Places of Conscience Project

AFSC is requesting your input on a new project they are working on. See below for more details.

Imagine a walking tour of New York City (and a matching interactive web page) covering the places in New York’s history where people have taken a stand of conscience against war and militarism.

Here at the AFSC in New York, we’re creating such a tour. We’re calling it Places of Conscience.

We’re creating a map of twenty sites in New York City which highlight, among other things, acts of conscientious objection to military service, war tax resistance, and nonviolent civil disobedience against particular wars or particular weapons.

In today’s militarized society, there are opportunities for each person to be a conscientious objector. By informing the public about New York’s long history of conscientious objection, pacifism, and war resistance, we hope to strengthen the spirit and stamina for our current peace efforts and to honor the peace voices that came before us.

This letter is going out to colleagues and friends around the country because many of you have ties to New York City and we warmly welcome your assistance with this:

Do you have sites to recommend?
Do you have recommendations that can help us with our historical research?
Are you available to help us with historical research?
Can you share this letter with others?

Let us know what you think! We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Dorie Wilsnack

Places of Conscience/Other Options Program
American Friends Service Committee
15 Rutherford Place
New York, NY 10003