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I talked recently with Ng Shui Meng, the wife of Sombath Somphone, a Laotian man and close associate of AFSC who ran civil society programs in Laos until he disappeared in December, 2012.  Despite...
I started taking yoga again a few months ago in a well lit, open studio in west Philadelphia. The teacher started the class by saying that yoga isn’t a religion; it is a spiritual practice open to...
In the Mar Vista housing project, residents are not allowed to plant food or flowers in their yards.  When I was in Los Angeles in February, Carlos “Elmo” Gomez, who works with AFSC, showed me his...
Note: Here is a slide show of the 2014 AFSC Corporation Meeting, the theme of which was, "Working Steadfastly for Peace in Israel-Palestine." Friends from throughout the United States gathered to...
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (@FCNL) and the American Friends Service Committee (@...
Before the end of the year I posted this question on Facebook and I received an amazing string of answers. To me such an exercise is powerfully expressive of Quaker faith, which is not doctrinal but...
Note: Here is a poem, which came to me in worship, to celebrate the Winter Solstice. - Lucy The snow is melting, the air is crisp I sit in meeting for worship Notice the ticking of the clock A siren...
Today people are traveling across the United States to make their way to the homes of loved ones to share food and celebrate Thanksgiving. Sometimes these encounters will be joyful, and sometimes...
Note: I took a walk recently with my son and partner in Tinicum, also known as the John...
“Can the Bible be redeemed? Has it been used as a weapon so much that we cannot redeem it?” These were questions that the Rev. Naim Ateek, founder of the Friends of Sabeel, asked at the...
Note: Vincent Harding was a close friend of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the primary author of "Beyond...
Note: Here is a brief exchange between Vincent Harding, an author of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech Beyond Vietnam and Professor of Religion...
Note: All included images are by Michael Fleshman. “The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." Audre Lorde It took me a few days to cry after the George Zimmerman verdict. I read...
Note: Madeline Schaefer, Aarati Kasturirangan, and I attended a Healing and Rebuilding our Communities (HROC) workshop in Baltimore in May. This is the second of three posts about aspects of the...
I live with my family in a 17-acre Quaker cemetery outside of the west edge of Philadelphia. My...

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