A woman stands to speak in the audience of a peace summit in Burundi

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AFSC works for a future free of militarism and violence. But peace is more than the absence of war. We work to address the root causes of violence—and transform systems to ensure just, sustainable peace for all.

We work with communities in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and United States to build conditions for peace. Our programs foster vibrant and open civic space and commitment to human dignity and rights.


Burundians participated in conflict prevention & conflict resolution trainings.


Cities hosted our Light in Gaza book tour.

Related Programs

Everyone has a role to play in building a more just, sustainable, and peaceful future where all people can thrive. Our programs work in partnership with communities across the U.S. and around the world.

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Burundi: Youth & Community Empowerment

AFSC’s Burundi Program aims to create a society where all people can enjoy peace and dignity, meet their basic needs, and make meaningful contributions to peace and community development. 

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Peace with Social Justice

The Peace with Social Justice program works with communities in Guatemala and El Salvador to dismantle systems of oppression (colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy).

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Jerusalem, Ramallah & Gaza

AFSC started working in Israel and Palestine in 1948 when the organization was asked by the United Nations to respond to the needs of those displaced during the 1948 war.

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Dialogue and Exchange

Global south leaders—from the grassroots, civil society, and government—come together to learn, exchange ideas, and collectively solve problems through AFSC’s Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP).  

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67 Sueños

67 Sueños is a leadership development program for migrant Latinx youth ages 14-18. The program includes political education, trauma healing, and ARTivism. Youth gain skills in community organizing and connect with local social justice movements.

Kenya: Peaceful Youth & Communities

In Kenya, AFSC works to promote a culture of peace among youth and the communities in which they live. We also work with grassroots leaders to enhance effective community and national-level engagement around issues of peace.

Economic Activism

Economic Activism

The Economic Activism program aims to expose, isolate, and reduce corporate complicity in state violence. We especially focus on corporations involved in incarceration and immigrant detention, the Israeli occupation, and the border industries.

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AFSC's Wabanaki Program works to heal the trauma of Wabanaki communities in Maine. We draw communities together to confront injustices and promote healing among Maine's four Wabanaki tribes. 

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South Sudan: Trauma Healing for Enhanced Peacebuilding

AFSC’s South Sudan Program addresses trauma among peacebuilders through conflict healing and reconciliation. 

Indonesia: Strengthening Diversity Through Narrative Change

Indonesia: Strengthening Diversity Through Narrative Change

In Indonesia, AFSC collaborates with the Indonesian Justice and Peace Foundation (YKPI) to support partners around the country engaging in narrative change campaigning to bridge conflict divides and celebrate Indonesia’s rich diversity of religion, ethnicity, gender, social class, ability, and sexual orientation.

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St. Louis Peacebuilding

The St. Louis Peacebuilding Program partners with young people to empower them to create change at the institutional and systemic level.  

Somalia: Youth Development and Livelihood

Somalia: Youth Development and Livelihood

The AFSC Somalia Program works with youth to develop innovative and creative ideas for building lasting peace. We reach past clan and ideology to insure the inclusion of all people.

A group of young people discussing in a circle during a peace festival

Peace with Social Justice

The Peace with Social Justice program works with communities in Guatemala and El Salvador to dismantle systems of oppression (colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy).

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Salama Hub

The Salama Hub is a peacebuilding consortium between AFSC and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC). Together, we seek to advance peace and stability in the Horn of Africa.

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Roots for Peace

AFSC’s Roots for Peace program utilizes urban farming, leadership development, and community organizing to address health and economic inequities in Los Angeles.

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), located in Geneva and New York, represents Quakers through Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC).

Public Policy and Advocacy

Public Policy and Advocacy

AFSC has more than a century of experience working with communities across the globe. In our policy and advocacy work, we bring these perspectives to the U.S. capital, United Nations, and other policy bodies.

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U.S. Palestine Activism Program

For decades, AFSC has worked to realize a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel.

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

AFSC has a long history of involvement on the Korean peninsula dating back to 1953. The first AFSC delegation to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) was in 1980. Today, our current program works with farmers in North Korea to increase yields on cooperative farms through testing new innovations.

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