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Healing Justice resources for Quaker congregations

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.

Engage your congregation in AFSC's work for peace

 

AFSC's meeting and church liaison program supports Quaker congregations’ work for peace and justice, while at the same time working to broaden the impact of AFSC’s programs.

Take a look at the resources we provide for Friends meetings and churches to help them support and engage in our work.

Occupy Greensboro at 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, a part of New Garden Friends’ “First Day Forum,” was coordinated by Susan Ikenberry, an active member of the Greensboro community. Susan brought in Ann Lennon, our AFSC Area Coordinator, John Wright and Bobbie Sonner, Occupy Greensboro activists, and Chandlee White, another Occupy Greensboro supporter and participant.

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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