The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.
AFSC’s Indiana Peacebuilding Program works throughout the state to promote peaceful alternatives to war and educate people about the human and economic costs of war. The program coordinates AFSC’s national If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth film festival and, in coalition with a statewide network of activists, tours peace exhibits across Indiana.
The program works with veterans, faith communities, labor groups, and community advocates for women’s rights, fair wages, food security, and education and immigration reform.
VISION: A community that pursues peace through interfaith understanding and cooperation.
MISSION: To strengthen community in central Indiana and beyond by:
Supporting existing connections between and among faith communities;
Fostering additional interfaith opportunities through social, cultural, and educational interactions; and
Connecting interfaith communities through volunteer service and civic engagement.
Niagara carries out its mission through:
Hospitality: Conversations and networking flourish in Niagara’s welcoming, apolitical space. Our programs, like The Abrahamic Traditions Dinner and Niagara Forums, prove how warmth and hospitality are fertile ground for growing dynamic conversations and relationships.
Enrichment: Niagara turns educational opportunities, like Niagara Forums and Turkey trips, into meaningful, lasting growth. Our events unite people from different perspectives to cultivate new ideas and partnerships. Niagara designed a reputable internship program focused on developing skills needed to compete in a global job market. Similarly, Niagara provides outreach and support to students who are promoting diversity at their universities.
Leadership: Niagara has accumulated a distinguished network of local and global leaders, who are a testament to the growing need for diverse, international perspectives. Niagara recognizes these leaders at annual events like the Peace and Dialogue Awards Ceremony, which celebrates the commitment to developing a more just society. We believe citizens who share this value are outstanding leaders in their respective communities and are part of the solution for a more peaceful world.
OBAT’s primary focus is to alleviate the suffering of thousands of stateless people stranded in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Its goal is to provide them with better living conditions, education and economic empowerment.
Our mission is to remove the obstacles to forgiveness and promote healing both for victims and perpetrators of injustice. By creating venues for constructive dialogue, we will build ties of understanding and cooperation, leading to reconciliation.
The Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States of America, is the realization of the vision of Rwandan genocide survivor, Kizito D. Kalima.
In collaboration with several peace advocates, Kalima developed the innovative Indianapolis Model of Rwandan genocide memorial that promotes education, unity, and reconciliation among the young Hutu and Tutsi Rwandans who find themselves living outside Rwanda.
Through the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Kalima has expanded upon his Indianapolis Model to create a permanent institution dedicated to helping youth overcome the legacy of violence, hatred, and division. The Center provides pathways to peace for young people through its Peace Academy, a program that offers conflict resolution training, character building, and mentoring from caring adults. The Center also provides support and fosters healing for young people who have experienced the pain of injustice or other traumatic events in their lives through its Journey to Freedom program.[contact_form email=”firstname.lastname@example.org” subject=”A contact through the IIC webpage”]
SAF provides opportunities for students at SAF member universities to study at a university in North America, Europe, Australasia and Asia for one year or one semester, including language learning or an internship as part of the program, and to earn transfer credit for their study abroad experience.