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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...
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...
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...
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...
Note: The below blog post was written by Lucy Duncan, but with contributions and editorial support by Gabriela Flora, Jenn Piper, and M'Annette Ruddell. “That invisibility to which I refer occurs...
I’ve seen many minutes from monthly and yearly meetings and other Quaker bodies on the Occupy movement go by posted on Facebook. It seems to me it would be great to have a place to post all of them,...
by Lucy Duncan “Slowly we learn that we are all broken, all less than perfect, and that God loves us, each one, wonderfully even so. Slowly we learn that the real love for one another we crave is not...
"Let the tension between reality and possibility break [our] collective heart open to justice, truth, and love."    - Parker Palmer Last summer, I took a Quakers and Social Class...
Regularly I will be posting a query to invite dialogue on a topic of interest to Friends. Please respond as you are led. You can sign up to see replies to the thread of comments...
I used to teach second grade at an inner city elementary school in Vallejo, California. I was teaching there when the riots occurred in Los Angeles in response to the initial verdict acquitting four...