The American Friends Service Committee

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

The AFSC (afsc.org) is one way that Quaker values are applied, through practical programs, around the world.

Founded in 1917, the AFSC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 and is well-known in communities around the world for the quality and integrity of their work. That work is rooted in the Quaker Testimonies of Peace, Equality, Integrity, Community, Simplicity and Stewardship.

Following the world financial catastrophe of 2007, Shan Cretin was selected to be the General Secretary in 2010. Shan has worked with the Staff, Board, Committees and members for the Society of Friends from around the world to lead the AFSC back to its full promise, now an organization with wind in its sails.

The LTA team has worked side by side with AFSC staff to build the Star Café, the AFSC’s Intranet.

We have also taken a leadership role designing, staffing and evolving Meeting Support Services (MSS) initiative there. In this work we have worked with staff in Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East and across the States to help the AFSC build a smart, effective, connected organization.

We at LTA are grateful for and proud of our long run at the AFSC. We feel that this has been a transformational partnership. The work has transformed us, and we have helped, as the AFSC transformed.