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Remembering Louis Schneider

Louis Schneider addresses AFSC staff at the Friends Center Meeting House.

Louis Schneider served as an AFSC staff member for more than four decades, including as its Executive Secretary from 1974-1980. He passed away on Sept. 20, 2012.

Louis guided AFSC programs of service and reconciliation both here and abroad, steadfast despite controversies. During the course of his service, he visited 38 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America – including Chile, Guatemala, Korea, Russia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Collected here are a few items from the AFSC archives that record Louis’ impact and reflections.

Louis Schneider AFSC Oral History Interview
In 2002, AFSC sat down with former Executive Secretary Louis Schneider to discuss his invovlement...
Louis Schneider named Executive Secretary of AFSC
In 1974, after 14 years of serving as staff director for international programs, Louis was named...
AFSC and the Vietnam War
In 2001, Louis Schneider's grandson Benjamin Temple recorded this interview about his grandfather's...
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Looking Ahead - AFSC's Future
On Nov. 10, 1979, Louis Schneider gave an address at the AFSC Annual Meeting regarding the...