Anna Cox Brinton, a Quaker and classics scholar, helped feed children after WWII and went on to serve on AFSC boards and committees for most of her adult life.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to and offer a brief picture of a few AFSC staff and advisors whose courage, strength, and wisdom helped foster peace and social justice throughout the world.
"Swords into Ploughshares," written by Mary Hoxie Jones, was the first comprehensive history of AFSC's work and values. Mary was instrumental in ensuring the safe preservation of the organization's rich history.
Alice Resch and Mary Elmes risked their lives to evacuate children from Nazi-occupied France to the United States. Their correspondence illustrates both women's steadfast commitment to the safety of dozens of children threatened with internment.
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 office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.