Building Peace in Communities

Peacebuilding in Somalia: an alternative to violence

Celestin Nkundabemera is the Program Director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Somalia, assisting the country's peace-building efforts. The organization's work in Somalia touches on many key concepts: development, human rights, community safety, conflict prevention and mediation, to name a few. In real life it has meant going to communities ravaged by 20 years of war and rebuilding their capacity for peace.

4th Annual King Peace Program an Inspiring Success

The Peace Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at The King Center’s Freedom Hall

American Friends Service Committee's 4th Annual program had an exciting change of venue this year, the King Center. The evening opened with a reception and social justice marketplace, which featured the work of AFSC and our partners.  The social justice marketplace is an opportunity for those attending the program to learn about the diversity of organizations working for peace and justice, and offers an opportunity for them to get involved.

WVA history comes to life in Logan County play

West Virginia native J.R. Clifford will be the subject of a new play presented this month at Southern West Virginia Community Technical College at 6 p.m.on Feb. 17

Clifford, who was born in 1848 and passed away in 1933 was a colorful figure in any age. A West Virginia native and a Civil War era veteran he was also a prominent journalist and newspaper publisher and is noted as West Virginia’s first African-American attorney.

Dionne Bartley, Director of the Appalachian Center for Equality, an AFSC program, discussed J.R. Clifford's legacy.

How to Invest in the Economy, Create Jobs and Not Raise the Debt

President Obama presented worthy economic goals during his State of the Union address of investing in our physical and social infrastructure and increasing employment. Absent was any specific plan of how to achieve these ends without further increasing the national debt.

We have a specific plan President Obama. Take public control of our money system. The AFSC's Greg Coleridge weighs in.

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Dorchester MA Reporter.com: Interfaith Breakfast in Observance of Survivors of Homicide Victims Month

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 8:30am

Join the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for an Interfaith Discussion and Dialogue Breakfast in Observance of Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month, November 20-December 20.

Relief Web: Handover of Mozambique program celebrated

On 18 September 2010 Arlene Kelly, AFSC Board clerk officially handed over the AFSC's Mozambique Integrated Rural Development Program (MIRDP) to OCODEMA (Manica Community Development Organisation) in a public function held in Manica town. The handover was attended by Dereje Wordofa, AFSC Africa Regional Director, community members, government officials, NGOs and local media. The event marked the culmination of a weeklong series of celebrations that took place in AFSC's partnering communities.

Prayer Walk for Peace

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:45am

Stop the Violence: Prayer Walk for Peace at Grays Lake

Women’s Missionary Societies of St. Paul AME and Bethel AME churches host this community-wide event. Join us at the Overlook Terrace at Grays Lake to pray for peace and restoration of hope to our community.

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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