Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been trying to deport Arturo Hernandez for the past four years. With the help of the New Sanctuary Movement, he became the first person in Colorado to take sanctuary in a local church.
In April of 2015, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference will take place in New York. A network of organizations, including AFSC, is mobilizing for nuclear abolition and climate justice.
Places of worship are known as places to find comfort in faith, and a coalition of Denver faith leaders--which AFSC is a part of--also wants to offer relief from the threat of deportation to members of the immigrant community.
While officials and dignitaries gathered for the first day of the White House-hosted U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, leaders of nonprofits organizations, academia and other groups from Africa and the United States--including AFSC--held an alternative conference a few blocks away at Howard University.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Read More