Community protest outside Gov. Patrick's Secure Communities forum in Chelsea, MA.
AFSC, its partners and other advocates commend Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for refusing to sign a state-wide agreement with the federal government to participate in a flawed, anti-immigrant federal program that has been denounced by the immigrant rights movement and resisted strongly by governors, state and local elected officials and law-enforcement representatives nationwide.
A celebration of the hospitality and welcoming of the stranger found in the original posada story, where Mary and Joseph search for shelter in Bethlehem. This year’s central theme, “Do Not Be Afraid,” is a statement that reaffirms a commitment to stand in solidarity with migrant families who have been separated by unjust immigration laws.
Immigrant Community - Police dialogue, Plainfield, NJ
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 office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.