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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.

1947 Nobel Peace Prize

AFSC and British Friends Service Council accepted the prize on behalf of all Quakers.

Job Center

Learn more about employment opportunities with AFSC.

Give to the 2021 Annual Fund drive by June 30

Your generous gift will help us reach our goal of raising $80,000. Help AFSC provide necessary relief to communities in need and bring about systemic change to overcome violence, oppression, and inequality in the U.S. and in 16 other countries around the world.

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