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.
On Saturday, February 19th, at 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA (Old Venice Jail), SPARC’s historic headquarters since 1977, SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibitsponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence.
FLUSHING, NY: Civilian casualties are commemorated in Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a traveling exhibition coming to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum for the second stop on its cross-country tour. The show features fifty 4’ x 6’ panels on parachute fabric made by an international group of artists, including participants from Queens College. The exhibition also introduces images collected by Dr.
The American Friends Service Committee (Kansas City, MO) has recently issued a “Report Card on Performance and Progress for the U.S. War in Afghanistan.” As with all report cards, to be meaningful, this report card must offer comments that provide details of how things are going. It must offer practical suggestions for improvement, when improvement is necessary. The AFSC report card does an excellent job, in my opinion, of providing important details and of offering sensible, practical recommendations for improvement.
More than 200 pairs of boots belonging to Illinois soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq will be onstage as part of Harper College’s fall production of “Bury the Dead,” a play offering perspectives from major U.S. military conflicts dating to World War I.
The production, which opens a day after Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 12 tells the story of six dead soldiers who rise from the grave, asking to rejoin the living.
Today, on the 9th anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, we began to receive reports of banners carrying messages of resistance against the seemingly endless war and occupation being dropping in prominent spots around the city. Many of the banners where made during a series of art parties that we hosted to help promote a day to defend public education in Georgia.
While the AFSC does not encourage the illegal dropping of banners we also do not condemn it.
International Days of Action to End the Militarization of Afghanistan
Thursday, October 7, the 9th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, will be marked internationally and in Raleigh and Greensboro North Carolina by a call for an end to the militarization of that country.
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.