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About Us

About us

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes a world free of violence, inequality, and oppression.

We work with communities and partners worldwide to challenge injustice and build sustainable peace with justice. Guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light of each person, we focus on advancing peacebuilding, just economies, healing justice approaches, and humane immigration responses so all people can flourish.

Read our Vision, Mission, and Values statement


Our work

Our issues

Learn about AFSC's key areas of work, from peace building to immigrant rights.

Partnering with Quakers

Find out how AFSC supports Friends in working for social change. 

Our History

Explore AFSC's century of service, from WWI to the challenges we face today.

Our organization

Staff Leadership

Meet our staff leadership in Philadelphia and around the world.

Annual reports

Read our most recent annual report, with stories of impact around the world. 

Board of Directors

A list of AFSC's board members, officers, and executive committee.

Financial information

AFSC spent more than 79% of all expenses in 2020 on program work. Learn more.

Peace Works stories

Hear from AFSC constituents, volunteers, supporters, and staff, past and present.

Media Center

Staff are available for comment for the media on a wide range of issues. 

Give Today to Support Palestinians

As we witness another attack on Gaza, give today to support AFSC’s work to guarantee Palestinian rights, to end the blockade, and to ensure that Palestinians have access to Covid-19 vaccines. Your gift will also provide much needed pandemic relief supplies for communities in Palestine, including housebound and elderly Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.

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