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Waging Peace

Waging Peace

AFSC's Summit for Peace and Justice, April 20-23 Philadelphia, PA

As part of our 100th anniversary celebration, AFSC hosted a summit in April to articulate a vision for peace and justice by joining movements that are reaching out to make the connections between militarism, racism, and materialism. The summit capitalized on AFSC’s historical role as a convener of the peace movement, and reignite a global commitment to sow the seeds of lasting peace with justice.  

Thank you to everyone who joined us and who helped make this special event possible. 

We invite you to explore some of the videos and other resources from our summit below.


Keynote, Erica Chenoweth

Erica Chenoweth: Nonviolent Action Today

Erica Chenoweth at AFSC's Centennial Summit

Nonviolent Action Today: Why Now is Not the Time to Despair

Erica Chenoweth is a professor and associate dean for research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

She is currently the co-chair of the Academic Advisory Board at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, a fellow at the One Earth Future Foundation, and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Keynote, Oscar Arias

AFSC Summit: Keynote, Oscar Arias

Oscar Arias, two-time President of Costa Rica and1987 Nobel Laureate, holds international stature as a spokesperson for the developing world. He has traveled the globe spreading a message of peace and applying the lessons garnered from the Central American Peace Process to topics of current global debate.

Summit Resources

Academic Symposium

Learn about the panels, presenters and facilitators from AFSC's Academic Symposium.

5 ways to get involved

20 workshops will be presented by staff and partners to educate and empower participants to act on a variety of issues that AFSC programs address. Follow the link  for guides to support learning, hosting events, teaching others, contacting policy makers, and taking direct action after the summit had ended. 

Download the booklet

AFSC Centennial Summit booklet includes schedule for the week, detailed workshop and panel descriptions.

Join us online

Now is not the time to despair

"The fact is that we are better equipped than in any time in recorded history to summon the wisdom and the tools of nonviolent resistance for the peaceful transformation of our society. " Read our latest blog by Keynote Speaker, Erica Chenoweth.

Centennial Summit April 20-23

View the summit schedule of events

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