Quaker Action Fall 2013

Training program in North Galkayo, Somalia

<p>In Somalia, Zacaria Said Ali Abdirahman,&nbsp;15, learns about electrical&nbsp;installation.</p>

In Somalia, Zacaria Said Ali Abdirahman, 15, learns about electrical installation.


There is no “them”

The U.S. can be a force for the common good—if we invest in peaceful ends to conflict and adopt restorative alternatives to healing a broken world.

In the fall issue of Quaker Action, learn about policies from Somalia to the West Bank that currently perpetuate instability—and approaches that make all of us safer.

None of us is safe until all of us are safe

IHTD icebreaker

Young filmmakers at the 2013 If I Had a Trillion Dollars national film festival in Washington. Watch 2014’s official selections at afsc.org/trillion-dollars.

In Somalia, U.S. counterterrorism laws are counterproductive

Electrical training

Young men ages 14 to 26 took part in an electrical installation training in Israac Village.

Billions in military aid failed to bring peace to Israel-Palestine

Um Ali's grandchild

A child in the West Bank village of Touba.

Since World War II, the U.S. has given more military aid to Israel than to any other country. Talking with Israelis who are willing to speak out about the deepening militarization of Israeli culture and with Palestinians who can testify to the destructive effects of current military aid, we hear strong voices illustrating why further military aid is counterproductive to finding a durable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A closer look: U.S. aid to Israel and the Palestinian Authority

This infographic breaks down the U.S.’s so-called “non-military” aid to the region—and shows that much of this aid is, in fact, funding militarized programs.

Cultural exchanges, covert meetings made space for peace between U.S. and U.S.S.R.

Laurama Page Pixton in 1970

Laurama, second from right, with Pitsunda seminar participants in 1970.

Identity exploration part of youths’ journey to peace in Mekong region

Mekong Peace Journey participants meet on the banks of the Mekong River in July 2012

Mekong Peace Journey

Mekong Peace Journey participants from five countries meet on the banks of the Mekong River bordering Thailand and Laos.

Quakers roll out new vision for U.S. foreign policy

Fields of rice seedlings on North Korea farm

AFSC staff walking between beds of rice seedlings at an AFSC partner farm north of Pyongyang, North Korea.

Ed Page: Behind-the-scenes champion for peace

Ed Page

In memory of his older sister and her husband, Ed Page created the Laurama Page Pixton and John Pixton Fund to support AFSC's work for peace with justice.

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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