Fasting for justice can be a powerful and emotional experience. It is the hope that each individual who participates in a fast for justice will be transformed and challenged through that fasting, as well as through reflection and prayer.
It is also the hope that some fasts for justice will have an external impact as well, possibly influencing those in power to stand up against injustice and to support policies that affirm the human and civil rights of immigrants and all people.
Mara Davidson, left, and Sara Crippen served as AFSC Iowa interns in the Spring of 2011. Mara helped revamp AFSC Iowa's social media presence, and Sara welcomed walk-in clients for AFSC's Immigrants Voice legal services program.
AFSC Iowa interns Mara Davidson and Sara Crippen interviewed a number of immigrants from several countries who come to AFSC for immigration legal services during Tuesday afternoon walk-in hours. Mara edited audio clips from the interviews and prepared these stories:
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.