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How Quakers can help end mass incarceration

Acting in Faith  |  By Lucy Duncan, Jul 12, 2015
 Another Quaker working to end mass incarceration

Another Quaker working to end mass incarceration

Photo: AFSC / Tony Whyte

AFSC has been collaborating with QuakerSpeak, a project of Friends Journal, on several videos about issues on which AFSC works and how Quakers can support change. The second video in the series of three reflects on "How Quakers can help end mass incarceration" and features AFSC staff members Laura Magnani, Farajii Mohammed, and Lewis Webb. The video includes a link to a webpage which discusses actions that Quakers (and others) can take to help end mass criminalization. 

This past week AFSC supported the launch of a new networking and organizing website for the Quaker Network to end mass incarceration. Though the network is organized by Quakers, all are welcome to join in. At the site you can find a wealth of resources, events, discover programs in your area of interest, and learn about the activities of the network. If you create a profile, you can post resources and events, join discussions, post about programs, and connect with other members of the network through a webform. We are hopeful that many will join the network and participate, and that through connection and engagement, we will be able to work and learn together to help end mass incarceration at the state and national level. Join us at! 

We're partnering with QuakerSpeak, a project of Friends Journal, to encourage Friends around the country to join us in doing spiritually-grounded social justice work. Subscribe to QuakerSpeak for interviews on the core questions of our faith. The videos are directed by Jon Watts. - Lucy

About the Author

Lucy serves as Director of Friends Relations for AFSC. She blogs, organizes Quakers to work for justice, and has helped create AFSC's Sanctuary Everywhere stream of program work. She has been instrumental in the adaptation of Quaker social change ministry as a tool for reclaiming Spirit-guided social change work focused on companioning those most impacted by injustice. She has been a storyteller for 20 years and has worked with Quaker meetings on telling stories for racial justice and of spiritual experience.

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About Friends Relations

Lucy Duncan works with other AFSC staff to foster strong relationships between AFSC and Quakers.

Lucy is AFSC’s Director of Friends Relations. She has been a storyteller for 20 years and has worked with Quaker meetings on telling stories for racial justice and of spiritual experience. She attends Green Street Friends Meeting (PhYM) and lives with her son and partner in a Quaker cemetery.

Sophia is the Friends Relations Fellow this year who works closely with Lucy. She is a recent graduate of Guilford College where she majored in Sustainable Food Systems and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies.