American Friends Service Committee ORITA Program
The AFSC is a Nobel Peace Prize winning Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. The Orita Program was established in 1995 by the AFSC. Orita is a word from the Yoruba language of Africa meaning "crossroads". Orita's is a community education and peace-building program that builds local alliances and support networks to create strategic links engaging those working for peace and economic justice.