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North Carolina church fires: rebuilding in the spirit of community

Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan’s Purse site manager Wayne Shoemaker (center) and director Todd Taylor (right) with AFSC Greensboro staff member Toni Etheridge.

A string of half a dozen Southern Black churches burned days after nine African American worshippers were gunned down during bible service at Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The alleged individual responsible for the shooting, a 21-year-old white male, reportedly wanted to start a race war. Previous news reports like this one question reliable linkage to hate crimes. A few of the fires were ruled arson after an investigation. One fire hit close to home: Briar Creek Road Baptist church in Charlotte, North Carolina fell victim to arson.

Dinner and some movies!

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Friends from across Greensboro for an engaging, educational and fun evening. Share a potluck meal.

View several short films produced by immigrants and refugees, learn more about AFSC's work with immigrants, and share your ideas for how to make our community more welcoming.

The films are a powerful and inspiring way to hear immigrant stories in their own voices.


Bring a dish if you are able!

Holiday Recycle Sale to benefit AFSC

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

The Holiday Recycle Sale to benefit AFSC will be held at Gwynedd Friends Meeting.

You are welcome to come hunt for treasures for yourself or your gift list.

Iowa City Friends Minute on Immigration

2010 Minute on Immigration: We approve the following minute:

Iowa City Friends of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), in keeping with our testimony of the Light within, or that of God in each person, recognize all persons as brothers and sisters, equal and infinitely valuable.

IMYM Minute on Immigration Reform


InterMountain Yearly Meeting Minute on Recent Immigration Legislation and Comprehensive Immigration Reform (June 2010)

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