Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie calls for peace at Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration

Large crowd convenes at Japanese Bell, recalls Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 22 organizations sponsor event

DES MOINES -- (Catholic Peace Ministry) A crowd of 100 assembled at the Japanese Bell on the Iowa State Capitol grounds Tuesday evening, August 9, 2011 to observe the 66th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The theme this year was "From Hiroshima to Fukashima: The Nuclear Fallout."

Everyone Deserves Justice and Peace

Everyone deserves justice and peace!” This was the sentiment of youth from the Learning Club Leadership Academy, a neighborhood teen youth program serving inner-city youth surrounding Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas. The group’s members participated in the American Friends Service Committee’s Reflections on Afghanistan Mural project, which is teaching area youth about the Afghan people, the Afghan war and the impact the war has had on people there, on U.S. soldiers and on the United States.

Budget Priorities Letter to Congress

Letter sent to Senators and Congresspersons calling for funding of: jobs; education; healthcare; and housing and nighborhoods; and cuts to: war and the military; corporate welfare; and tax cuts for the rich.

Budget Priorities In KC Different Than Those in D.C.

AFSC staff and volunteers staffed a table at the Bridging the Gap Summit / back to school fair to enable people to speak out about federal budget priorities. The July 30 event sponsored by The Concerned Clergy Coalition of KC, Hickman Mills School District and All Christians Together Serving provided free health screenings, free food and clothing, entertainment, youth games and community vendors.

Peace truck in Guatemala

AFSC's Peace Truck in Guatemala travels around the city to provide urban youth with a "safe space" to receive counseling and learn conflict resolution skills.

Peace in Asia and the Pacific: Alternatives to Asia-Pacific Militarization

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 7:00pm - Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Peace Asia Conference - Alpha Flyer 2

Peace in Asia and the Pacific Conference Flyer

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Initiated by the American Friends Service Committee and the American University Nuclear Policy Institute

To register and for additional information:

The current conference agenda can be viewed here.
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AFSC in Mexico City

Bringing youth and police together in three poor Mexico City neighborhoods to forge urban peace is a challenge. But AFSC has embraced that challenge along with our partner AlianzaCivica. In February 2011 AFSC’s Debka Colson visited Mexico City to see first-hand how our work there is changing those neighborhoods.

Lend Us Your Hands for Peace Submission Form

Form to be completed and submitted with Lend Us Your Hands for Peace Pictures

KC Patriots Picnic 2011

Invitation to KC AFSC's Patriots Picnic, July 4, 2011

Join us for wonderful picnic fare, good company and support AFSC's work for peace and justice.

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 offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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