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A Call to Commemorate the 70th Anniversaries of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki A-Bombings
"It is because of nuclear weapons that the human race continues to be threatened. That is why, ultimately, the one thing that we atomic bomb survivors are calling for is the elimination of every last nuclear weapon." – Chieko Watanabe – Nagasaki Hibakusha
“The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” – Albert Einstein
The American Friends Service Committee invites high school-aged youth interested in spoken word poetry and who want to speak out to help make our community and world better places to live
to a spoken word poetry workshop.
Youth will have the opportunity to create new poems, refine their writing, practice performance of their work and receive mentoring and constructive feedback from at least four spoken word poets and other youth.
Join us to see creative short films made by KC area youth expressing the ways they think we should spend our federal budget to help our community.
KC area youth will speak out in a series of short films submitted to the national youth If I Had A Trillion Dollars film festival. Come see their hopes and dreams for a federal budget that will help produce a more positive future.
We invite you to learn more about AFSC work in Kansas City, which is building and strengthening a movement for social change.
We are inspired by the youth who participate in the If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth film project, the If I Could Change the World spoken word project and the summer Social Change Institute. Each year we also have college-aged peace interns who do a phenomenal job learning about peace and justice issues and ways to engage and empower high school-aged youth.
After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their terrible toll of death and destruction, we are fighting again in the Middle East. But growing numbers of Americans are debating the values and goals of U.S. foreign policy, with its heavy reliance on military intervention. Why has it been so unsuccessful? What is the appropriate role for our nation in today’s world? How does our investment in a gigantic, costly military establishment affect our foreign policy decisions?
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.
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.