Have you ever wondered how or if our Federal Budget could be a tool to move our nation to a prosperous, peaceful and just future?
Forum panelists will identify ways the budget can be used to redirect our resources away from war and destruction to improved quality of life, investment in job creation and correcting the increasing disparity of income and wealth.
Reflections from Park University AFSC Campus Peace Intern, Matthew Burton
The Peace Education Club, or Peace Club as it is more commonly known, accomplished many things. Together as a unit of collective peace to themselves and the student body, the group succeeded to stay present in light of a not so peaceful culture. Bringing themselves and the Park University student body together in intellectually changeling way became the motto for the Peace Club.
I was met with open arms and open minds. It has been an honor to have been given the opportunity to be a part of your community. I have always desired to be a change agent, and I have truly seen this here at AFSC. The dedication to the values and belief of social justice is very evident here; represented by passion and desire to bring light into dark situations.
Mothers Day was first proclaimed by Julia Ward Howe as a day to promote peace. This vigil will include a reading of Howe's original "Mothers Day Proclamation for Peace." Please bring signs calling for peace. Sponosred by Seacoast Peace Response, AFSC-NH, Seacoast Alliance for Democracy, UNH Peace & Justice League, Outreach Associates of South Church, and The FUUSE Social Justice Committee of Exeter.
The intern will be based on the student’s university or college campus and consist of organize peace education and advocacy campaigns on their campus. This internship will run from September 2011 through May 2012.
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.