Peace and security can never be achieved through violence. AFSC advocates for economic and social systems grounded in nonviolence, building recognition that reallocating resources from militaries to peaceful endeavors will increase security worldwide.
U.S. immigration policy should protect human rights—for everyone. AFSC directly supports immigrant and refugee communities across the U.S. while advocating in Washington, D.C., for humane policy reform.
The incarceration rate in the U.S. is the highest in the world, with over 2.4 million people currently behind bars. AFSC works to end mass incarceration, improve conditions, stop privatization, and promote a reconciliation and healing approach to criminal justice issues.
Billions of dollars are spent annually on militarism and corporate tax breaks while families and communities across the U.S. experience cuts to essential services like education, housing, healthcare, and worker protections.
Racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, ageism, religious discrimination, and colonialism are all barriers to building a just and peaceful world. AFSC works with communities in the U.S. and across the globe to foster diversity, inclusion, and equality.
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. Read More