American Friends Service Committee
Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

In 1947 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and British Friends Service Council on behalf of Quakers all around the world, in recognition of 300 years of Quaker efforts to promote peace. Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize can be made by previous Nobel Peace Prize winners. Each year the AFSC’s Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee takes this honor seriously, and selects an individual or organization they believe best manifests "the divine spark in action in the human family." Many of AFSC's nominees have later gone on to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Some of AFSC's nominees are included here. For a complete list, and more about AFSC's vision for peace:

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