The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, 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.

AFSC is going through a full organization strategic planning process to “address the current political context and realities and what is needed most for social change.” They are seeking input from individual Friends as well as Meetings to guide this process and create a plan that American Quakers will be on board with. Their hope was to have Meetings host a forum and submit feedback by December 15, but with our busy Meeting schedule, that will not be possible. So, in lieu of that, they have a survey that individual Friends are asked to complete and submit online. Here is the link to that survey:

Please take a few minutes to offer your input. AFSC is working very hard to find ways to engage with monthly and yearly meetings and to put Quaker faith into action. Your input in this process is important.

Thanks very much!
Melissa Foster
(AFSC corporation member representing NEYM)

To get in touch with our local AFSC office on 2161 Mass Ave. in Cambridge go to their website.