Teaching toward a world without war

Elizabeth Gray Vining, a writer with the AFSC, helped to build new bridges as the first woman tutor to the crown prince of Japan after WWII.

Evacuating children from war

Alice Resch and Mary Elmes risked their lives to evacuate children from Nazi-occupied France to the United States. Their correspondence illustrates both women's steadfast commitment to the safety of dozens of children threatened with internment.

Our Day in the German Gestapo

Written by Rufus M. Jones in 1947, Our Day in the German Gestapo is a trifold pamphlet that reflects on Jones' 1938 trip to Germany with other Friends from AFSC to try to bring relief in response to the Night of Broken Glass.

Looking back, he wrote: "Our minds were so occupied with the desire to get help and relief to those who were suffering that we gave almost no thought to the dangers which confronted us on this visit."

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

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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