The modern reputation of Friends in the United States and Europe is grounded in the relief work they have conducted in the presence and aftermath of war. Friends (also known as Quakers) have coordinated the feeding and evacuation of children from war zones, helped displaced people without regard to politics, and engaged in the relief of suffering around the world. This work was acknowledged when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1947 to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Friends Service Council of Great Britain. More often, however, Quakers live, worshipm and work quietly, without seeking public attention. Today, the Friends are a worldwide body recognized for their Christ-centered message of integrity and simplicity, as well as their nonviolent stance and affirnation of the belief that all people--women as well as men--may be called to ministry.