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Parading for peace in New Orleans

For the past three years, New Orleans has seen a decline in the city’s murder rate for the first time in almost 30 years.  Sources credit social programs, changes in ER procedures, a gang task force, effective prosecutions and a variety of other factors for the three-year decline.  Despite the dip, the city’s murder rate still remains above the national average according to 

Protest Drone Attacks

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

AFSC PA together with a coalition of peace groups are organizing a rally to protest the drone attacks that are happening in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

People are being asked to come dressed in black with their faces whitened to dramatize the deaths these drones are inflicting on the civilian population.

Three generations consider impact of March on Washington anniversary

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix 

This was the message the Cohen family—grandmother MaChere; two daughters, Claire and Henrietta; and four grandchildren, Myiya, Wesley, Norma, and Winston—took on a sign to Washington. 

Bayard Rustin and His Legacy for Today

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

We will show the film on Bayard Rustin's life, "Brother Outsider," followed by a panel discussion on the significance of his life today.

This event is in conjunction with the 15th Annual Black and White Reunion Summit Against Racism.

Quaker Peacemaking in Africa - Burundian Friend Adrien Niyongabo

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Adrien Niyongabo, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities

Adrien Niyongabo, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) in Burundi plays with children outside Kibimba Friends Church. Photo by: Andrew Peterson

American Friends Service Committee works closely with Quakers in Burundi, central Africa on peacebuilding and social cohesion projects. Adrien Niyongabo, the Director of the Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) program, an AFSC partner, will present about his organization’s work to bring together Hutu and Tutsis to heal from a decade of violent conflict and create renewed peace in communities.

Honoring Veterans, Foreclosing on War

Friday, November 11, 2011

9th Anniversary STAND FOR PEACE

Friday, September 2, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Honk for Peace

windows and mirrors

9th Anniversary of Stand for Peace

Join our WAM partner Georgia WAND at their 9th Annual Stand for Peace at Colony Square at the corner of Peachtree Street and 14th Street.  Protest, Songs, Music, Dance, Poets!

Hassel Lines

Youth in Pittsburgh Racial Justice through Human Rights exploring ways to address conflicts using Hassel Lines.

Peacebuilding in Somalia: an alternative to violence

Celestin Nkundabemera is the Program Director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Somalia, assisting the country's peace-building efforts. The organization's work in Somalia touches on many key concepts: development, human rights, community safety, conflict prevention and mediation, to name a few. In real life it has meant going to communities ravaged by 20 years of war and rebuilding their capacity for peace.

LA Daily News: SPARC Presents: Windows and Mirrors, Reflections on the War in Afghanistan

SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibit sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

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