Peace and security can never be achieved through violence. AFSC advocates for economic and social systems grounded in nonviolence, building recognition that reallocating resources from militaries to peaceful endeavors will increase security worldwide.
Militarism and war do not keep us safe. The U.S. needs a more ethical, effective, and less costly foreign policy to address today’s interdependent world.
Colonialism, slavery, war, genocide, and economic devastation leave legacies of trauma that can perpetuate cycles of violence.
People affected by conflict and instability are often best positioned to know what their communities need to create lasting peace. AFSC connects communities worldwide to foster peace, sustainability, and shared security.
Global south leaders—from the grassroots, civil society, and government—come together to learn, exchange ideas, and collectively solve problems through AFSC’s Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP).
In order to challenge the economic systems that sustain and profit from occupation and violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, AFSC supports economic activism including the use of nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) tactics.
U.S. use of drones for surveillance and military attacks is on the rise, both domestically and abroad.