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“No more hurting people. Peace.”                                 -  Martin Richard, 8, killed at the Boston...
Jacqueline Duhart, a Unitarian minister, runs a women’s group at Dublin Federal Women’s Prison south of Oakland for AFSC. The original leaders adapted Pace e Bene’s Traveling with the Turtle, a...
“There is no greater agony than carrying an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou I spent a day with Pablo Paredes and a few of the courageous immigrant youth with whom he works when I was in...
On the occasion of the seating of the Maine-Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Lucy Duncan   “People can be transformed by being open and human. We believe that people have a need...
“These are revolutionary times. All over the globe men are revolting against old systems of exploitation and oppression, and out of the wombs of a frail world, new systems of justice and equality are...
Denise Altvater is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and has worked for AFSC for eighteen years.  She has been instrumental in developing the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission between...
In the Liberian version of the Christmas story, “Every Man Heart Lay Down,” retold by author Lorenz Graham, God is frustrated. He says, “The people no hear My Word, The people no walk my way, Nev...
“Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can do — every one — our share to redeem the world...
by Lucy Duncan Thanks to Andrew Tomlinson, Director of QUNO-NY, Olivia Ensign, QUNO Program Assistant, and Theresa Kirby for assistance composing this post. Security was tight in New York City as...
After the election I remembered this quotation by Martin Luther King, Jr., from his speech Beyond Vietnam at the Riverside Church in 1967: A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question...
In August I spent a day in New Mexico, visiting AFSC’s farmer training program near Albuquerque. I met the trainees, hearing from AFSC’s Sayrah Namaste about elements of the program and upcoming...
by Lucy Duncan This post is an excerpt from the 2012 Weed Lecture I presented at the Beacon Hill Friends House on May 20th. The lecture is an annual event honoring Ernest and Esther Weed, who were...
by Lucy Duncan My family and I live in a multicultural neighborhood just west of Philadelphia. My neighbors include many new immigrants from India, Bangladesh, Korea, Vietnam, Greece, and other...
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...