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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...
Note: I sent Max Carter a note about an unrelated matter and he sent me these reflections about the recent mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., which he posted on the Guilford College Friends Center...
“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...
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...
Introduction: Today we will peacefully elect (or re-elect) a president and many other national and local representatives. But peaceful elections can't necessarily be taken for granted. Kenya will...
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...
This a guest blog post by Gabriela Flora, AFSC Regional Project Voice Organizer - Lucy Often the first step to becoming an ally is hearing and really listening to another person’s story.  I went...
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: 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 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...
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...