Jorge Laffitte and Carmen Ortiz of American Friends Service Committee
American Friends Service Committee's (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.
This report sumarizes the outcome of a Dialogue and Exchange Program held in conjuction with the Urban Social Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2010. This meeting provided participants with opportunities for direct contact and networking with practitioners and researchers on urban peace and/or citizen security from other continents like Africa, Asia, Europe and USA.
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:
The Baltimore Urban Peace Program is the key organizer of a new effort to respond to violence in the Govans Community. There has been an upsurge in violence in the Govans neighborhood of Baltimore where the AFSC-MAR office is located. In early September, a young man was killed on the street in front of the AFSC office. Two bullets hit our building.
AFSC's programs in the Latin America and Caribbean Region focus on issues of urban peace and community security.
The regional office in Guatemala provides monitoring and support to the programs. Our staff also collaborates with other AFSC programs on public information and educational activities in the United States.
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.