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AFSC works for a peaceful world with support from FBB members

13 Nov

AFSCAmerican Friends Service Committee was our Challenge the Gap beneficiary for the third quarter of 2013. They shared this report on how AFSC will use the grant they received from FBB. FBB members donated $8,135 to AFSC last quarter.

Thanks to the generous gift from Foundation Beyond Belief, the American Friends Service Committee is able to continue its work for peace, justice, and human dignity through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. AFSC is a Quaker organization that promotes these principles as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. Our work includes:

  • Livelihood training in Africa, giving those affected by violence and poverty the skills and self-employment to make a sustainable income for living
  • Providing innovative teacher training for community schools in Myanmar to help children develop critical thinking skills, tolerance, and respect for the environment
  • Annually bringing young people from all over the country to the If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival, where they debut self-made films voicing their ideas about the nation’s budget priorities
  • Providing legal representation to hundreds of immigrants for immigration-related cases, including the mentally ill, unaccompanied minors, survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, families seeking to reunify, and those seeking Temporary Protected Status

Only with the support of donors like Foundation Beyond Belief can we continue working toward our vision of a peaceful world where everyone’s rights are respected and everyone’s needs are met. Thank you!

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