American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

The American Friends Service Committee is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, it seeks in its work and witness to draw on the transforming power of love, human and divine.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, June 16, 2017
Nuclear Abolitionists From Across the Globe Convene to Demand a Nuclear Free Future
Nuclear weapons abolitionists from around the world will gather for an international conference on Sunday June 18. The conference, organized by the international Peace & Planet Network will be held as representatives of the majority of the world’s governments meet at the United Nations to...
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Call on Obama to Take Concrete Action in Hiroshima
Over seventy prominent scholars and activists, including Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to visit with Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, and to announce concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament when he visits Hiroshima this Friday after...
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Monday, November 02, 2015
Prison Profiteers Unmasked
Activists, the media, and even presidential candidates are speaking out against private prison companies and other corporations that profit from mass incarceration. That’s why the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has launched an online tool designed to help socially responsible investors...
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Monday, April 27, 2015
Mobilization Brings Eight Million Demands for Nuclear Abolition to U.N.
Today, the Peace and Planet Mobilization delivered more than eight million petition signatures during a march to the United Nations calling for negotiations for the complete elimination of the world’s nuclear arsenals, as required by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The action comes one...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Thousands Mobilize for Nuclear Abolition
On the eve of the 5-year Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, thousands of people from around the globe will gather in New York City April 24-26 to demand a nuclear-free, peaceful, just and sustainable world. Activists, scholars, and students with anti-nuclear, peace, and...
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Sunday, November 22, 2009
Father Roy Bourgeois and SOA Watch Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Father Roy Bourgeois, MM, and School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) have been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in the world - the Nobel Peace Prize - for their sustained faithful nonviolent witness against the disappearances, torture, and murder of hundreds of thousands of civilians (peasants, community and union organizers, clerics, missionaries, educators, and health workers) by foreign military personnel trained by the U.S. military at U.S. taxpayer expense at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Georgia.
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