AFSC - American Friends Service Committee
“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 human life that transform social relations and systems.”
More information about the AFSC Mission and Values is available at http://www.afsc.org/mission-vision-and-values
The Madison Monthly Meeting AFSC committee is committed to supporting the work of the AFSC through providing current information to the Meeting community about the work of the AFSC, fundraising for the AFSC and sponsoring programs that support the work of the AFSC.
In 2013-14 the committee is bringing information to the Meeting members/attenders about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, supporting the work of a committee member as part of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine and working within the AFSC framework to support a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.
“AFSC has more than nine decades of experience building peace in communities worldwide. Founded in the crucible of World War I by Quakers who aimed to serve both humanity and country while being faithful to their commitment to nonviolence, AFSC has worked throughout the world in conflict zones, in areas affected by natural disasters, and in oppressed communities to address the root causes of war and violence.
In 1947, AFSC was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on behalf of all Quakers for our work ‘…from the nameless to the nameless….”
More information about the AFSC History is available at
The AFSC works in the United States and throughout the world. Locations of work and descriptions of the work is available at http://www.afsc.org/where-we-work.