The American Friends Service Committee mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, whose passing today is a time for reflection on the astonishing transformation he spearheaded in South Africa and the inspiring leadership he provided after apartheid fell.
A symbol of global peacemaking, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 along with South African President F.W. de Klerk.
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
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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.