Meeting/Church Liaison Program

Acting in Faith podcast: How Quaker meetings/churches can get more involved in the work of AFSC

On October 18, 2012 Lucy Duncan, AFSC’s Friends Liaison, and Madeline Schaefer, Friends Relations Fellow, discussed a new and developing program at AFSC—the Quaker Meeting/Church Liaison Program.

The liaison program supports Quaker congregations’ work for peace and justice, while at the same time working to broaden the impact of AFSC’s programs.

On this call, Lucy and Madeline discussed how the program was developed, the components of the program, and how your meeting/church can get involved.

Meeting/Church Liaison organizing calls

Join us each month as we discuss how your congregation can engage in the work of AFSC. These monthly calls are an opportunity to learn from AFSC staff about specific focus issues and campaigns, and hear ideas of how to get involved. Each one is also an opportunity to speak with other Quakers from the around the country about strategies for how to engage in collective social change work.

Ways to engage

The Meeting/Church liaison program is designed to meet congregations where they are at--whether big or small, active or inactive, we want to help your congregation work with the AFSC to build the movement for a more justice and equitable world.

Below we have outlined two possible ways to get involved:

Model 1:  Connect your congregation to the work of AFSC through monthly updates and activities.

Model 2:  Identify one issue that resonates with the interests in your community and focus on that issue throughout the year.

5 things your congregation can do to support prison concerns

1. Educate yourselves about mass incarceration

Korbin Felder is an intern with AFSC in Michigan

Whether you have direct experience or not, get background information, and educate yourselves about the problem of mass incarceration. 

Acting in Faith podcast: How AFSC and Quakers are partnering to end the conflict in Israel/Palestine

Mike Merryman-Lotze and Anne Remley on Israel/Palestine, BDS, and Quaker involvement in efforts to end the conflict in the regio

Invite Quaker Youth to think about military spending

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

Invite youth in your meeting to consider military spending by participating in the 2013 "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival.

Acting in Faith podcast: If I Had a Trillion Dollars: Program call with Erin Polley

Listen to Erin Polley as she speaks with members of the Meeting/Church Liaison program about the 3rd annual, "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" youth film festival, to be held in February, 2013.  You can hear Erin give a full program description, followed by a question and answer period with Quakers interested in bringing the festival and its curriculum to their local meetings.

Acting in Faith podcast: Meeting/Church Liaison Program: Testimonies Booklet

Listen to Friends Liaison, Lucy Duncan, describe the adult Religious Education component of the new Meeting/Church Liaison program.  This audio was recorded during AFSC's October Program Update.  You can listen to the entire update here.

Acting in Faith podcast: Creation Story: the new Meeting/Church Liaison Program

Listen to Friends Liaison, Lucy Duncan, describe the development of the new Meeting/Church Liaison program.  This audio was recorded during AFSC's October Program Update.  You can listen to the entire update here.

Acting in Faith: Meeting/Church Liaison Program: Ending the Occupation

Listen to Friends Liaison, Lucy Duncan, describe the Israeli Divestment focus area in the new Meeting/Church Liaison program.  This audio was recorded during AFSC's October Program Update.  You can listen to the entire update here.

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

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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