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Timeline: 100 years of waging peace

Walk with us through highlights of working for peace and justice over the past century.   

Since our founding in 1917, AFSC has often been on the forefront of social change movements, carrying out work that many considered experimental and sometimes taking unpopular stands on controversial issues.

We’ve joined communities around the globe in struggling against systems of oppression and in working for a world that respects the value and dignity of every person. We’ve responded to violence by working with people on all sides of conflict, helping conscientious objectors uphold their commitment to nonviolence, and supporting community-led efforts to lay foundations for lasting peace.

Looking back on the work we have done together, we’re proud to have stood on the right side of history through many difficult times. And we’re ready to take on the challenges that the next 100 years will bring.