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Playing and Practicing Peace in Baltimore

Children in Baltimore are developing conflict resolution skills using games, discussions, role-playing, and other activities, in a program which stems from AFSC’s conviction that nonviolence and community participation can better both individuals, communities, and our world.

Playing and Practicing Peace in Baltimore

Children playing with a ball

AFSC's Youth Program Director, Mia Jones discusses her work in the Baltimore public school system and how various programs have raised a particular group of girls' sense or empowerment.

Everyone Deserves Justice and Peace

Everyone deserves justice and peace!” This was the sentiment of youth from the Learning Club Leadership Academy, a neighborhood teen youth program serving inner-city youth surrounding Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s members participated in the American Friends Service Committee’s Reflections on Afghanistan Mural project, which is teaching area youth about the Afghan people, the Afghan war and the impact the war has had on people there, on U.S. soldiers and on the United States.

Somali and Kenyan Youth Build Understanding

AFSC held an 8-day exchange between 47 Somali and Kenya youth to promote constructive dialogue.  Participants learned from each other’s experiences of youth employment, sports as a tool for development, and the promotion of human rights. The program was included partnerships with a Somaliland youth organization and a Kenyan youth program. 

After visits to both Nairobi and North Eastern Kenya the youth left with a greater awareness and understanding of the dilemmas facing youth today and a drive to promote sharing and change in their communities.

Seattle Freedom School Helps Youth Set Their Own Course

All young people have the inherent capacity to change the course of their own lives—and even the world. AFSC helps them discover and act on that potential.

Indonesian youth celebrate diversity with Peace Torch

Peace Torch

peace torch

Youth from different faiths, together lift the peace torch and wish for peace in Archipelago.

For 15 years, Protestant Church leaders in Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia have organized an Easter Parade the day after Easter Sunday.   The parade which includes floats, singing and dancing, has become both a local celebration and a tourist attraction.  Thanks to the energetic and creative organizing of young people, this year’s parade was unique.

We love pluralism

Youth demostration in Indonesia supporting pluralism.

A demostration for pluralism in Indonesia, organized by the youth of the workshop.

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

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