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Peacemaking requires more than merely advocating against one war or another. Here you'll find stories about people and entire communities changing the culture, situations, and systems that lead to violence.
Peacemaking requires more than merely advocating against one war or another. Here you'll find stories about people and entire communities changing the culture, situations, and systems that lead to violence.

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A collection of stories and blog posts reflecting on the role of men as peace builders as fathers, mentors and leaders. #FathersDay  

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“What does it mean, individually and collectively, to create a strategic, nonviolent revolution against injustice - not only against the prison system, but against America's recurring forms of racialized social control?” Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"

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First hand account from interviews with women detained in family immigration detention centers. 

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From Ferguson to Gaza, we can see how militarism directly impacts all of our lives. A new AFSC traveling exhibit examines the effects of militarism at both the foreign and domestic policy levels. Interested in bringing it to your community? Fill out the contact form on the website. ‪#‎HumanizeNotMilitarize‬

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Collective power for migrant justice—how immigrants in Florida are organizing for justice.

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Every day, thousands of immigrants in the U.S. are imprisoned because of a federal policy known as the “bed quota.” The policy requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement to maintain 34,000 detention beds per day, separating families and devastating communities across the country.

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Approximately 80,000 people are in solitary in U.S. prisons each day, with some spending years there. This article in the Washington Post shows how AFSC is bringing attention to this practice of torture as we work to end its use. (For resources for ending the use of solitary confinement visit http://afsc.org/key-issues/issue/solitary-confinement)

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For the past few years activists in Seattle have been working to stop a proposed $212 million youth detention center in King County. They recently had some major wins including reducing the number of beds by 1/3 and changes to sentencing policies for youth.
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