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A walk in Pyongyang

AFSC's Linda Lewis shares photos from the day in May 2013 she spent seeing the sights in Pyongyang, DPRK (North Korea), where people were out rollerblading, playing cards, and boating in the Taedong River.

A day on the farm: Visiting AFSC partners in North Korea

Linda Lewis, AFSC's country representative for China and the DPRK (North Korea), describes her May 2013 trip to partner farms and organizations in North Korea, where farm managers are working to introduce sustainable practices and improve yields.
In this two-minute video reflection, AFSC's Midwest Region offers its thanks to AFSC supporters everywhere. Origami by Patti McKee. Text below. The Making of a StarSymbol of the American Friends Service Committee When young Quakers drove ambulances during World War I in France, they didn’t see themselves as heroes. Instead, what drove them is what drives us, the American Friends Service Committee, nearly 100 years later. They saw then, as we see now, that injustice fuels conflict

True Border Security

The consequences of border militarization are explained in this short video.

Joshua Saleem reflects on his first year of peace work in St. Louis

Joshua Saleem describes some of his experiences doing AFSC peace education work in high schools in St. Louis. In this three-minute video, Joshua focuses on a peace ball project chosen by students at Northwest Academy of Law.

Ghaisha's tell of her friend's struggle

Ghaisha came to the U.S. from Niger seeking asylum. Now a U.S. citizen and member of the Greensboro, N.C. community, she shares the story of a friend who was denied an organ transplant because he is undocumented.  

Hannah and her Sherriff

In recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20, and in honor of the thousands of refugees who now call Iowa home, AFSC Iowa’s Immigrants Voice Program (IVP) presents this four-minute video of one mother and son, reunited after 14 years of being apart. As Hannah describes in the video, the lives of her and her son were saved by an older woman in Liberia, a stranger from a different tribe, who claimed them as her own. “This is how we got safe,” Hannah says. “I didn’t even know her name, yet I was her daughter.”

Healing justice advocates convene in the Twin Cities

Four advocates of healing justice share their experiences and explain why restorative rather than punitive practices work better for all involved. 

San Ysidro Blessing Ceremony / Ceremonia de San Ysidro 05/18/13

The ancient annual procession and blessing of San Ysidro y Santa María de la Cabeza will commence at 10am, on Saturday, May 18th at the corner of Isleta and Arenal, SW. Prayers to these traditional guardians of rain, water, and farmers will take place at La Plazita Farm, the procession's end, found at the corner of Arenal and Lopez, SW. Call 505-842-7343 for more information. Please bring seeds if you wish to participate in an exchange.


Public Hearing on Saving our Federal Safety Net Saturday, June 1 / 10:30 am – 12:30 pmSt. Paul AME ChurchRev. Bruce Butcher, Pastor1250 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron