"Energy and Environment: Earth in Our Hands" is the theme of the 2015 All New Hampshire Gathering of Friends. Steve Chase, founder of the Antioch University Program on Social Justice and Sustainability will speak on "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Answering the Kabarak Call." Discussion groups will give attention to local and national public policy issues, nonviolent action, divestment, and talking about energy issues with children. Lunch is potluck.
Suggested donation to cover expenses: $5 per person, $10 per family.
Summer interns from both the Immigrant Rights and Healing JusticePrograms shared moving stories of the work they had done with AFSC.
AFSC invites Quaker congregations everywhere to join in the effort to help transform the U.S. criminal justice system from one focused on crime and punishment to one focused on moving from harm to healing. Quaker meetings and churches are encouraged to learn more about issues of mass incarceration, engage their local communities in the issue, establish relationships with those directly affected, and advocate for just policy.
Quakers chat at a break at the AFSC Corporation Meeting
AFSC's Meeting/Church Liaison Program works to increase collaboration between AFSC and Quaker meetings/churches. By engaging with Friends and providing resources for spiritually-grounded social justice work, the program seeks to support a movement of Friends working for lasting peace with justice.
Presentation to members of New Garden Friends Meeting.
AFSC members and other volunteers took part in an Occupy Greensboro presentation last week at New Garden Friends Meeting. The presentation focused upon the history of the Occupy Together movement and other grassroots movements across the globe, motivations for participation in the movement, and non-violent influences.
The AFSC-Africa program was excited to host Arlene Kelly, Clerk of the Board of AFSC for 10 days. Her visit included time with the AFSC staff and partners in five countries and community members in areas where AFSC works.
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.