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On Paris, Beirut, & Burundi: Responding when the whole world hurts

By: Lucy Duncan
Published: November 20, 2015
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Lucy Duncan relfects on the recent crises and devastations that have happened worldwide and offers symptoms, a diagnosis, and possible remedies for the current situation. 

About the Author

Lucy serves as Director of Friends Relations for AFSC. She has been a storyteller for 20 years and has worked with Quaker meetings on telling stories for racial justice and of spiritual experience. Before working for AFSC, she was Director of Communications at FGC, managed QuakerBooks of FGC, and owned and managed her own children's bookstore in Omaha, The Story Monkey. She attends Green Street Friends Meeting (PhYM) and lives with her son and partner in a Quaker cemetery.

Peace by Piece in New Orleans: an interview with Tabitha Mustafa

By: Genevieve Beck-Roe
Published: November 12, 2015
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About the Author

Genevieve Beck-Roe is serving as the Friends Relations Fellow with AFSC as part of Quaker Voluntary Service's Alumni Fellowship for 2015-16. Genevieve grew up in Chicago and graduated in 2014 from Earlham College. She has previously worked and been active around issues of mass incarceration and immigrant detention at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, and is excited to engage those issues in a Quaker context at AFSC. She swam in the ocean for the first time in August and it was great.

In Jerusalem: Surviving the haze of fear

By: Ilona Kassissieh
Published: November 11, 2015
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A reflection on the current situation in Jerusalem and how those living there are impacted by a constant haze of fear.

About the Author

Ilona Kassissieh is AFSC’s advocacy and communications coordinator working in the Jerusalem office. She was raised in the town of Bethlehem and left the country to pursue her graduate studies from the University of Grenoble III in France. She has extensive experience working with the civil society sector in Palestine, an experience she gained through her work with the Palestinian NGO Project, funded by the World Bank, to empower civil society. She also served as the spokeswoman and head of the Public Information Office at UNRWA. She is currently living in the Old City of Jerusalem with her husband and three young children.

Refusing to water the seeds of war: AFSC and BDS

By: Mike Merryman-Lotze
Published: November 6, 2015
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AFSC believes that boycott, divestment, and sanctions tactics, when used strategically, are effective nonviolent tools for realizing political and social change.   

About the Author

Mike Merryman-Lotze is the American Friends Service Committee’s Palestine-Israel Program Director.  He coordinates AFSC’s Israel and Palestine focused advocacy and policy programming, working closely with AFSC’s offices in Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza, and throughout the US.  From 2000 through 2003 Mike worked as a researcher with a human rights organization in the West Bank, and from 2007 through 2010 he worked in Save the Children UK’s Jerusalem office managing child rights and child protection programming.  Between these two experiences he worked for an international development NGO managing community and local government development programs in Lebanon, Jordan, and Yemen.  

Let Your Life Speak

By: Genevieve Beck-Roe
Published: November 5, 2015
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This deck of seven cards shares stories of work in Quaker communities for loving justice in response to institutional racism, a broken immigration system, and more. Each story is ministry and will hopefully move Friends to seek out their place in work for peace with justice.

About the Author

Genevieve Beck-Roe is serving as the Friends Relations Fellow with AFSC as part of Quaker Voluntary Service's Alumni Fellowship for 2015-16. Genevieve grew up in Chicago and graduated in 2014 from Earlham College. She has previously worked and been active around issues of mass incarceration and immigrant detention at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, and is excited to engage those issues in a Quaker context at AFSC. She swam in the ocean for the first time in August and it was great.

Building community, growing food, co-creating change: An interview with Crystal Gonzalez

By: Genevieve Beck-Roe
Published: November 3, 2015
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About the Author

Genevieve Beck-Roe is serving as the Friends Relations Fellow with AFSC as part of Quaker Voluntary Service's Alumni Fellowship for 2015-16. Genevieve grew up in Chicago and graduated in 2014 from Earlham College. She has previously worked and been active around issues of mass incarceration and immigrant detention at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, and is excited to engage those issues in a Quaker context at AFSC. She swam in the ocean for the first time in August and it was great.

Quakers and migrant justice

By: Lucy Duncan
Published: November 2, 2015
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In this video, AFSC staff discuss the current status of migrants and immigration in this country and propose ways that Quakers can get involved to work for change.

About the Author

Lucy serves as Director of Friends Relations for AFSC. She has been a storyteller for 20 years and has worked with Quaker meetings on telling stories for racial justice and of spiritual experience. Before working for AFSC, she was Director of Communications at FGC, managed QuakerBooks of FGC, and owned and managed her own children's bookstore in Omaha, The Story Monkey. She attends Green Street Friends Meeting (PhYM) and lives with her son and partner in a Quaker cemetery.

In the morning in Jerusalem I ask, “until when?”

By: Mati Gomis-Perez
Published: October 30, 2015
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The escalation of violence and tension in Jerusalem, the long term inequities, oppression and dispossession of Palestinians under occupation inspires Mati Gomis-Perez, AFSC's Israel-Palestine Director, to ask, "Until when?" - Lucy

About the Author

Mati Gomis-Perez is AFSC Country Representative for Israel and Palestine based in East Jerusalem.  Before she joined the AFSC last November, 2013, she had worked for a number of non-governmental organizations in Spain and the occupied Palestinian territory, for UN Women in New York and Jordan and the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation in Jerusalem during the Second Intifada.  She has done consultancies in Cambodia, Sahrawi Refugee Camps in Algeria and Colombia evaluating humanitarian and development projects.  

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