Amesbury Friends Peace Center

An Outreach Project of Amesbury Friends Meeting

 Quaker Peace Organizations

Since 1660 Quakers have been working for peace. Listed below are some of the organizations the Quakers have created to help in that effort.

Alternatives to Violence -  A nationwide and worldwide association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict resolution, responses to violence, and personal growth in prisons, schools, and communities. http://www.avpusa.org/

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) - The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded in 1917 by Quakers, the AFSC won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947. http://www.afsc.org/

American Friends Service Committee, New England - “While we administer over twenty programs in diverse community settings, our work falls into four primary areas: youth, social justice, economic justice, and peace building.” http://www.afsc.org/newengland/  

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)-   A Quaker peace lobby in the public interest, focusing on issues of war and peace, immigration, disarmament, environment, etc. http://www.fcnl.org/index.htm.

Friends for Peace - An online campaign to show the faces and commitment of the pro-peace majority in a nonpartisan public witness to end the war in Iraq. http://www.friendsforpeace.org/

Friends Peace Teams - Friends Peace Teams is a Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peacebuilding. http://friendspeaceteams.org/FPTJ/

My Lai Peace Park Project - Since 1994 the Quaker Meeting in Madison Wisconsin has been helping the people of My Lai, Vietnam, rebuild and to “resolved to break that chain of hatred and to find ways to re-humanize people who had been de-humanized.” http://www.mylaipeacepark.org/

Peace Talks. Radio broadcasts on topics about peace -  http://www.peacetalksonline.org/index.htm

QuakerInfo.com - http://www.quakerinfo.com/index.shtml

Quaker Peace Centre, Cape Town, South Africa - The center has worked to promote acceptance of diversity and peacebuilding since 1988. http://www.quaker.org/capetown/index2.htm

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) - Quaker UN offices in New York and Geneva work to abolish war and work toward a peaceful resolution of conflict, human rights, economic justice and good governance. http://www.quno.org/.