Action Reconciliation Service For Peace - ARSP

1501 Cherry St
Philadelphia PA  19102

Phone: (215) 241-7249

Action Reconciliation Service For Peace - ARSP

Since ARSP, a German volunteer organization, began to work in the United States in 1968, more than 700 volunteers have worked in the United States.

Since ARSP, a German volunteer organization, began to work in the United States in 1968, more than 700 volunteers have worked in the United States in movements for peace and social justice and for reconciliation with the Jewish community.
The first ARSP volunteer placements in the United States began in fall 1968. At the invitation of the U.S. peace churches and the United Church of Christ, volunteers worked at camps for children from poor neighborhoods, community centers in urban ghettos, halfway houses, camps of migrant workers, and on Indian reservations.
In the 1970s, many ARSP volunteers worked in community organizing, especially helping migrant workers and dealing with housing problems.
In the 1980s our volunteers worked with the Jewish community for the first time. By the mid 1990s about half of the volunteers worked in Holocaust education or with the Jewish elderly.
Today our volunteers are active in ten cities in the U.S., specializing in one of four different fields:

* Working in the Jewish Community
* Civic Education and Human Rights
* Social Service with Marginalized Groups
* Community Organizing

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Founded: started its work in the United States in 1968

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Past Events

Meet & Greet: ARSP's New Volunteers 2017-18

Meet & Greet: ARSP's New Volunteers 2017-18
06:30 pm - 09/14/2017

At Action Reconciliation Service For Peace - ARSP

Please join us as we welcome this year’s class of 22 young German volunteers at the beginning of their year of service here in the United States! We will share...

Visit to the USHMM with ARSP

Visit to the USHMM with ARSP
12:00 pm - 06/24/2016

At Action Reconciliation Service For Peace - ARSP

Join us for an exclusive tour with this year's ARSP volunteer at the USHMM. ARSP volunteer Jan Linzenich will share his personal experience as a German volunteer...

Being a German volunteer at Selfhelp - Nazi Victims Services

Being a German volunteer at Selfhelp - Nazi Victims Services
10:00 am - 06/14/2016

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Join us for an exclusive visit at Selfhelp – Nazi Victims Services in New York. Selfhelp was founded by German émigrés in 1936 to help newly arriving European...

Practice German With ARSP

Practice German With ARSP
12:00 pm - 04/12/2016

At Action Reconciliation Service For Peace - ARSP

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? All who wish to hear and speak German are invited to bring their lunch to the upcoming presentation and discussion with ARSP's Katharina von...

Meet&Greet in New York City

Meet&Greet in New York City
06:00 pm - 11/04/2015

At Action Reconciliation Service For Peace - ARSP

We invite you to join us at the ARSP Meet&Greet in New York in November. It will be an informal get-together with local ARSP and Germany Close Up friends and partners...

50 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel

50 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel
06:30 pm - 06/29/2015

At Action Reconciliation Service For Peace - ARSP

Speakers include Dagmar Pruin, Executive Director Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste/ Germany Close Up, Lily Gardner Feldman, AICGS, Hadas Cohen, Israeli Political...

ARSP Stammtisch Berlin

ARSP Stammtisch Berlin
05:00 pm - 04/26/2015

At Action Reconciliation Service For Peace - ARSP

Liebe Ehemaligen: Herzliche Grüße von Mark, der grade in Berlin ist. Habt ihr Lust unseren LBA zu treffen? Dann kommt diesen Sonntag, 17 Uhr, zum "ARSP-Stammtisch"...

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