision historica de la Junta Annual de Cuba (1927-2000)

A historical analysis about the Annual Meeting in Cuba from 1927 to 2000.

Amigos Públicos: un ministerio para el siglo XXI.

A personal account by Minister Ramón A. Longoria Escalona about his life as a Minister in Puerto Padre, Cuba,  and his hopes for the 21st century.

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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