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American Friends Service Committee

The idea of peacemaking as a far-reaching goal is not one that is understood universally. The American Friends Service Committee is an organization that advocates for peace, not as a means to prevent war but through awareness and action for human rights, culture, and the politics of nonviolence. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization geared toward promoting long-term peace with justice as a demonstration of faith. The organization conducts projects and has offices in the United States and internationally. AFSC was officially formed in the spring of 1917, according to H. Larry Ingle, by Quakers situated in Philadelphia. The organization sought to allow young individuals in the Quaker faith community to serve their country through nonviolent means. Young, draft-age Quakers could ...

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