Retired Earlham College professor Paul Lacey became a Quaker as he started college. Although planning to be a civil liberties lawyer, the love of literature overcame that intention and led to his teaching career. Paul says, “That change was hard. Lawyering would do practical good for people, but teaching literature wasn’t so clear cut. I knew that I wanted to help increase the happiness in the world, to lessen the suffering; to help liberate people from ignorance, prejudice, injustice, to live joyfully and help others to the same.
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 office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.