American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)


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American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a practical expression of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and their commitment to the principles of non-violence and justice. Comprised of people of many faiths and backgrounds, the AFSC community holds that conflict can be resolved without violence, and that poverty can be transformed into well-being and injustice into dignity and participation. Co-recipient of the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Quakers worldwide, AFSC today carries out programs of service, development, justice, and peace throughout the United States, Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

In the past, AFSC used our support to purchase construction materials to repair the buildings, irrigation systems, and vehicles of four cooperative farms in North Korea that experienced damage due to floods. The beneficiaries were the farmers and the thousands of people who rely on the farms for food. The actual construction was carried out by the farmers themselves, with technical support from county engineers and irrigation experts.

Website: www.afsc.org
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