Following up on an interfaith statement developed among national religious leaders, Iowa Christian Bishops and Muslim faith leaders issued a recent statement encouraging President Obama to take “bold new initiatives” to advance a just peace in Israel and Palestine. This is a most timely push from the faith communities with the President scheduled to travel to Israel and Palestine in March.
40 foot banner showing that over 50% of the federal discretionary budget goes to military spending
The big "sequestration" goes into effect on Friday with tremendously negative impacts on our communities and schools.
Please join AFSC, Catholic Peace Ministry and others as we unfurl a 20-foot banner depicting the US military budget vs all other components of discretionary spending (healthcare, education, environment, etc.). Our message is simple: Invest in People, Not the Pentagon.
We will gather in front of the-- soon to be closed-- Gateway School (1800 Grand) at 2:00 this Thursday, Feb. 28.
Author Rosalie Riegle "Crossing the Line" and "Doing Time for Peace" book tour
It is with great joy that the DMCW will host author Rosalie Riegle at the Dingman CW House Wed. April 24th as part of her nation wide book tour. Rosalie is the 'Stud Terkel' of the Catholic Worker movement.
Interns and youth volunteers play a huge role in AFSC's work for peace and justice in Iowa. In this two-minute video, Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Program Coordinator, describes the various ways they put hope into action.
Processional begins at 3:00 p.m. on the west steps of the State Capitol and ends at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 815 High Street for a 3:45 p.m. service. This year's event commemorates the anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
Call on Iowa’s decision-makers to reject unlimited spending in our elections and take a stand against corporate personhood and money as free speech. Join us for training on how to lobby decision-makers on this issue, speak out to your local legislators, participate in a media event releasing new information on election spending, and learn about opportunities to reclaim our democracy.
Event sponsored by: Iowa PIRG, Move to Amend, and Stand for Iowa
On January 3, 2013, over three dozen Iowans spoke at a public hearing in opposition to an attempt by Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz to suppress voter turnout in the name of fighting voter fraud. AFSC and other groups have signed on to a statement by the ACLU of Iowa calling on Secretary Shultz to withdraw the proposed rule changes.
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.