Our world views, as well as opportunities that are available, depend on our background. Definitions of peace, education and equality change according to the experiences of those defining the words. One factor that affects the way we live and relate to each other is race. Although it is not always a primary focus, the American Friends Service
Committee’s commitment to the dignity and worth of each person frequently fosters work on the complicated issues of racism and inequity.
AFSC has joined the call for A Million Minutes for Peace and will pause for a minute on September 21st at 12:00 noon to honor the U.N. International Day of Peace. A Million Minutes for Peace is a campaign of the Odyssey Network and it will be joined by many other faith-based organizations from around the world.
Join us for a Peace Crawl on Saturday, October 16 from 1:30 to 4:30pm in the Kansas City Crossroads. Choose from six workshop/discussions exploring issues of peace and justice and the arts at three Crossroads locations.
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.