Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google Plus Share to Google Plus Share by Email

Students from Iowa Join March for Peace

Cody Ryan, Sean Bremhorst, Serena Fath, Karina Foster-Middleton, and Jeffrey J. Weiss Representing Students Beyond War and the Catholic Peace Ministry joined thousands of people on the streets of Chicago, Saturday, October 16 to call for an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and to encourage spending for health care and education instead!

We also were joined by close to 30 Iowans, including AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator Kathleen McQuillen, and have to thank AFSC and the  Catholic Peace Ministry for helping to fund this initiative.

Iowa students in Chicago Oct 2010

Students from Iowa join thousands of other marchers for peace at an October rall

Students from Iowa join thousands of other marchers for peace at an October rally in Chicago.

Peace Table at Mendenhall Middle School

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:45am

AFSC Volunteers will set up peace tables on a monthly basis at local high schools and middle schools during lunch. Each month, there is a different theme that centered on nonviolence and conflict resolution; these themes are also relevant to issues concerning students.

Discussion of restorative justice

Recorded Tuesday October 26, 2010, this forum look at the principles of restorative justice practice and heard from people in Philadelphia who are engaged in, and have lived through, the process.

Racial Justice through human Rights: First session - Creating a Culture of Peace

 Creating a Culture of Peace

 Over the weekend of October 22-23rd thirteen youth grades 10 through 12 came together at the Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House to explore issues of violence, nonviolence, social change movements and community. We used the Creating a Culture of Peace curriculum, which was developed by Janet Chisholm while at the Fellowship of Reconciliation, that uses popular education to explore these concepts.

RJTHR - ideal community

Youth in Pittsburgh's Racial Justice Through Human Rights program designing their ideal community

Youth build community to combat the chaos

The summer of 2010, the Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program expanded its conflict resolution and mediation training to middle school students at the Higher Achievement Program’s 6 week summer learning program.  Mediation helped resolve conflicts not only between scholars, but between scholars and staff.  In 7/8 of the mediations, the situation was resolved.  None of the disputants needed further mediation.  


Students notch another win over militarism in CA

san fran youth at school board

Student speaks at the Oakland School Board meeting

Student speaks at the Oakland School Board meeting where the first JAMSRS resolution was adopted.

California youth win again over militarism.

News Source: 

One page information on Racial Justice through Human Rights project for youth

One page description of Pittsburgh Racial Justice Through Human Rights Project.

Parental consent form

Parental Consent document for youth program

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.

Get AFSC's newsletter

AFSC Online