Friends of Friends

“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”

Margaret Mead


Useful links to other organizations’ websites and information


Alternatives to Violence Project

The Alternatives to Violence Project was founded by a group of Quakers and prisoners in Green Haven Prison in New York in 1975 in response to the Attica Prison “riots”. Santa Barbara Friends Meeting has been a strong supporter of the Alternatives to Violence Project conflict resolution workshops, since this program came to  California in 1991. (For more information on AVP in California visit or call 800 905 6765 ext 2.) Read more…

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Clue (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice)

Santa Barbara Friends Meeting is a member of Clue. find out more about the work we do together, here.

Coalition against Gun Violence, Santa Barbara

The goals of the Coalition Against Gun Violence are to create a safer community by combating gun violence through educational activities and to advocate for effective local, state and national programs, policies, and legislation.

Las Abuellitas, Santa Barbara

Read more about the work of Las Abuelitas in Santa Barbara.

Prison visiting

James Robertson, a member of our Meeting, visits prisoners at the Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc under the auspicious of the organization Prisoner Visitation Support (PVS)  Although PVS is not a religious program the organization has Quaker ties and its offices are a part of AFSC in Philadelphia. Connect with James to learn more.

Vandenburg Vigil

Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) is a key player in developing, testing, and launching missiles and satellites. You can find out more about what is happening at the base by visiting There is a monthly vigil at the main gate to VAFB.  Currently we meet there with other protestors from 3:45pm to 4:45pm on the first Wednesday of each month. If you would like to join the vigil or learn more…

Veterans for Peace, Santa Barbara

Our Meeting has close ties with Veterans for Peace, who pledge to use non-violent means. They maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.



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