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Posts from June 2018

By: Jennifer Bing
Published: June 29, 2018

For the past three years, AFSC has partnered with Defense for Children International-Palestine on a campaign to challenge Israel’s prolonged military occupation of Palestinians by exposing the widespread and systematic ill treatment of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli forces. 

Our campaign, “Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child,” engages policymakers in Washington, D.C. by hosting Congressional briefings, delivering petitions, and mobilizing people across the country in...

Published: June 28, 2018

AFSC joins with people across the country in calling for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—and we hope you will join us. 

ICE has a long history of separating families and terrorizing our communities—it’s time to stop its abuses once and for all.

Here's what you need to know about the call to abolish ICE:


What is ICE and what does it do? 

ICE was created in 2003 as part of the U.S. government’s response to 9/11 that included mass surveillance, racial profiling, and militarism. As part...

By: Lucy Duncan
Published: June 27, 2018

“I have no idea of submitting tamely to injustice inflicted either on me or on the [enslaved]. I will oppose it with all the moral powers with which I am endowed. I am no advocate of passivity.” – Lucretia Mott, Quaker abolitionist

In 2012 I accompanied a young immigrant woman to a deportation hearing in Denver. The woman I accompanied was the mother of a sixteen-month-old citizen child. All that she had done was come to the United States without papers.

By: Mike Merryman-Lotze
Published: June 22, 2018

On June 25, the American Friends Service Committee and Defense for Children International – Palestine will host a congressional briefing to discuss Palestinian children’s rights following the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

We hope you'll join us online or in person in Washington, D.C. for this important event. 

As many in the United States demand an end to the separation and detention of immigrant families, we...

Blocking the street in frong of HUD
By: Lucy Duncan
Published: June 21, 2018

Well I went down to the rich man’s house...