Violence

Responding to Violence against Those in Public Life

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization committed to overcoming violence in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, is deeply saddened by the violence of January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, when an attempt to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords brought death and injury to so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of the shooting, as well as their families and friends who are now mourning the deceased and anxiously awaiting the recovery of the injured. As Friends say, we are holding them in the Light.

Responding to Violence against Those in Public Life

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization committed to overcoming violence in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, is deeply saddened by the violence of January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, when an attempt to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords brought death and injury to so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of the shooting, as well as their families and friends who are now mourning the deceased and anxiously awaiting the recovery of the injured.   As Friends say, we are holding them in the Light.

In a Time of Broken Bones

Published in 2001, this booklet by Katherine Whitlock made a call for dialogue on hate related violence and hate crimes legislation.  In her acknowledgements Kay wrote: "The publication of this Justice Visions working paper on hate violence reflects the deep spiritual and social commitment of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to address the root causes, and not only the most visible symptoms, of hatred, intolerance, and violence."

War Zones without Wars 7/2005

A report on:

War Zones without Wars:

Community Violence Prevention Workshop

Hosted by: The AFSC NYMRO Conflict Resolution Program
July 19, 2005 at the UN Church Center

A Needed Break in the Violence

Thursday, January 22, 2009 from the American Friends Service Committee

We welcome the respite in the violence in Gaza and Israel and hope that all parties take steps to build a lasting cease fire.  With a new U.S. president and a pause after more than three weeks of violence, we see a window of opportunity to change course from confrontation to negotiation.

Youth Outreach

The Peace Education Program works with youth in Los Angeles area schools to reduce violence and create a culture of peace. Through intensive workshops and classes, the program:

Stop the Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Friday, October 31, 2008 AFSC Statement on DRC
Africa Region

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is deeply distressed by the renewed violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is threatening the lives of millions of people in the North and South Kivu.  The fighting between various armed groups is forcing hundreds of thousands to flee and recent attacks are endangering the work of humanitarian actors.   

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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