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Youth lift up their voices in St. Louis peace summit

Students say it’s time to listen to young people’s ideas about stopping violence  at the first Urban Peace Summit in St. Louis.

Northwest Academy student letter 10-31-13

Students at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis wrote this open letter expressing their hopes for a Peace Summit held November 8, 2013.

Alternatives to Violence Course

Lion and Lamb

The lion and the lamb is the artwork used for the honorary pin which was given to graduates of the Alternatives to Violence course.

Developing leaders for peace, justice, and nonviolence.

John Looney, 1916-2005

"Stop the Killing" Poetry Performance at Poetry for Peace Night

A 12 year old student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy performing" Stop the Killing" at AFSC New Orlean's Poetry for Peace night.

Peace by Piece Nonviolence Training

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Peace by Piece Nonviolece Youth Committee trains detention students at SciTech Academy in nonviolence techniques.

"Read the Book" Youth Poetry Performance at Poetry for Peace night

A five year old student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans performing "Read the Book" at AFSC New Orlean's Poetry for Peace night.

Alternative Jobs & Resources Fair

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Alternative Jobs and Resources Fair is a one day event, where you can find information on resources available to youth and families in New Orleans.  Thinking about a job with a social change group?, always dreamed of a non-traditional job?, haven’t decided what fields of work you want to explore?, or need information about training programs?   Come hear speakers, watch performances designed to entertain and teach, visit the resource tables, attend a workshops on job skills, get information about work and job opportunities.

Stop the Killing and Give it a Rest!

“Why do you like to see someone you love laying there lifeless?,” is one of the many questions that a sixth grade student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy(BCAA) in New Orleans asks her peers during her poem “Stop the Killing and Give it a Rest.”   Around sixteen other students also performed poems like this to an audience of about 63 of their peers during the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) New Orleans’ Poetry for Peace night held in partnership with City Year New Orleans on Feb. 24, 2011.

“Skating for Peace” with Peace by Piece Nonviolence Youth Group

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 9:00pm - Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 12:00am

members of AFSC's Peace by Piece Team

Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Members of AFSC's New Orleans Project's Peace by Piece Team

Join the memebers of the New Orleans Project's "Peace by Piece" Team to have some fun and raise money to support their school and community work.

members of AFSC's Peace by Piece Team

Peace by Piece violence reduction training

Members of AFSC's New Orleans Project's Peace by Piece Team

Who we are

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.

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