Mission, Vision, and Values American Friends Service Committee AFSC _d0e58400-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e The American Friends Service Committee 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 Board of Directors Offices of the Board of Directors Arlene W. Kelly Presiding Clerk Philip M. Lord Assistant Clerk David S. Henkel Recording Clerk Thomas P. Bennett Treasurer Shan Cretin General Secretary Board Executive Committee Thomas P. Bennett Member of the Board Executive Committee Shan Cretin Member of the Board Executive Committee Ann M. Francis Member of the Board Executive Committee Joseph R. Franko Member of the Board Executive Committee Lisa L. Gasstrom Member of the Board Executive Committee David S. Henkel Member of the Board Executive Committee Arlene W. Kelly Member of the Board Executive Committee Constance G. Lewis Member of the Board Executive Committee Philip M. Lord Member of the Board Executive Committee Donna K. Anderton Member of the Board of Directors Wendy Batson Member of the Board of Directors Thomas P. Bennett Member of the Board of Directors (ex-officio) Kamau Bobb Member of the Board of Directors Shan Cretin Member of the Board of Directors (ex-officio) Rebecca S. Flory Member of the Board of Directors Ann M. Francis Member of the Board of Directors Joseph R. Franko Member of the Board of Directors Donald S. Gann Member of the Board of Directors Linda Garrison Member of the Board of Directors Lisa L. Gasstrom Member of the Board of Directors Brewtser Grace Member of the Board of Directors David S. Henkel Member of the Board of Directors Dorothy S. Kakimoto Member of the Board of Directors Arlene W. Kelly Member of the Board of Directors (ex-officio) Constance G. Lewis Member of the Board of Directors Ricardo Leyva-Puebla Member of the Board of Directors Philip M. Lord Member of the Board of Directors Samuel C. Lowe Member of the Board of Directors John A. Snyder Member of the Board of Directors Carol R. Urner Member of the Board of Directors Benjamin Warnke Member of the Board of Directors Harold Weaver Member of the Board of Directors Marcy Wenzler Member of the Board of Directors Peter J. Woodrow Member of the Board of Directors General Secretary's Office The General Secretary's Office provides general leadership for the entire AFSC, as well as staff support to the Corporation, and the Board of Directors. Shan Cretin General Secretary Mark Graham Director, Communications Unit Thomas Moore Director, Development Unit Lee O'Neill Director, Finance Department Willa Streater Director, Human Resources and Inclusion Department Bob Goodman Director, Information Technology Department Clinton Pettus Deputy General Secretary for Programs Richard Erstad Interim Associate General Secretary for US Programs Renata Cobbs Fletcher Assistant General Secretary for Integration and Impact Marsha Base Director of Planning and Evaluation Andrew Tomlinson Quaker United Nations Office Director The American Friends Service Committee envisions a world in which lasting peace with justice is achieved through active nonviolence and the transforming power of love. _d0e58a72-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e To promote lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. _d0e58b94-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e Universal Truths 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. Dignity We cherish the belief that there is that of God in each person, leading us to respect the worth, dignity, and equality of all. Equality Goodness We regard no person as our enemy. While we often oppose specific actions and abuses of power, we seek to call forth the goodness and truth in each individual. Integrity We strive for integrity, simplicity, and practicality in our expressions and actions. Simplicity Practicality Love We assert the transforming power of love and active nonviolence, as a challenge to injustice and violence and as a force for reconciliation. Active Nonviolence Partnership We work in partnership with people in communities around the world, respecting their wisdom about how to change their circumstances and offering our own insights with humility. Humility Truth We trust the power of the Spirit to guide the individual and collective search for truth and practical action. Practical Action Faith We accept our understandings of truth as incomplete and have faith that new perceptions of truth will continue to be revealed. New Perceptions Common Good & Interdependence Work toward a world in which all persons affirm the common good and recognize our mutual interdependence _d0e58c20-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 1 _d0e58d06-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e f30d267e-3e47-4e39-a857-6299faf7ab9c Stewardship Work toward a world in which societies steward resources equitably _d0e58da6-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 2 Societies _d0e58e3c-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 741c054d-435a-4a4b-bbbd-8f87b81b9806 Economic Development Work toward a world in which caring, respectful economic development, including work with dignity, promotes wellbeing for all _d0e58ed2-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 3 _d0e58f72-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 73df61f0-a9f3-455f-83df-e68351f42e2a Communities & Societies Work toward a world in which communities and societies fractured by exclusion and marginalization are healed and transformed, embracing inclusion and equality _d0e590bc-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 4 Communities Societies _d0e5915c-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 3a981636-d128-4337-b4da-ac5c028adfa4 Conflicts Work toward a world in which conflicts are resolved through restorative means and without force or coercion _d0e59210-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 5 _d0e592a6-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 87d4fe1d-d83a-4d42-9423-9d89f2e9d8cc Fairness & Accountability Work toward a world in which governments and societal institutions are fair and accountable _d0e59350-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e 6 Governments Societal Institutions _d0e5940e-5f95-11e2-993a-56ee1b960c7e a691802b-f912-4c7f-8ad0-fba607b06b1c 2012-11-11 2013-01-15 https://afsc.org/mission-vision-and-values Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.