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Posts from December 2018

Published: December 27, 2018

Every day, AFSC works with communities around the globe to overcome violence and oppression and create the world we want to see.

None of this work is possible without supporters who share our belief in the dignity of all people and who understand the power of love to overcome injustice. Thank you for being part of our community.

As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to share some photo highlights from the past year. Enjoy!

 

Photo: Betsy Blake
On Jan...

By: Peniel Ibe
Published: December 14, 2018

This bipartisan criminal justice reform bill will exacerbate racial disparities, fuel mass incarceration, and encourage prison privatization.

A bipartisan criminal justice reform bill known as the “First Step Act” (S.756) is advancing through Congress, with broad support from across the political spectrum. It’s tremendous to see the conversation on criminal justice reform take center stage, and the bill contains several provisions to reduce America’s prison population and improve conditions for those incarcerated.  

But the measure falls far short of forging a true “first...

Published: December 11, 2018

Faith leaders call for migrant justice and face arrest as part of AFSC week of action

On Dec. 10, dozens of faith leaders were arrested in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience at the U.S.-Mexico border. They were among the more than 400 people of faith and supporters who gathered in San Diego to stand with migrants seeking refuge in the U.S.

The action included people from numerous religious traditions, including those from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and indigenous communities, many expressing how their faith called them to take part.

The event launched a nationwide...

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