Friends Service Council (FSC), standing committee est. 1927 by the Religious Society of Friends that was responsible for the overseas work of Quakers from Great Britain and Ireland. Devoted to Quaker principles of peace and reconciliation, the organization was involved in missionary and relief work and in international service. The FSC shared the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize with the American Friends Service Committee. It was superseded by Quaker Peace and Social Witness in 1978.
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