1917 April 30

Quaker Action: American Friends Service Committee Founded


The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), founded on this day, is the social action arm of the Quaker religion, which is officially the Religious Society of Friends. The AFSC has a long history of activism related to pacifism, conscientious objection to war, civil rights, and social justice.

The AFSC was co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947.

Go to the AFSC web site: www.afsc.org

Learn About the Quakers: http://www.quaker.org/

Read the FBI file on the AFSC: http://vault.fbi.gov/American%20Friends%20Service%20Committee

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