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Learn & connect

Learn & connect

AFSC’s Friends Relations offers a variety of opportunities to learn more about AFSC and the issues we work on across the globe. These resources are great for capital “F” Friends and lowercase “f” friends alike. Help raise awareness and spread the word.

Making New Worlds: Pursuing Peace with Justice - AFSC's 2021 Corporation program

The American Friends Service Committee invited all Quakers to join us for online events as part of the AFSC Corporation meeting which took place from April 11-15, 2021. In these workshops and plenary address, we explored approaches to working toward peace with justice and ways that AFSC and Quakers are striving to build new worlds. Watch the recordings and find supporting resources here.

Radical Acting in Faith for White People self-study e-course

Engage in deep, embodied learning and practice with other white people of faith working to end white supremacy in this e-course. Build the skills to show up fully, follow BIPOC leadership, speak effectively, and engage in direct action. Join Lucy Duncan, Lisa Graustein, and Mila Hamilton in sessions co-designed by Shanene Herbert and Sharon Goens-Bradley and prepare to take meaningful risks in the struggle for racial justice. Find all the materials you need here.

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"Introduction to the Quaker testimonies," with study advice

"An Introduction to the Quaker Testimonies" is a booklet that describes the basic concepts of each Quaker testimony, and how the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) strives to practice that testimony in its work.

Peace Works

In honor of AFSC’s centennial in 2017, the Peace Works website was launched to document the history, stories, and people that made the last 100 years of peace and justice work possible. Share your story and read others.

Centennial First Day School Curriculum

An 8-week curriculum introduces youth to AFSC’s key issues and allows them to explore how those issues connect to Quaker testimonies. The last two weeks are an intergenerational experience, where elders can share their stories of AFSC with the youth and other members of the meeting and upload them to the Peace Works site. 

Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves self-study e-course

Do you want to join a community of people of faith and conscience committed to taking action as well as practicing reflection? Are you seeking ways to offer grounded solidarity that don't reproduce oppressive practices? Join our 4 session e-course!

 

"Denormalizing Whiteness for Racial Justice," a resource guide for Friends

"Denormalizing Whiteness for Racial Justice" is a resource guide created by AFSC for use in Quaker meetings/churches to complement ongoing work on racism and white supremacy. The guide presents a number of different types of resources to assist Friends to engage this work either individually or collectively.