The Mannar coastline has eroded significantly over the past 10 years, causing the historic first British Governor’s mansion (pictured) to fall into the sea.
Climate change is not just a scientific issue or an economic issue—it is an ethical issue. So for religious leaders, guiding people on how to live their lives in ways that recognize the impacts of human behavior on the climate is critical—especially in Southeast and South Asia, where evidence of climate change is all too visible.
Youth light the peace torch at the Indonesia Yogyakarta Peace Torch Initiation.
Indonesia is one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse democracies. As part of AFSC’s continuing work to support education and peace building in Indonesia, AFSC’s Youth for Peace program is using cultural performances, art, tutoring, discussions and direct activism by youth and for youth to build peace and community.
“With young people as the drivers, we help youth around the country mobilize to celebrate and protect Indonesia’s heritage of diversity and tolerance,” says Jiway Tung, who directs AFSC’s Indonesia office.
Apeman is a Festival for people from different backgrounds to gather and get involved in the activities. This traditional event is forum for diversity that preserve inter-group harmony in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Arts festival for people from various backgrounds and faiths to gather and get involved in activities.
AFSC in Indonesia works with event organizers as part of its continuing work to educate and support peace building through diversity and the arts.
A message from Wasif Qureshi, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Islamic Center of Greensboro:
This is a call to people of all races, cultures and religions. We need you. At precisely 5 pm on September 20th, a rally will start in front of the Melvin Municipal Office Building in downtown Greensboro. The number of people in support of keeping the White Street Landfill closed is massive and will be showcased at this rally.
All are welcome to attend a greater Des Moines Interfaith Service commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the September 11.
The theme of the service is “Common Ground” and will highlight a contribution from each faith community.
The collaborative partners include the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Des Moines Ecumenical Peace Committee and the American Friends Service Committee as well as faith leaders from Islamic, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Sikh, Buddhist, and other faith communities.
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.