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Stories and Qualities of Spirit-Led Action

By: Lucy Duncan
Published: August 3, 2012

Denise Altvater (far right)and siblings weeks before they were taken from the reservation and placed in a non-native foster home by the state of Maine.

Photo: AFSC

In spirit-led action the condition of the heart seems central – that in order to create lasting resolution to hurts and conflict,  listening, telling the truth about people’s experiences of injustice, and having the courage to love beyond assumptions and societal constructs are all central. Does this resonate with your own experience? Tell your own stories of spirit-led action here or talk about the qualities you believe are essential in spirit-led action.

(Read more about Denise Altvater - in the picture to the left - and the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Commission.)

About the Author

Lucy Duncan

Lucy serves as Director of Friends Relations for AFSC. She has been a storyteller for 20 years and has worked with Quaker meetings on telling stories for racial justice and of spiritual experience. Before working for AFSC, she was Director of Communications at FGC, managed QuakerBooks of FGC, and owned and managed her own children's bookstore in Omaha, The Story Monkey. She attends Green Street Friends Meeting (PhYM) and lives with her son and partner in a Quaker cemetery.

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