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Acting in Faith with AFSC at the Friends General Conference Gathering

Acting in Faith with AFSC at the Friends General Conference Gathering

Friends General Conference is an umbrella organization serving liberal Quakers in the United States.

Photo: AFSC
Friends and AFSC staff engage at the AFSC Corporation meeting

Friends and AFSC staff engage at the AFSC Corporation meeting

Photo: AFSC / Bryan Vana
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 12:00pm

Be humble, be faithful, be BOLD through Spirit-led action!

Join AFSC from July 3rd through July 9th, 2016 at the Friends General Conference Gathering, a yearly gathering of unprogrammed Friends, at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, for a week of workshops, afternoon events, interest groups and evening presentations to explore the spiritual grounding for action, the nuts and bolts of organizing, and information about issues.

Workshops led by AFSC Staff

Week-long morning workshops at the Gathering include four led by AFSC staff:

A Series of Afternoon Events

Afternoon events will include: 

  • Living up to our Light: a panel presentation on dismantling racism among Friends
  • Quaker social change ministry: embrace Spirit-led activism while accompanying those impacted by injustice
  • Building the movement to end the New Jim Crow with the Quaker Network to end Mass Incarceration
  • No Way to Treat a Child: Ending Israeli military detention
  • Waging Peace, a book talk with David Hartsough

AFSC will offer at least one interest group on Tuesday evening TBD 

Contact Information: 

Lucy Duncan or Greg Elliott.

Location

College of St. Benedict
37 S. College Avenue
56374 St. Joseph , MN