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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.

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COVID-19 kills detainee from California migrant detention center
(WJTV)
An immigration detainee has died after catching the coronavirus while being held at the Otay Mesa Detention Center in South San Diego.
Pioneering Fashion Licensing Executive Ruth McCarthy Manton Dies at 95
(Yahoo News)
Ruth McCarthy Manton, 95, a pioneering executive in fashion licensing and branding, died Dec. 24 at her home in Boca Raton, Fla.
Sanctuary 2014
(Sanctuary 2014)
Concord faith communities gather to mourn Charleston shooting victims, pray for peace
(Concord Monitor)
In the wake of the racially motivated killing of nine people at an AME Church in Charleston, an interfaith gathering in Concord gathers to pray for peace.
Citizen volunteers expose hidden corporate influence
(Friends Journal)
Kevin Rutledge explains how he's challenging corporate influence on public policy through AFSC's Governing Under the Influence project.
Asylum Seekers Detained in Aurora
(Huffington Post)
Asylum seekers being detained at a private prison owned by GEO Group launch a hunger strike to bring attention to their plight.
Obama Administration Sabotages Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference
(Truthout)
As the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference draws to a close, the U.S. has again stood in the way of progress. AFSC's Joseph Gerson explains what happened.
Is an intifada starting in US Congress?
(The Electronic Intifada)
Prison and Profit in Arizona
Rights Groups Urge US Congress to End the 1033 Program, Demilitarize Police
(Human Rights Watch)
The undersigned civil, human rights, faith, and government accountability organizations, representing millions of our members across the country, write in support of ending the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program and associated transfers of all military equipment and vehicles to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Growing pattern of border brutality

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