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Occupy Together: Living Humanly

By: Cara Curtis
Published: October 25, 2011

About the Author

Cara Curtis is a lifelong Quaker who currently lives and worships in West Philadelphia.   She is a listener, sometimes writer, researcher, woman-encourager, triathlon finisher, mashed potato maker, Frisbee player, and believer in stories.  She is currently participating in the Word and World mentoring program and was one of the editors of Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices, published by Friends General Conference.  Cara is unsure of where life will take her in the next several years and is trying to remember that that’s okay.

Occupy Signs

Download these signs to show support for the Occupy movement in your area.  The text on the signs uplifts AFSC principles and federal budget priority policy goals that are resonant with the Occupy movement.  You can take these to your local copy or sign shop and have them reproduced, or print them out at home.

There are 2 sizes:  11x17 or 18x24

  • Speak Truth to Power
  • Tax the Rich and Corporations
  • End the Wars and Military Spending
  • Invest in Jobs and People

Occupy Together: The Prophet and the Castle

By: George Lakey
Published: October 21, 2011

About the Author

George Lakey has been a leader in the field of nonviolent social change since the 1960s and has published extensively for both activist and academic readers. He is the founder and executive director of Training for Change, a Philadelphia-based organization internationally known for its leadership in creating and teaching strategies for nonviolent social change. Lakey has worked in the United States with mineworkers, steelworkers, and civil rights leaders, and, internationally, with South African anti-apartheid activists, Cambodian human rights organizers, and many others. He is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Occupy Together: We are All Moses

By: Noah Baker Merrill
Published: October 18, 2011

About the Author

Noah Baker Merrill is a member of Putney Friends Meeting in Vermont. He travels widely in the ministry, offering messages at Friends' gatherings and beyond; seeking to encourage faithfulness; and nurturing the integration of worship and witness in the Quaker movement. In this service, Noah leads workshops on spiritual activism, "prophetic service", deepening worship, traveling ministry, and the future of the Religious Society of Friends. The minute that accompanies him in this service, endorsed by New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM), recognizes his call to a ministry of "waking hearts." Noah serves on the working group launching Quaker Voluntary Service - - offering opportunities for transformative service and witness through living Quaker faith communities. In 2009, for work supporting a future of peace for and with the people of Iraq, Utne Reader magazine recognized him as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World." He can be reached by email.

Occupy Together: the People’s Mic

By: Lucy Duncan
Published: October 14, 2011

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.


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