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Summer is Quaker travel season, a time when Yearly Meeting annual sessions and Quaker gatherings of all sorts occur one after the other, often concurrently, from the middle of May until early...
Tetiena Harley, the Friends Relations summer intern, sat down with Hector Cortez, the Deputy General Secretary, to discuss his journey to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and how he...
Note: Mike Merryman-Lotze wishes to make clear that these are his personal views. This piece was originally published by Mondoweiss. - Lucy As I have written and spoken about what is...
Note: Here are three testimonies of people who are experiencing the current bombardment on Gaza. - Lucy Testimony from Mrs. Naji H. Al Jamel, a social worker at the Union of Health Work Committees in...
Note: Sahar Vardi is the Coordinator of the Israel Program in AFSC's office in East Jerusalem. She is a refuser and has been working actively to oppose the occupation of Palestinian territory and the...
Note: Udi Segal, a 19 year old Israeli, refused his mandatory military service last Monday (July 28) and was sentenced to 20 days in prison. Especially now, as Israel's ongoing attack on Gaza has...
Note: I met Firas Ramalawi in May; he handled security for the AFSC staff delegation visit and was a bright, kind guide for us all. He works with AFSC’s Gaza office as their office manager.  He...
Note: I met Ayah Bashir in Gaza in May. She is a program participant in AFSC’s Palestinian Youth: Together for Change program and has worked nonviolently for peace for years. She supports the Boycott...
“If you've come here to help me, you're wasting your time. But if you've come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” ― Australian Aboriginal Elder Lilla Watson Bil...
Note: Sandra Tamari’s recent post on Acting in Faith spoke of the terrible price parents in the Occupied West Bank have paid for years with little or no protest from the international community as...
Note: With the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers, the abduction and burning alive of a young Palestinian, it seemed important to offer some thoughts here. These events happen against a...
Note: This post is the fourth in a series of Acting in Faith entries by members of a May AFSC staff delegation to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Mike Merryman-Lotze is program...
Note: This post is one of a series of reflections from ten AFSC staff who went on a delegation to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory in May, 2014. AFSC began its work in Gaza in 1948...
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression before—organizing Quakers is like “herding cats,” an impossibly frustrating task, often leading to an overabundance of structures created to quell the...
Note: In early May I was one of ten AFSC staff that traveled to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories to learn about AFSC’s work, meet partners and learn about the current context and...