Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) 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 hu AFSC envisions a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love.
We work toward a world in which:
•All persons affirm the common good and recognize our mutual interdependence
•Societies steward resources equitably
•Caring, respectful economic development, including work with dignity, promotes wellbeing for all
•Communities and societies fractured by exclusion and marginalization are healed and transformed, embracing inclusion and equality
•Conflicts are resolved through restorative means and without force or coercion
•Governments and societal institutions are fair and accountable man life that transform social relations and systems.
The main focus on the organizations work are: Ending Discrimination, Building Peace, Defending Immigrant Rights, Ending Mass Incarceration, and Building Economic Justice.