Links to other organizations
Alternatives to Violence Project
Founded in and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners and others, and building on a spiritual base, AVP encourages every person's innate power to positively transform themselves and the world.
American Friends Service Committee
AFSC is a Quaker organization which has programs that focus on issues related to economic justice, peace-building, social justice, and youth in the United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Offers advice about countering harassment to parents and children, address to educators, and frequently asked questions and answers about Arab-Americans.
Annenberg Classroom offers a wide array of educational resources under a single umbrella. Educators can find curricula, lesson plans, multimedia programs, and other teaching materials all indexed and in conformance with the educational standards of their state. Search by keyword, by subject area, or by state standard to find one of the richest sets of teaching aids available in a single location.
Offers activities to help educate about and challenge prejudice and discrimination, including 101 ways to beat prejudice, and discussing hate and violence with children.
Beyond Diversity 101
Diversity training has traditionally been based in models driven by guilt and blame. We believe that if the goal is to become a more whole society, such trainings are highly ineffective. We need to move beyond the vicious cycles that are embedded in these old “Diversity 101” models. We can, in fact, abolish systematic discrimination within and without. It requires recognizing, taking responsibility, shifting mindsets while continually building and utilizing effective skills. Beyond Diversity 101 is for all who choose to transform systems of separation and power-over. It is for those who want to work toward wholeness — within and without.
Bolivian Quaker Education Fund
A Friends Council on Education Affiliate Member Organization
The mission of Bolivian Quaker Education Fund is to strengthen ties between Bolivian Quakers and those of North America and Europe through programs that improve the education of Bolivian Quakers and of Quaker schools in Bolivia and neighboring countries. The organization grew out of visits to Bolivia organized by Quaker Study Tours beginning in 1995, and out of a visit to US Quakers in 2001 by two young Bolivian Quaker teachers, Loida Cutipa and Cecilia Paco.
Bright Invention uses improvisation to empower people and organizations to unlock their potential. We offer professional development programs for teachers on using games and structured improv to teach and a gently interactive workshop on allyship, all available for Act 48 C.E. credit in Pennsylvania.
Children's Creative Response to Conflict
This program was established in 1972 by the New York Quaker Project on Community Conflict and is now incorporated as Creative Response to Conflict. As a result of years of nonviolence training, the staff realized that the seeds of violence are often planted in children at an early age. They began adapting, for young children's skills, the methods used with adults, starting with weekly workshops in New York City public schools. Now, tens of thousands of CCRC workshops have been conducted in the New York area, North America, Europe, Asia, Central and South America.
Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
Primary Advocate for American Private Education The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools. There are 33,740 private schools in America; in fact, one in four of the nation’s schools is a private school. More than six million students (11 percent of all students) attend them. CAPE member organizations represent about 80 percent of private school enrollment nationwide.
Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education is a non-profit organization working to help schools integrate spiritual and ethical education into the curriculum.CSEE sponsors workshops and publishes a newsletter.
Educators for Social Responsibility
Offers programs to help build a more positive school climate, create a safer, more respectful, more personalized learning environment, and integrate social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, and diversity education.
Friends Association for Higher Education
Friends Association of Higher Education provides support and a link with tradition in the work of Quaker higher education.The organization an annual conference with a theme around a topic of critical importance to Friends Education that to connect all who share Quaker ideals of higher education, whether at Quaker or non-Quaker institutions.
Friends Center is a hub for Quaker activity in Philadelphia and around the world. The Friends Center campus houses an active Quaker meeting; local, regional, and international Quaker organizations; and like-minded groups working for peace and justice. Friends Center also serves as a meeting place, providing a quiet area for 2 – 3 or space accommodating up to 700 for lectures and events.
Haverford College's Special Collections Department
The Quaker Collection is a collection of more than 30,000 printed volumes some dating back to the 17th century. Much of the material consists of family papers including letters, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, etc.
Henry J. Cadbury Library of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
This library, located at Friends Center, Philadelphia, Pa., and searchable via the web, has an extensive collection of 18,000 books and audiovisual items. A large proportion of the circulation is distributed by mail. Over 100 booklists are available on the major subjects of the collection. The entire book collection is available to all Friends school teachers and librarians.
Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a relief, service, community development and peace agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. Videos available for lean or purchase - extensive collection of titles on peace education, social awareness and global issues.
National Association for Independent Schools
The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 40 individuals, is a membership organization and the national voice of independent education. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well. The organization offers a broad variety of services and products.
National Museum of American Jewish History
Situated on Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall—just a block from the Liberty Bell—The National Museum of American Jewish History offers a range of uniquely engaging and interactive visits for students of every age. NMAJH presents educational programs featuring primary sources, and original artifacts that inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire. Our object-based lessons provide students with opportunities to develop skills in comprehension and critical thinking through close engagement with primary documents, historic artifacts, maps, and interactive visual and audio displays. Students learn to observe, listen, and participate effectively in group discussions. These lessons can serve as compelling topics for project-based curricula and individual research projects.
National Peace Academy
National Peace Academy is a non-profit educational organization that responds to today’s social, institutional , and ecological challenges. To build peace, The National Peace Academy does restorative justice training with a focus on RJ practices in schools; truth-telling and national dialogues around racial justice, religious intolerance, natural resources; development of peace curricula for schools; and much more.
Empowerment Through Social Action
The Nobis Project is a non-profit organization that supports youth, educational and community leaders in building skills to critically analyze issues that impact our society and take actions towards instigating positive change. The Nobis Project creates life-long learners who are empowered to improve lives and communities, locally and abroad.
Outlaws and Justice
(Out)Laws & Justice was developed to capture the attention and vibrant energy of youth using educational drama and compelling primary source documents to deliver a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum of American history and English language arts. By studying the conquest of the West, students confront and compare the contested grounds of the frontier and the contested urban grounds where they live today. They then dramatize what they learn in original plays they write and perform on stage.
Founded in 1986, following a suggestion by Vietnamese Zen teacher and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press is the publishing division of Unified Buddhist Church, Inc., dedicated to publishing books on socially engaged Buddhism.
A Friends Council on Education Affiliate Member Organization
Pendle Hill is an adult center for study and contemplation, set on 23 acres near Philadelphia. It was founded in 1930 by the Religious Society of Friends and is open to people of all faiths. Pendle Hill offers a variety of workshops, discussions, and retreat programs. Many workshops sponsored by the Friends Council on Education take place at Pendle Hill. Pendle Hill is an affiliate member of the Friends Council on Education.
Quaker Faith & Play
Spiritual formation through storytelling in a Quaker setting.
Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC)
A grassroots network of Friends holding a sense of stewardship for lifelong Quaker faith formation through religious education. We include Friends from all branches of our international Quaker family. We welcome all Friends involved in religious education. Join us in forming a community of practice to share resources, skills, gifts, questions, and insights, and to support each other in the ministry of Quaker faith formation.
Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)
Since the Quaker UN Offices were established in the early days of the UN, issues concerning the maintenance of peace and security have been at the forefront of their work. Although the particular initiatives have changed over the decades, QUNO continues the struggle to rid the world of weapons and promote the peaceful prevention and resolution of armed conflict. QUNO's work on peacebuilding and disarmament is grounded in the historic Peace Testimony of Friends.
Quaker Voluntary Service
Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) provides Fellowship opportunities for folks 21-30 years old. Participants ("Fellows") work full-time with a local nonprofit, live in communities of 6-8 Fellows, and explore Quaker spirituality. QVS provides room and board, health insurance, student loan support, and more, in addition to a personal stipend and a food stipend. Fellows leave the program with experience at a nonprofit organization and skills for working in social change, more tools for community-building, connection with Friends locally and nationally, and greater grounding and understanding of themselves.
Quaker.org is a comprehensive gateway to Friends organizations and websites.
Resources for Peace Website
The Resources for Peace Page can help you find alternatives to war and violence. The links page includes more than 150 links to peace and social justice groups. A featured group page gives a link to an outstanding peace and justice group. A featured service page links you to a helpful resource for peace and justice work. On the commentary page, you will find a thought-provoking essay on war, and on our film page, you will find a list of recommended films. On this site, you will also find information on how to order our publications on peace and alternatives to violence. Site is provided as a public service by Desktop Resources.
Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund
Funding source for Quakerism in-service and Literature
The purpose of the Fund is to support the understanding and practice of Quaker faith in schools, and to support the growth of a "life lived in the Spirit" by members of the school communities. All Friends schools across the country are eligible to apply. Generous funding from the Sue Turner Fund through Baltimore Yearly Meeting makes it possible for many Friends schools to attend Friends Council programs and purchase literature on Quakerism and Quaker pedagogy. The Fund is intended to be used for: materials, lectures and consultants, workshops and retreats, and programs and activities which help to explain Quaker faith and practice to members of the school communities, to be brought into the schools for individual or groups from the school communities to attend workshops, classes or retreats on Quaker faith and practice and spiritual development and for the creation and distribution of materials related to these issues by members of the school communities.
T. Wistar Brown Teacher's Fund
The T. Wistar Brown Teacher's Fund supports Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Friends who have felt the call to teach at the primary or secondary school level, or those who need financial help to complete their preparation for this work. Others come to us for help with financing further study or improving their training. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting teachers in other than Friends schools are also eligible to receive funds. The Fund is primarily attentive to the needs of teachers in our smaller schools. Those schools are often unable to afford educational assistance grants to their teachers and the Fund gives these teachers first consideration for available funds.
Teaching for Change
Building Social Justice, Starting in the Classroom
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into socially equitable centers of learning where students become architects of a better future. Teaching for Change is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC.
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is a magazine and E-Newsletter that is truly rich with resources, booklists, weblists, articles, classroom activities, and examples of anti-bias work for teachers. The magazine is published twice each year, and the E-Newsletter comes out each month.
United Nations World Food Programme
The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Born in 1962, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. The organization works towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as other government, UN and NGO partners. WFP website has a Student and Teacher Action Center, featuring lesson plans, educational video games, maps and other resources on hunger.
Vihiga Friends Council on Education
An association of Friends schools in Kenya. Interested in creating relationships with Friends schools in the United States. Vihiga Friends Council on Education is an affiliate member of the Friends Council on Education.
Director: Joseph G. Kisia
P.O. Box 168
(254 0722 294 666)
William Penn House
A Friends Council on Education Affiliate Member
Quaker seminar and hospitality center on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. William Penn House has a special ministry to youth — each year we host hundreds of young people as they journey to Washington, D.C. to explore the nation's capitol, get their hands dirty in service projects or attend rallies, seminars and gatherings. The William Penn House offers programs open to youth of various ages, including Washington Quaker Workcamp program.