When you give monthly to the American Friends Service Committee as a Partner for Peace, you support people doing peace and justice work around the world. Your gift helps ensure a rapid humanitarian response to disasters. Your commitment helps communities transform unjust conditions. Become a Partner for Peace today!
Who we are
The American Friends Service Committee promotes a world free of violence, inequality, and oppression. Guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light within each person, we nurture the seeds of change and the respect for human life to fundamentally transform our societies and institutions. We work with people and partners worldwide, of all faiths and backgrounds, to meet urgent community needs, challenge injustice, and build peace.
What your gift supports
Your gift supports all who seek refuge from violence, poverty, and oppression.
Your gift supports an economy that works for both people and the planet.
Your gift supports initiatives that build and sustain peace.
Did you know ….
- AFSC works in 17 countries and 27 communities across the U.S.
- AFSC was founded in Philadelphia in response to an urgent need for conscientious objectors to find alternatives to military service during World War I.
- In 1947, AFSC, with the British Friends Service Council, received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of all Quakers, for their humanitarian work with millions between World Wars I and II.
- AFSC publicly opposed the U.S. internment of Japanese Americans and established two programs to eventually secure the release of more than 4,000 individuals.
- AFSC was a principal endorser of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), to address and demand economic justice across the country.
Frequently asked questions
Why give monthly?
Peace and justice is not created in one day. We are committed to doing the hard work with communities over the long-haul. Your monthly sustaining gift makes you a Partner for Peace, giving us the resources to respond when crises hit and continue the long-time work that creates lasting social change.