Scilla Wahrhaftig gave the following talk as the keynote speaker at Lake Erie Yearly Meeting in July, 2014.
I want to start by reading a quote from London Yearly Meeting Quaker Faith and Practice.
Respect that of God though it may be expressed in unfamiliar ways or be difficult to discern. Each of us has a particular experience of God and each must find the way to be true to it. When words are strange or disturbing to you, try to sense where they come from and what nourished the lives of others.
The turnout to see the Windows and Mirrors exhibit, American Friends Service Committee’s wonderful traveling exhibit of art on Afghanistan from artists around the country, has been very gratifying. Over 800 people attended the opening, which coincided with a downtown gallery crawl. Many of the people attending would not normally come to AFSC events. In all about 1,100 people attended the events or saw the exhibit during the two weeks it was being shown.
On Saturday, February 19th, at 685 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA (Old Venice Jail), SPARC’s historic headquarters since 1977, SPARC’s Planet Siqueiros Series hosts an opening exhibition of Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, a free exhibitsponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence.
Young winners of $1 Trillion contest show how they’d spend money wasted on two wars
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and The National Priorities Project (NPP) have announced the six lucky winners of the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” video contest.
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