Politics

Responding to Violence against Those in Public Life

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization committed to overcoming violence in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, is deeply saddened by the violence of January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, when an attempt to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords brought death and injury to so many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of the shooting, as well as their families and friends who are now mourning the deceased and anxiously awaiting the recovery of the injured.   As Friends say, we are holding them in the Light.

Keeping Politics Out of Iowa’s Courts

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 11:45am

Crossroads: A Project about Civility

A monthly gathering of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa.  An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and gather with progressive people of faith and goodwill.

From the Eagle Square Deli to the United Nations

My Turn

By Arnie Alpert / For the Concord Monitor

April 26th, 2010

When Kurt Ehrenberg phoned to say Barack Obama would pay a lunchtime visit to the Eagle Square Deli, Martha Yager, Erin Placey and I hustled right over for some lunch and politics, New Hampshire-style.

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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