AFSC works with communities worldwide to challenge injustice and build conditions for lasting peace. We are steadfast in our commitment to nonviolence and our belief in the transformative power of love to overcome conflict and oppression.
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67 Sueños is a leadership development program for migrant Latinx youth ages 14-18. The program includes political education, trauma healing, and ARTivism. Youth gain skills in community organizing and connect with local social justice movements.
In Kenya, AFSC works to promote a culture of peace among youth and the communities in which they live. We also work with grassroots leaders to enhance effective community and national-level engagement around issues of peace.
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The Michigan Criminal Justice Program works directly with people imprisoned in Michigan to advocate for and with them, with the long-term goal of prison de-population.
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Global south leaders—from the grassroots, civil society, and government—come together to learn, exchange ideas, and collectively solve problems through AFSC’s Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP).
The Economic Activism program aims to expose, isolate, and reduce corporate complicity in state violence. We especially focus on corporations involved in incarceration and immigrant detention, the Israeli occupation, and the border industries.
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AFSC’s Project Voice Immigrant Rights Program advances the human rights of immigrants through alliance-building, documentation, and policy impact.
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The Peace with Social Justice program works with communities in Guatemala and El Salvador to dismantle systems of oppression (colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy).
Standing with those most impacted by injustice, we work on some of the most urgent issues of our time. We use an intersectional approach to build peace and transform systems of oppression.
Peaceful ends can only be achieved through peaceful means. AFSC works for a future free of militarism and violence.
It’s time to end our reliance on criminalization and retribution in the U.S. We must adopt transformative alternatives rooted in healing and human dignity.
AFSC works for a world where all people have the power to determine where they live and the opportunity to thrive.
Economies should work for all people and our planet. They should also promote thriving communities. AFSC challenges growing inequality and the corporate abuse of human rights.
Communities in the U.S. and around the globe are working for a more just, peaceful future for all. See how you can make a difference.
AFSC was founded in 1917 to create alternatives to military service during World War I. Throughout our history, we have stood with communities around the globe taking bold action to overcome injustice and build peace.