Peace Building

Racial Justice through human Rights: First session - Creating a Culture of Peace

 Creating a Culture of Peace

 Over the weekend of October 22-23rd thirteen youth grades 10 through 12 came together at the Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House to explore issues of violence, nonviolence, social change movements and community. We used the Creating a Culture of Peace curriculum, which was developed by Janet Chisholm while at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, that uses popular education to explore these concepts.

RJTHR discussion on violence

Youth at Pittsburgh's Racial Justice Through Human Rights Group discussing violence and nonviolence

RJTHR - ideal community

Youth in Pittsburgh's Racial Justice Through Human Rights program designing their ideal community

Huffington Post Blog: A Nuclear-Free World Awaits Action by Obama, Senate

A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds photo of her family - 1945

A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds photo of her family - 1945

Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds picture of her 1945 family

Humans and nuclear weapons cannot co-exist.

This start judgment begins an opinion article by the AFSC's Shan Cretin and Joseph Gerson on the urgency for action by President Obama and the U.S. Senate, on the occasion of the 11th Annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit next month in Hiroshima Japan. 

All ages talk peace in Kansas City

By Ira Harritt

I recently had the pleasure of making presentations to two very different groups, but both experiences were very heartening.

One group was made up of retired clergy, who had many years of preaching under their belts. I shared thoughts and hopes for peace. I discussed a quote from Antoine de Saint Exupéry, author of the The Little Prince, who once wrote “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

Youth and economic cost of war

youth for peace, economic cost of war

Group of youth using a penny count to explore the economic cost of war.

Strong Feisty Woman Award Banquet

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 5:30pm

 WILPF will honor two wonderful women:

Maggie Rawlands, active in Des Moines WILPF since the 1960s and a leader on causes like disarmament, small weapons treaty, anti-nuclear weapons, and challenging corporate power.  Maggie is delighted with the featured speaker we will have at the meeting, David Cobb from National Move To Amend.  More on David later.

NBC Action News: KC activists hold rally on 9th anniversary of War in Afghanistan

On the ninth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, Kansas City MO activists issued their report card on the war. The AFSC's Ira Harritt weighs  in.

Concord NH Monitor: Martin Luther King associate to speak at AFSC dinner

VINCENT HARDING, a friend, associate and sometime speech-writer for Martin Luther King Jr., will be the guest at a dinner Friday in Concord to benefit the American Friends Service Committee.

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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

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