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Indiana Partners in Peace Work

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

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

Cost of War Exhibit at Loyola College

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:

Northampton, MA

Western Mass demonstration

On the 7th anniversary of the US war on Iraq, people of Western MA came together for a vigil, march, and rally on the steps of City Hall.

Photo: AFSC / Marty Nathan

AFSC's Western Massachusetts program, founded in 1968, focuses on nonviolence training, study courses and dialogues on economic justice, campaigns against U.S. military intervention, and education and action to combat racism, classism, and homophobia.

Western Massachusetts faces problems of growing economic disparity, an increased tendency to scapegoat the poor and other marginalized social groups, a deterioration in public trust in local, state and federal government, along with increased efforts to militarize our economy and our communities.

AFSC seeks to empower communities to confront these problems and find lasting solutions which increase peace and build unity. We use education and community dialogue to make the broader connections between militarism, economic disparity, and violence. We actively promote ways that people can break the cycle of violence which fosters these connections.

Learn more on the Western Massachusetts Program web site.

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