American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) 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 has more than nine decades of experience building peace in communities worldwide. Founded in the crucible of World War I by Quakers who aimed to serve both humanity and country while being faithful to their commitment to nonviolence, AFSC has worked throughout the world in conflict zones, in areas affected by natural disasters, and in oppressed communities to address the root causes of war and violence.
From our experience, we know that peacemaking requires more than merely advocating against one war or another. Real peace is more than the absence of war. Rather, we need to change the culture, situations, and systems that lead to violence.
AFSC knows that miracles can happen when we build the capacity for peace person-by-person, community-by-community. When people understand the terrible consequences of violence and witness realistic alternatives, they come together as a powerful force to address the underlying causes and lay the foundation for lasting peace.
Peace Resource Center of San Diego
The Peace Resource Center was established to provide a clearinghouse of peace and social justice resources, issues and activities; to promote networking among peace-related organizations; to offer nonviolent alternatives in conflict resolution; and to carry on an expanding program of peace education in San Diego County. The Center provides an ongoing presence throughout San Diego County to counter and alter violent approaches to problem solving—interpersonally, nationally and internationally and works to point out the links among issues of peace, social justice and a safe, sustainable environment.
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The Religious Society of Friends - also known as Quakers - is present and active here in San Diego. Come and be a part of this life long adventure. We will give you space to explore your own individual spiritual journey. There are Quakers of all ages, religious backgrounds, races, education, sexual orientation, gender identities, and classes.
Our time together looks like sitting quietly together; listening if someone is moved to speak; shaking hands when worship ends; and greeting those around us.
Please feel free to ask the person who ends the worship any questions you might have after Worship.
San Diego Mennonite Fellowship
Mennonite Church USA is a Christian Anabaptist denomination with more than 109,000 members in 44 states. A total of 21 area conferences serve as regional offices or districts for our 939 congregations. Together all parts of Mennonite Church USA strive to bring Christ’s healing and hope to others by identifying and joining God’s work in the world.
San Diego Peace Garden
The Garden helps people in San Diego learn how to grow fresh, healthy food sustainably. It is uniquely positioned on a property with 4 other non-profit organizations, striving for environmental sustainability and boasting one of the landmark green buildings in San Diego: a state of the art strawbale structure with passive heating and cooling, a large capacity for rainwater harvesting, and an edible garden and orchard. The orchard and garden are tools used to teach sustainable gardening, grow an abundance of food and donate surplus food to those in need. In addition to a demonstration area, we are a community of volunteers, and sustainable food enthusiasts striving to enrich the lives of those around us with gardening.
Bridge of Hope
Bridge of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in transition. Transition can mean many things; recovery from a drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, illness, loss of a job, divorce, struggling single parent, widowhood as well as refuges coming to America. Lending a helping hand through difficult time can be a significant turning point in one’ life. Bridge of Hope was established to come along side those in transition, to support them through spiritual and practical means so that they have an opportunity to be successful.
The Second Chance Youth Garden is located on our campus. This Garden is a six-week job training program for young people ages 14-24 who have had involvement with the juvenile justice system. As a partnership with San Diego County Juvenile Court and Community School (JCCS) system, this program combines in-class and experiential learning to increase youth awareness of urban agriculture and food justice, and help move them towards successful high school graduation.