• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1917

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

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, they nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. Founded in 1917, 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, they nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. Mission 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. Vision AFSC envisions a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. We work toward a world in which: All persons affirm the common good and recognize our mutual interdependence Societies steward resources equitably Caring, respectful economic development, including work with dignity, promotes wellbeing for all  Communities and societies fractured by exclusion and marginalization are healed and transformed, embracing inclusion and equality Conflicts are resolved through restorative means and without force or coercion Governments and societal institutions are fair and accountable Values AFSC values are grounded in Quaker experience and universal truths that are upheld by many faiths and that honor the light of the divine in each person. They cherish the belief that there is that of God in each person, leading them to respect the worth, dignity, and equality of all. They regard no person as their enemy. While they often oppose specific actions and abuses of power, they seek to call forth the goodness and truth in each individual.  They strive for integrity, simplicity, and practicality in their expressions and actions. They assert the transforming power of love and active nonviolence, as a challenge to injustice and violence and as a force for reconciliation. They work in partnership with people in communities around the world, respecting their wisdom about how to change their circumstances and offering their own insights with humility. They trust the power of the Spirit to guide the individual and collective search for truth and practical action. They accept their understandings of truth as incomplete and have faith that new perceptions of truth will continue to be revealed. 
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Careers

Job openings over the past year

82Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Regional Director, Latin America and Caribbean
    Guatemala
  • Myanmar Country Representative
    Myanmar

Staff at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • research & development
  • financial services
  • events / training

Funders

  • goal global
  • world bank group
  • ec

Countries

  • united states
  • israel
  • liberia
  • egypt
  • gaza strip

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Philadelphia
  • 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA