Published: April 28, 2014
"Otto Syamsudin is probably the most important Acehnese human rights activist and has become a national figure as well. Under very difficult and dangerous conditions, he has actively and consistently promoted the enforcement of human rights." —Fadjiri, Indonesia
"Our partners in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Sometimes it’s necessary to step back and remember the program’s larger goals to get beyond temporary setbacks and frustrations." —Linda Lewis
"Over the past year, it is the memory of my late college advisor, Dr. Ralph Renner, that I have reflected on when faced with particularly difficult moments. A Jesuit priest who dedicated himself to making college possible for inner-city youth, he would work countless hours to open doors for people who might not otherwise have opportunities to see beyond their immediate environment." —Jason Tower
We asked AFSC staffers what keeps them going: Whom do they picture in their mind's eye when striving to overcome obstacles?