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AFSC calls for an end of oppression to end the violence in Gaza
In a media world in which crises seem to exist without context, AFSC has issued this call for a sustainable peace with justice in Gaza. Sandra Tamari, a Palestinian Quaker activist in St. Louis, shares this wisdom; Jennifer Bing writes of her recent Gaza visit here. Vigils across the region give voice to our concerns. And some good news: Presbyterians vote to divest from companies which profit from Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.

Understanding the crisis of children at the border
There’s a crisis often without context on the southern border of the U.S., too, where thousands of children fleeing violence from Central America face deportation. AFSC Iowa staff Claudia Thrane and Kenia Calderon gave their perspectives on TV this week. And AFSC volunteer Hector Salamanca’s White House blog shows what happens when immigrants are allowed to dream — and why everyone deserves that chance.

Midwest seeks new Regional Director – resume deadline is July 25
Do you know someone who has a passion for peace and justice – and significant management experience? Perhaps that person is you? AFSC is searching for a new Regional Director for the Midwest Region to be based in Chicago or any of our eight area offices. We encourage you to share this opening with your networks; the deadline for resumes is July 25. Shannon Sullivan, the current Regional Director, has announced her resignation from AFSC for personal reasons; she will stay on until a new director starts.

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