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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

May 27, 2015
Court decision on President's immigration action will lead to immigration purgatory
(ABC 7)
Faith leaders and community groups join together to oppose delays in implementation of immigration reforms.
May 26, 2015
Tell Congress Now: Israeli military detention is no way to treat a child
AFSC and the No Way to Treat a Child Campaign are holding a congressional briefing to speak out against the military detention of children and families in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.
May 24, 2015
Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn Activists
(Common Dreams)
Advocates for nuclear nonproliferation critique the outcome and the lack of transparency at the 2015 NPT Review Conference.
May 22, 2015
Chris Christie Uses Prisoners to Fix His Office Furniture
(The Nation)
The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office. AFSC's Bonnie Kerness weighs in.
May 21, 2015
"Something Better" Than Detention for Immigrants?
Is electronic monitoring an acceptable alternative to immigrant detention? AFSC and other organizations raise concerns.
May 15, 2015
Immigrant Bed Quota Ensures Profits, Not Safety
(CQ Rollcall)
AFSC's Lia Lindsey challenges politicians who support the detention bed quota while taking money from companies that run for-profit prisons.
May 14, 2015
Demand for dignity at the border
(San Diego Reader)
AFSC and others join together to revitalize, not militarize, border communities.
May 13, 2015
Protesters campaign against the use of solitary confinement in California prisons
(SF Gate)
Demonstrators in Oakland work to bring the public's attention to the use of solitary confinement and why the practice of keeping people in isolation must be stopped.
May 13, 2015
Activists Inform People About Their Rights Crossing The San Ysidro Border
(San Diego Public Radio)
Immigrants often face harassment, brutality, and deportation at the border. A coalition of border activists use creative action to inform people about their rights.
May 13, 2015
Interfaith activists call solitary confinement immoral, ineffective
(Washington Post)
Advocates of diverse faiths from across the country go to communities, state governments, and the United Nations in an effort to end solitary confinement.
May 13, 2015
Program Providing Legal Help to Immigrants Will Expand Beyond New York City
(New York Times)
A new fellowship program called "Immigrant Justice Corps" sends law school graduates to help immigrant rights programs like the one AFSC runs in Newark.
May 10, 2015
Advocates: Expand state prisoner transition program
(Arizona Daily Sun)
Expanding reentry resources and transitional programs for Arizona prisoners could benefit everyone.
May 7, 2015
The Front Porch: Five Taxes That Could Be Cut
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Rick Wilson makes the case that cutting taxes for businesses doesn't help low-income West Virginians. Instead, he advocates investment in education.
May 6, 2015
'I Employed My Brother's Kidnapper'
(BBC World Service)
Victor Ochen talks to the BBC about life in the IDP camps, his peace building work in Uganda, and what it means to be nominated for a Nobel Prize by the American Friends Service Committee.
May 6, 2015
Program Supports Young Farmers
(89.9 KUNM)
An AFSC program trains young farmers across New Mexico on sustainable farming practices.
May 6, 2015
The Larger Problem in Baltimore
(The Progressive)
AFSC's Dominque Stevenson and Eddie Conway outline the systemic forces that led to the death of Freddie Gray and the repression of young people of color in Baltimore.
May 6, 2015
On the trail
(The Sound)
AFSC staff in New Hampshire train volunteers to ask the presidential candidates tough questions in the lead up to the New Hampshire primaries.
May 4, 2015
Baltimore youths lead call for change
(Boston Globe)
Young people are coming together to advocate for positive change in Baltimore, explains AFSC's Farajii Muhammad.
May 4, 2015
Baltimore Killed Freddie Gray
In 1968, AFSC released a report saying that Baltimore's uprising in April of 1968 came as no surprise. Almost 50 years later, not much has changed.
May 1, 2015
45 Years and Waiting
(Huffington Post)
The Peace and Planet Mobilization--convened by AFSC and others--calls on the NPT Review Conference to take serious steps towards nuclear disarmament.
May 1, 2015
The Front Porch: Just How Racist Is Appalachia?
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Rick Wilson discusses the meaning of race and racism in Appalachia and in the United States more broadly.
May 1, 2015
Baltimore Activists Recount How Police Unions Crushed Accountability Reforms
(The Intercept)
Maryland's powerful police-paid lobbyists block legislative attempts at police reform just weeks before Baltimore police kill Freddie Gray.
May 1, 2015
Marchers call for immigration reform
(Stockton Record)
On May Day, migrant workers and advocates marched through the city in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
Apr 30, 2015
"Thugs," "Hooligans" and "Riots," Challenging Narratives With Dominque Stevenson
Truthout shares footage from the Real News Network interview with AFSC's Dominque Stevenson about racism and community engagement in Baltimore.
Apr 29, 2015
Peace by Piece: Seeking Solutions for Baltimore
(Public News Service)
Dominque Stevenson explains how threats of white supremacist attacks, along with systemic racism and poverty, led to clashes between police and protesters.



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