Peacework Magazine focuses on "Global Thought and Local Action for Nonviolent Social Change."
Dialogue can overcome hate. Nonviolent protests do overthrow dictatorships. Often, though, without the mobilization of worldwide public opinion, dissenters feel isolated and alone. Peacework investigates, uncovers, highlights, catalyzes, and mobilizes the nonviolent success stories of today -- and tomorrow.
Peacework spotlights stories excluded not just from the corporate media, but from most of the independent media as well. The corporate media exists to sell products. Too much of the alternative media, while often usefully critiquing government policy, reinforces despair and cynicism.
Peacework? We offer hope. We provide global information spiced with nonviolent inspiration.
Peacework focuses attention on the brave and inspiring struggles of nonviolent organizers around the world, and right here at home.
Founded in 1972, Peacework publishes ten issues a year. We're a program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), published out of AFSC's New England Regional Office. Peacework is rooted in Quaker values and informed by AFSC's experiences and initiatives, but opinions expressed in Peacework do not necessarily reflect those of AFSC. Instead, we highlight the work of many different organizations, providing a forum for diverse organizers, fostering coalition-building, providing a place in print (and online) for us to dialogue about nonviolent strategies and organizing dilemmas.
Peacework is AFSC's peace and justice magazine. Quaker Action, a sister publication, focuses specifically on powerful stories about the work of AFSC.
Peacework seeks to serve as an incubator for social transformation, a source for pacifist analysis of problems and issues, a fount of hope. Our founding editor, Pat Farren, described what Peacework does as "empowerment journalism." We continue to strive to live up to this ideal.
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