Memorial Day has come and gone, with the usual parades and patriotic speeches that many of us find so uncomfortable. Over the weekend, the children at Worcester Friends Meeting had a retreat and considered a query about how Quakers observe Memorial Day. The adults also reflected on the query, bringing into the room the profound human cost of war and the ways war is glamorized by the holiday. For some of us it is a deeply personal experience - the hole in our hearts at the loss of a comrade or family member, the scars one carries from the time of military service, the scars
WINDOWS AND MIRRORS: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan
is a traveling exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality. The 28 panels created by international and US artists and 20 drawings by Afghan students help us imagine the experience of Afghan civilians – from death and destruction to hopes for peace. www.windowsandmirrors.org
On October 18 at 9:00am there will be a rally and press conference proceeding the Pittsburgh City Council hearing on our resolution to bring the troops home and fund human needs. This event is being organized by the Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee and sponsored by a number of local organizations including the American Friends Service Committee's PA Program.
Preview of new five-part "Women, War and Peace" series on PBS, five consecutive Tuesday evenings -- October 11, 18, 25, November 1 and 8 -- check local listings.
In "Peace Unveiled," the October 25 segment, three Aghani women risk their lives advocating for women's voices to be heard in deciding their country's future. See it first at this free community screening on Tuesday, September 27, at the San Francisco Main Public Library Koret Auditorium.
A Town Hall Forum on the Economy and Military Spending with William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation and Jo Comerford, Executive Director, National Priorities Project
2:00pm, Sunday, May 1 Garrett Seminary Chapel, Free
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.