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Indonesian youth celebrate diversity with Peace Torch

Peace Torch

peace torch

Youth from different faiths, together lift the peace torch and wish for peace in Archipelago.

For 15 years, Protestant Church leaders in Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia have organized an Easter Parade the day after Easter Sunday.   The parade which includes floats, singing and dancing, has become both a local celebration and a tourist attraction.  Thanks to the energetic and creative organizing of young people, this year’s parade was unique.

We love pluralism

Youth demostration in Indonesia supporting pluralism.

A demostration for pluralism in Indonesia, organized by the youth of the workshop.

Pittsburgh Human Rights Proclamation Ceramony

Youth celebrating after proclamation ceramony.

One of the youth celebrating after the proclamation ceramony.  Her sign reads: "Your human rights are protected by law."

Pittsburgh Human Rights Proclamation Ceremony

One of the youth celebrating on the steps of City Hall after the proclamation cermony.

YEtCR Training Offerings

Open the attached documents to see details on trainings offered by the Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program. We are willing to come to your school or community to help increase the peace.

Sharing Our Voices, Sharing Our Love in Boulder

By Gabriela Flora, Regional Project Voice Organizer, AFSC Colorado

This spring, AFSC was invited to show some of our digital stories from “Borders Lifted, Voices Raised” and provide background information on immigration issues to parents at a bilingual middle school in Boulder. The bilingual school has confronted racist threats to students recently.  The invitation to AFSC was part of a parent and administrative effort to raise consciousness about immigration issues.

Campus Organizing Conference: Motivation for Action

by Sarah El Neweihi

When I first heard about the Campus Organizing Conference, I must admit I was a bit skeptical.  I have attended numerous conferences related to working for peace and justice in Palestine/Israel, and, while enjoyable, I never felt that I learned anything from the conferences that could be applied in a practical manner.  Happily, this was not the case at the Campus Organizing Conference held by the American Friends Service Committee on March 5th in Washington, DC. 

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