Acting in Faith

Connecting Friends to the work of AFSC  Subscribe

A blog published by the

American Friends Service Committee (logo)

Posts related to: Acting In Faith

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...
Note: This interview is the fourth in the Acting in Faith series of interviews with Quaker activists. I define activist in the broadest sense - those working for justice and healing in many divergent...
Note: The below interview by Silas Wanjala is the third in a series of Interviews with Quaker Activists. I define activist in the broadest sense – those working to help to mend and heal the world, to...
by Lucy Duncan Introduction: This is the second in AFSC's Acting in Faith series of interviews with Quaker Activists. You can read all of them here. Niyonu Spann created Beyond Diversity 101 many...
by Lucy Duncan There’s a Godly Play©* version of the story of Adam and Eve in which the moment of crisis is one of recognizing separateness.  Before eating from the tree of the knowledge of good...
by Lucy Duncan During my time at the World Gathering of Friends at Kabarak University in Nakuru, Kenya, most mornings there was no water available on the dormitory floor where I was staying. The...
compiled by Lucy Duncan Note: Below are excerpts from the addresses during daily worship and plenary sessions at the 6th World Conference of Friends in Nakuru, Kenya. My sense of the spirit at the...
To Friends Everywhere, "Power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice and justice at its...
Note: The below interview by Silas Wanjala is the first in a series of interviews with Quaker activists.  I define activist in the broadest sense – those working to help to mend and heal the...
Note: I offered the below prayer at a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event in Philadelphia sponsored by the Occupy Philly Labor Working Group. The event emphasized labor rights and remembering King...
“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.” – Audre Lorde Since...
Note: This week marks the 100th birthday of Bayard Rustin.  During the AFSC Corporation meeting, we celebrated Rustin's life by watching the movie Brother Outsider and engaging in conversation...
Note: This guest post in part responds to an earlier discussion on this blog, "What makes a Quaker organization Quaker?" - Lucy by Doug Bennett How is AFSC a Quaker organization? This was one thread...
by Lucy Duncan How can active nonviolence bring about the change we seek? What are models of successful uses of nonviolence? What about strategy, how does that inform our organizing? How do we love...
by Lucy Duncan Having worked at Friends General Conference and now AFSC, as well as having F/friends who work in Quaker schools, colleges, and yearly meetings, I’ve heard a lot of conversation about...