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Update: In May the Israeli High Court of Justice turned down a request for a judicial order to halt the demolition of the West Bank village of Susiya. Up to 100 homes are under threat for demolition...
Note: Dominque Stevenson, director of AFSC's Friend of a Friend program in Baltimore, and many other AFSC staff around the country have been very much involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement since...
UPDATE: Oscar was deported by Immigration & Customs Enforcement back to El Salvador Hello Friends, Thank you to everyone who has written letters to help keep Oscar in the United States. Thank you...
David Jaimes was asked to prepare a message for Saturday morning's programmed meeting for worship at the 2015 AFSC Corporation Meeting (March 5-7). David gave powerful vocal ministry inspired by the...
Despite the cancellation of Thursday night's program due to heavy snow, approximately 100 Friends attended the annual Corporation Meeting of AFSC this past weekend in Center City Philadelphia. Our...
Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble began her research on Dr. Virginia M. Alexander (1899-1949) because she is an unsung hero in the field of medicine. Dr. Alexander founded the Aspiranto Health Home in...
The following letter was written by Bayard Rustin in 1943. AFSC is fortunate to have a copy in its archives, which you can find on our...
A gunman who had posted anti-religious messages on Facebook and quarreled with neighbors was charged with killing three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015....
Note: For Black History Month, we will be honoring some of the many Black Quakers who have contributed to the world of Friends and beyond. Barrington Dunbar (1901-1978), like many others, challenged...
In my previous post, I explored the ways that Quakers and Jews have been historically connected and proposed a...
When I tell people that I've just started working for the American Friends Service Committee, some will inevitably scratch their heads and ask, "What is a rabbi doing working for a Quaker...
I am a white person who recently participated in #millionsmarchnyc as part of #BlackLivesMatter.  As a queer, gender-queer person, I know about some forms of oppression, but I didn’t want my own...
Watching Selma in a crowded theater, the connections to the Black Lives Matter movement were very apparent. As Vanessa Julye and Barry Scott said in their...

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