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Community peace-building

Community peace-building

People affected by conflict and instability are often best positioned to know what their communities need to create lasting peace. Local conflict transformation can have a big impact globally. AFSC connects communities worldwide to foster peace, sustainability, and shared security. 

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What does peace look like?-


Peace is not just the absence of war. To these 19 young delegates to the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, peace means a sense of shared security, access to jobs, health care, and education. 

Peace in schools-

Moses Brown holding up a poster
Blog Entry

Lessons on peace can be challenging to teach amid a media environment focused on war and violence. This podcast explores how Quaker schools can live out the peace testimony in and outside of the classroom.

Ending cycles of violence-

Local peace networks-


This handbook is a tool to help community leaders implement urban peace-building programs in contested spaces.