Wage Peace is AFSC’s initiative to shift policy and resources to reflect greater commitment to shared security principles.
Wage Peace uses creative and visual grassroots education and organizing to develop new constituencies for the intersection of peace and justice work, as we work toward a broadened and diversified movement of people who will support policies that challenge militarism and support the growth and well-being of communities with their policymakers at all levels.
Get email updates
Help AFSC advocate for a shift in federal resources and policies—away from militarism and toward shared security.
Actions and events -
Work in communities-
AFSC’s peace-building programs work locally as part of Wage Peace to coordinate education and advocacy to change federal budget priorities, to highlight human and economic costs of war, to learn from the legacies of war, and to prevent war.
Military spending accounts for 57 percent of the U.S. discretionary federal budget. A culture of militarism, U.S.-led military interventions across the globe, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had untold human and financial costs, depleting U.S. resources for human needs.
U.S. use of drones for surveillance and military attacks is on the rise, both domestically and abroad.
Militarism and war do not keep us safe. The U.S. needs a more ethical, effective, and less costly foreign policy to address today’s interdependent world.