Wage Peace

Wage Peace is AFSC’s initiative to promote peace over war around the world, waging peace with the same determination and energy that nations wage war. We seek to eliminate U.S. militarism by cutting military spending, acknowledging the impact of war, and promoting conflict prevention as an alternative. 

Advocacy and education 

On a national level, Wage Peace works to change federal budget priorities, advocating for cuts to the military budget in order to meet human needs both here and abroad. Tools and resources include:

If I Had a Trillion Dollars: Youth aged 10-23 are invited to submit a film to this annual festival about how they would spend federal dollars to benefit their communities.

Invest in People, not the Pentagon action toolkit: A toolkit with everything you need to make sure that vital social programs are preserved and that deep cuts to Pentagon spending are made.

One Minute for Peace: Contribute to AFSC’s campaign to raise $2.2 million for peace—the same amount the U.S. military spends in just one minute.

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan: Communities can host this traveling mural exhibit, which memorializes Afghan civilian casualties.

Afghanistan 101: Wage Peace’s co-coordinators blog about resources, advocacy, and actions to end the war in Afghanistan.

Work in communities

In communities throughout the United States and abroad, AFSC peace-building programs work locally as part of Wage Peace to coordinate education and advocacy to change federal budget priorities, to highlight human and economic costs of war, to learn from the legacies of war, and to prevent war.

Akron, Ohio  

Atlanta, Ga. 

Baltimore, Md.

Cambridge, Mass.

Chicago, Ill.

Concord, N.H.

Des Moines, Iowa 

Greensboro, N.C.

Indianapolis, Ind.

Kansas City, Mo.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Portland, Ore.

Providence, R.I.

San Francisco, Calif.

Washington, D.C.

Take Action

  • Urge Congress to end the use of budget gimmicks—such as the massive $80 billion Pentagon slush fund contained within the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund.
  • We need to rally support for amendments that will put a stop to the corporate boondoggles and misguided policies that fuel arms races with China and Russia—and that cost us...
  • The total lifetime cost of the F-35 program is $1.5 trillion—making it equal to the entire 10 years of cuts mandated by the sequester. Remind Congress that there are easy...

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Resources for download

  • Budget Cutting and Our Community Listening Project
  • One minute for peace
  • Action kit: Invest in people, not the Pentagon
  • F-35 tools for action

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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