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Students discussing human rights

Students discussing human rights

Students discussing human right

AFSC Peace Fellowship for College Students

FALL 2010 - SPRING 2011

Fellowship Description:

Indiana Partners in Peace Work

Indiana Partners in Peace

Congressman Andre Carson reads the names of fallen Hoosier soldiers

Congressman Andre Carson reads the names of fallen Hoosier soldiers at Indianapolis’ Monument Circle, April 2008.

 

AFSC Indiana works with peace, faith and labor groups around the state, including:

Indiana Peace and Justice Network www.network4peace.org

Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center www.indypeaceandjustice.org

Greater Indianapolis for Change www.greaterindianapolisforchange.org

Midwest Peace and Justice www.mpjs.org

Somalia Peace Program - Capacity Building

Capacity building  for  civil  society organizations

In our attempt to build strong partnership with local organizations working along the Kenya and Somalia border and in South and Central Somalia, a capacity building training for eight (8) organizations on project/ financial management and leadership/ good governance was held.

The workshop was attended by 20 participants.

South East New England Program Background

About our work:

AFSC-SENE works on two main themes, which are interwoven: Peacebuilding and Community Justice. 

Pushing for peace in Palestine and Afghanistan

In November, AFSC Iowa organized a statewide speaking tour for Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian pacifist whose “Tent of Nations” group nonviolently struggles for land rights for Palestinians. AFSC’s “Organize the Hope” fellows at Central College in Pella used the Nassar tour as their kick-off event to engage students in their campus organizing efforts. The room overflowed with students and community members.

What is HIPP?

History

The Help Increase the Peace (HIP) program was developed by the American Friends Service Committee staff in Syracuse, New York, in 1991 as a youth-oriented program to address the epidemic of violence in schools. HIP is based on the conviction that nonviolence and participation in our communities can better each of us and our world.

Workshops focus on three themes: options to violence; dealing with racism, prejudices, and our differences; and the belief that we can each participate in our communities to bring about positive social change.

Baltimore College Peace Network

The Baltimore College Peace Network is a network of faculty and students from colleges and universities in the Greater Baltimore area. The Baltimore Urban Peace Program of the American Friends Service Committee coordinates the Network.

The Baltimore College Peace Network works in three areas:

  • Peace Studies
  • Service Learning
  • Reflective Activism

 The Baltimore College Peace Network will:

Bay Area Peacebuilding Program

Hiroshima At 65 Postcard

Postcard with Hiroshima scene

Postcard marking 65 years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- 65 years of misspent trillions, contaminated air, land, and water, stockpiled thousands of warheads.

AFSC provides support and leadership to strengthen and broaden a peace movement that bridges many issues and engages many communities. The Bay Area Peace Building Program works with peace organizations and local communities to organize nonviolence programs for youth, interfaith dinners for women and religious leaders, speaking events, public actions, and popular education programs that include music and art to engage youth more effectively.

We are also proud to support the nationwide "afghans for Afghans" knitters' campaign.

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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