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Celebrating our centennial


As our 100th anniversary approaches, we have a key opportunity to inspire people to action by sharing powerful lessons from this bold experiment in peace building and social change.

AFSC Summit details

Centennial Summit April 20–23, 2017

Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been a successful Quaker experiment in nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. As part of our 100th anniversary celebration, AFSC hosted a summit articulating a vision forward for peace and justice by joining movements that are reaching out to make the connection between militarism, racism, and materialism. Visit our summit webpage for more highlights and resources from the sumit. 

January 14 - April 23, 2017

Waging Peace Exhibit

Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression and prevent violence using the provocative stories of those who campaigned against injustice and those who have been helped in the struggle during the last century. The exhibit addresses issues we continue to grapple with today: Building Peace, Ending Discrimination, Addressing Prisons, Just Economies, and Immigrant Rights. The final section is a Call to Action, inspiring visitors to engage in justice work beyond the museum.

This exhibit is made possible by Louise W. Williams, D. Elwood Clinard, Friends Fiduciary Corporation, Tait Weller, and other generous donors.

Join us this summer

Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
Acting in Faith with AFSC at the Virtual Friends General Conference Gathering

Explore AFSC past, present, and future

Academic Symposium

The April 21 symposium will bring scholars together with past, present, and future activists, highlighting the connection between scholarship and advocacy around AFSC’s key issues. 

Peace Works

Peace Works is a new website for sharing stories about AFSC from both the past and present. We encourage people who have connected with AFSC in any way to tell a story about your experience.

Highlights from AFSC's Archives

Explore 100 years of AFSC's history. 

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