Amesbury Friends Peace Center
The Peace Center
The Amesbury Friends Peace Center is an outreach project of the Amesbury Friends Meeting that was founded in 2009 because members felt a calling to create an organization that would help them spread their Quaker ideals of peace and social justice. In a world that seems increasingly contentious, they wanted to bring together concerned individuals of all positions to listen to each other, to exchange ideas respectfully, and to work toward finding areas of common agreement. And so the Peace Center was born.
Quakers believe that a peaceful attitude toward the world enables individuals to love and act in harmony with each other and the natural world and to overcome violence and injustice. We are committed to practicing peace and non-violence in our lives and to have an impact locally and globally.
To be a safe, welcoming space for peace-promoting activities that is accessible to all people. It is the hub of a wheel connecting individuals and organizations working for peace, justice and the prevention of violence in all its relationships at all levels. Its efforts are based on a universal culture of peace and the Quaker belief that there is that of God in every person.
The Peace Center Program
The Program of the Amesbury Friends Peace Center is centered in our Quaker Meetinghouse, a facility to be used as a place for meetings, workshops, performances, and fun.
WHAT WE DO
We sponsor events such as an educational series, show films of interest, have occasional concerts and workshops and feature exhibits on peace-related issues (see Calendar for current events). In addition, we have materials from peace organizations, book lists for suggested reading, brochures on truth in recruitment, political action, etc.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
For those who would like to work legislatively toward change, see the Take Action section on this page. The Friends Committee on National Legislation has the largest number of peace lobbyists in Washington, D.C. Join FCNL’s Action Alert program today!
USE OUR MEETINGHOUSE for YOUR MEETINGS
We invite those working for peace and non-violence to consider using our Meetinghouse for their meetings. We would like to partner with other kindred organizations to promote their efforts to encourage a culture of peace. To find out more, see Use of the Meetinghouse.
WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING
We also have Peace Links for those who would like to learn more about peace efforts in and beyond our community. Have we left off a worthy organization? Let us know!! Contact us.
See our Peace Resources and browse all the links.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) defines itself as “a Quaker lobby in the public interest.” FCNL puts into the field the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington.
Join FCNL’s Action Network – Become a Grassroots Advocate.
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- Subscribe to Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Action of the Week for Peace and Justice.
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