After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their terrible toll of death and destruction, we are fighting again in the Middle East. But growing numbers of Americans are debating the values and goals of U.S. foreign policy, with its heavy reliance on military intervention. Why has it been so unsuccessful? What is the appropriate role for our nation in today’s world? How does our investment in a gigantic, costly military establishment affect our foreign policy decisions?
AFSC staff walking between beds of rice seedlings at an AFSC partner farm north of Pyongyang, North Korea.
Examples of positive alternatives to war and violence abound in AFSC’s work, but showing policymakers the effectiveness of a “common good” approach to foreign policy is a challenge. A new collaboration between AFSC and FCNL hopes to change that.
What would a just foreign policy look like? In this keynote address to Nebraskans for Peace, Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, explains why human rights at home and around the world must be our base.
Please join us for an informal meeting with international visitors from Egypt, Hong Kong, Nepal, and the Palestinian Territories. They are in Des Moines with the Iowa Council on International Understanding under a state department study program. Their focus is on US Foreign and Human Rights Policies
For more info, contact Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC - Iowa Program Coordinator, 515-274-4851, ext: 22.
Reception with speakers: 8:30-10 $50 Suggested Contribution
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
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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.