Peace Building

The Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Goal reflects AFSC’s commitment to the Quaker Peace Testimony. Its intention is to encourage the use of non-violent and diplomatic means to resolve conflicts between nation states, to address the growing tide of militarism and seek alternatively peaceful pathways toward security, and to assist local communities in affirming a “culture of peace” in order to transform their values and behaviors so that they reject violence. The work associated with this Goal includes, among other things, advocating for a reduction in military spending and for an increase in funds for human needs, promotion of holistic and restorative approaches to building peace at the policy level, and helping more youth find and choose ways to not participate in militarism.

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  • The American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project are excited to offer young people a chance to lift their voice by submitting a video to the If I Had a...
  • Help us Move the Money away from war and back into our communities. AFSC has joined with the New Priorities Network to encourage Congress to support human needs at home...
  • The last week of violence, bombings, and death in Gaza, make clear that we must redouble our existing efforts to organize effective campaigns against those who profit from...

Upcoming Events

Resources for download

  • Somalia - Humanitarian Response
  • Friends Peace Garden
  • Area Office of the Carolinas Past Events
  • AFSC's Guide to Civil Disobedience

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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