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Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

Scilla Wahrhaftig gave the following talk as the keynote speaker at Lake Erie Yearly Meeting in July, 2014.


I want to start by reading a quote from London Yearly Meeting Quaker Faith and Practice.


Respect that of God though it may be expressed in unfamiliar ways or be difficult to discern. Each of us has a particular experience of God and each must find the way to be true to it. When words are strange or disturbing to you, try to sense where they come from and what nourished the lives of others.


Hands Off Iraq!

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

AFSC PA is calling on the US to work towards a diplomatic solution the escalating violence in Iraq. We believe that a military intervention can only widen the conflict and make things worse. We will be supporting this rally on Saturday and hope people will join us.

Understanding the conflict in Syria

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Baloons to represent the deaths in Syria


Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette


  • Laila Al-Soulaiman, Pitt student of Syrian descent
  • Osama Sharkas, President of the Islamic Center and Syrian native 

You don’t understand the Syrian conflict, who are the parties, what is the impact on the Syrians, what you can do? This is your chance to hear from members of the Syrian community.

Pittsburgh Area Strategic Peace Planning

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Now that the elections are over, with President Obama re-elected and some new exciting senators in office, including a record number of women, we have the opportunity to really impact the future of this country. However in order to do that we need to build a much stronger grassroots movement and come up with new creative ideas for getting our concerns heard.

KC AFSC Anti-War Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

KC Anti-war

Mural image from Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Meeting participantswill help organize actions to mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11; campaigns to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and  plan for the Kansas City exhibition Windows & Mirrors Afghan Mural exhibit and related activities.

KC Anti-war

Mural image from Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

Windows and Mirrors Exhibit

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan opens on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the AFSC Georgia Peace Center, 60 Walton Street, NW in downtown.  Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence, sponsors the free exhibit. 

Oct. 16th Anti-War March Evaluation Meeting / Making Spring Plans

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A meeting to have a constructive evaluation of the October 16th anti-war march in Chicago will be held at 2 PM to 4 PM, Sunday, November 14th at the office of the 8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe Street, 5th floor, Chicago (wheelchair accessible).  The meeting will also begin the process of organizing unified action(s) for the spring.

Daniel Ellsberg, Afghanistan: 9 years and counting

On the observation of the 9th year of the war in Afghanistan.

View the rest of Daniel Ellsberg speech:

Part II and Part III


Money for Jobs not for War

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

When President Obama comes to Providence, let him know that people in RI want to end the wars and occupations, protect civil liberties, and money for jobs not war.  The event is at the Convention Center in downtown Providence.

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