What if we worked together to eliminate poverty and injustice, to establish a new vision of shared security in the world? At AFSC, we're working to make that vision a reality. Read the 2013 Annual Report to find out more.
How much could change if we worked together to establish a new vision of shared security in the world and in all our lives? Read our 2013 Annual Report to see how we're working to make that vision a reality.
In 2010, AFSC transitioned to new leadership as Shan Cretin became our new General Secretary. As always, the work moved forward and, sustained by our extended family of supporters, we celebrated the accomplishments in the community worldwide. The optimistic outcomes that this Annual Report highlights are examples of AFSC’s commitment to effective, efficient Quaker peace building, one community at a time.
The 2001 Annual Report reflects on the impact that the September 11, 2001 attacks had on United States, AFSC, and our work around the world. At the same time to highlights work around the world that had started before the attacks and continued afterwards.
2009 was tumultuous for the world at large and for AFSC. Our 2009 annual report, Building Peace by Fostering Justice, describes how we came through the year – continuing to work in partnership with people of good will, seeking to build a more just and peaceful world while meeting significant financial challenges. The repor
The year 2008 was pivotal for the American Friends Service Committee in many ways. The growing unrest with the cost of the war in Iraq (both in dollars and in precious lives) led millions to the pro-peace movement, inspiring a change in leadership in the United States, as well as lifting up AFSC’s fundamental message:
I reached for last year’s Annual Report before I sat down to write to you – and then for the year before that one. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by Annual Reports and year-end figures stretching back for decades – a wealthy history of the quest for peace, a recitation of just what is possible when like-minded people refuse to allow the world to be defined by violence.
This year I felt the presence of grace grow stronger in my life, in my country, across my world. In a time of sorrow for too many, I still felt hope.
This may seem surprising, given that the war in Iraq entered its third tragic year. That’s a milestone that sobers us all. A tsunami of staggering power devastated life in communities bordering the Indian Ocean. Hurricane Katrina brought physical and emotional devastation to our brothers and sisters in the Gulf states.
Dear Friend, As it has since its founding in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee faced a year of challenges and successes in 2004. While saddened by the continuing violence and death in Iraq, we were strengthened by the remarkable and moving response to our traveling memorial, Eyes Wide Open.
Dear Friend, The American Friends Service Committee experienced another landmark year in 2003. The philosophy we’ve lived by became the engine for a nationwide movement: Peace is precious—war is never acceptable. Across the United States and around the world, concerned people joined us in expressing concern and outrage at our government’s headlong rush to violence.
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
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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.