The American Friends Service Committee AFSC

Quaker values in action

Linked with David Harris (the protester) – USA;

The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC’s work attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures … (About 1/2).

AFSC Locations;
Address: AFSC National Office, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, Phone: (215) 241-7000, Fax: (215) 241-7275;
Contacts, regional offices and newsletter subscription.

About 2/2: … AFSC’s work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. The organization’s mission and achievements won worldwide recognition in 1947 when it accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with the British Friends Service Council on behalf of all Quakers.

The AFSC is directed by a Quaker board and staffed by Quakers and other people of faith who share the Friends’ desire for peace and social justice.

The AFSC turned 90 this year. Please add your memories of 90 years of spirited engagement to ours by writing your thoughts. Share your reflections.

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