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The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social systems.

AFSC in the news

Dec 25, 2018
Faith teaches us to welcome immigrants
(Charleston Gazette-Mail)
People of faith gather for a vigil to express solidarity with migrants and refugees.
Dec 25, 2018
Indian-American faith leaders and activists join protest against Trump’s wall
(India Abroad)
Indian-Americans joined hands with scores of people from other religious faiths in a Gandhian-style civil disobedience on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dec 24, 2018
Showing Up at the Border for Our Shared Humanity
(Common Dreams)
Two thousand years ago, a young mother and father fled for their lives and left everything behind for the safety of their child.
Dec 23, 2018
Here's praying that border park lives up to its name: Friendship
(Greensboro News and Record)
Rev. Julie Peeples reflects on her participation in the Love Knows No Borders day of action.
Dec 23, 2018
Murphy, use pardons to stop Trump from deporting immigrants
(NJ.com)
Gov. Murphy has the power to stop some deportations in New Jersey.
Dec 22, 2018
The First Step Act Could Be A Big Gift to Corecivic And The Private Prison Industry
(The Intercept)
The First Step Act opens the door for more privatized forms of incarceration.
Dec 22, 2018
While the homeless struggle, hope sits on the horizon
(Concord Monitor)
A coalition in New Hampshire works to address homelessness.
Dec 20, 2018
Some justice reform advocates pan federal First Step Act
(AZ Mirror)
AFSC shines light on the flaws of the First Step Act.
Dec 20, 2018
The 2018 Progressive Honor Roll
(The Nation)
#LoveKnowsNoBorders is awarded the best protest of 2018 by The Nation magazine.
Dec 19, 2018
Amidst Federal Reforms, Criminal Justice Advocates See Opportunities At Statehouse
(KJZZ)
Following criminal justice reform at the federal level, Arizona looks to change prison policies.
Dec 19, 2018
A push for criminal justice reform is on the horizon at the Arizona Legislature next year
(Tucson Local Media)
Advocates across the political spectrum work for criminal justice reform in Arizona.
Dec 18, 2018
US Funds to Pay Palestinians to Vacate the West Bank? Israel Lobby Group Has a Plan
(MintPress News)
A lobby organization has been lobbying Congress and the White House to support a plan that would fund Palestinians leaving their land.
Dec 18, 2018
Tallahassee groups address immigrant and refugee justice
(WTXL)
Tallahassee organizations are joining thousands across the country to speak up for immigrant rights and migrant justice.
Dec 17, 2018
International migrants day: As Trump vows to build the wall - here's how you can help people in the migrant caravan
(The Independent)
There are so many ways Americans can push back against the White House administration's hard-line policies along the US-Mexico border.
Dec 17, 2018
Boise faith leaders join peaceful protest at border, stand in solidarity with asylum seekers
(Idaho Press)
Religions leaders travel from Boise to San Diego to demand justice for migrants seeking refuge in the United States.
Dec 16, 2018
Traditional posada celebrated with restrictions at US-Mexico border
(Los Angeles Times)
The traditional Posada Without Borders was celebrated simultaneously in Tijuana and San Diego for the 25th year.
Dec 14, 2018
Indiana rally to support refugees
(Indiana Gazette)
Communities rally in Indiana in support of refugees.
Dec 14, 2018
I Witnessed the Horror of Border Militarization, and Vow to Fight It
(Truthout)
AFSC's Brant Rosen explores the multiple intersections between systems of state violence and corporate profit.
Dec 14, 2018
Faith leaders arrested at U.S.-Mexico border explain why they went
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Faith leaders explain why they participated in the Love Knows No Borders day of action.
Dec 14, 2018
This holiday season I'm standing with immigrants
(Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
After visiting the migrant caravan, AFSC's Kerri Kennedy reflects on the importance of supporting migrants.
Dec 14, 2018
#LoveKnowsNoBorders: The privilege, people and power of nonviolent protest
(The Presbyterian Outlook)
Pastor Bruce Reyes-Chow reflects on what it meant to get arrested at the #LoveKnowsNoBorders action.
Dec 14, 2018
Maine faith leaders join hundreds in dramatic protest at nation’s southern border
(The Beacon)
A small interfaith group from Maine marched up to the razor wire at a fence on U.S.’s southern border this week, joining over 400 people of faith in a national week of action.
Dec 14, 2018
Why Dozens of Interfaith Leaders Were Arrested at the Border
(KPFA)
AFSC's Lucy Duncan talks about why hundreds of faith leaders traveled to the border in solidarity with migrants.
Dec 13, 2018
Pentagon: NKorea slow to negotiate over US war remains
(Washington Post)
Restrictions on humanitarian activities send mixed signals to North Koreans.
Dec 13, 2018
Vigil held in Fells Point in solidarity for migrants seeking U.S. asylum
(WBAL TV)
Groups across the nation held events Wednesday to stand in solidarity with migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

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