U.S. needs to back African efforts

By Dereje Wordofa, regional director of Africa for the American Friends Service Committee

Conference lifts up needs, voices of refugees in Dayton

Something good is brewing in Dayton.

A recent conference on refugees there asked, What strengths do refugees bring to our communities? What challenges do they face, and what is their vision for the future?

Report on Lessons of Truth and Reconcilation Commissions

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (July 10, 2012) - A report on an international conference on the theme: "Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Lessons learned from Truth and Reconciliation Commissions," will be released on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 9:00am at Royal Palace Hotel in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Transitional Justice Mechanism: Lessons learned from Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

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This report gathers observations and recommendations from the 60 participants of the international conference, Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Lessons Learned from Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, held at the Safari Gate Hotel, Bujumbura, Burundi from August 24 to August 26, 2011. The information in this report was developed during the conference by all the participants assembled.

AFSC in Burundi Brochure

AFSC’s efforts in Burundi focus on supporting Burundians as peacemakers.

Message from Shan Cretin, October 2011

Dear Friend,

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting AFSC’s pro-grams in the Middle East and Africa. I returned hopeful and inspired that peace is truly possible, even in places emerging from decades of brutal civil war, military occupation, and violent political struggles.

I met young people determined to claim their right to a peaceful future in Gaza and the West Bank. I witnessed deep commitment to healing the wounds of past violence among returning refugees, ex-combatants, and long-time residents of a Peace Village in Burundi.

AFSC congratulates the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureates

AFSC's Shan Cretin wrote to this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates to congratulate them on their achievements and to encourage them in their work for peace.

Shan Cretin Reports from Burundi

AFSC General Secretary Shan Cretin visited Burundi last week to see our work to support that country's Truth and Reconcilation process.

Shan Cretin Visits Hatcliffe Extension in Zimbabwe

General Secretary Shan Cretin sent this report on her visit to the Hatcliffee Extension in Zimbabwe.

Shan Cretin Reports from Zimbabwe

General Secretary Shan Cretin reports back during her visit to AFSC's programs in Africa.

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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

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