Nobel Peace Prize 2013 - the American Friends Service Committee

Posted by Shofi Fida Friday, March 30, 2012 0 comments
In 1947, the American Friends Service Committee and Friends Service Council in Britain accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of all Quakers. As a Nobel laureate, AFSC is able to nominate a candidate for the peace prize to the Oslo committee. Each year AFSC takes advantage of this opportunity, and we appreciate input from Quakers and other supporters. We invite you to participate in our quest for nominees for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
In choosing its nominee, the AFSC Nobel Committee considers the following criteria:
  • The candidate’s commitment to nonviolent methods.
  • The candidate's character and of her/his sustained contribution to peace.
  • The candidate’s work on issues of peace, justice, human dignity, and the integrity of the environment.
  • The candidate’s possession of a world view and/or global impact as opposed to a parochial concern.
We also consider:
  • Giving attention to candidates from all parts of the world.
  • Noting crisis areas and considering candidates related to them only as a Nobel Prize may, by its timeliness and visibility, offer valuable support to a solution to the crisis.
  • The relevance of a candidate's work to the work of AFSC or other Quaker experience.
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