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5 Things your meeting/church can do to work to Humanize Not Militarize

Acting in Faith  |  By Lucy Duncan, Nov 5, 2015
Photo: AFSC

1.   Learn

2.   Join the virtual conversation, and use the hashtag #HumanizeNotMilitarize 

  • Bring attention to local examples of responses and resistance to militarism on social media.
  • Follow @AFSCPeace for updates on our twitter power hours.
  • Share images from the exhibit on your social media, and engage with friends/community about their responses.

3.   Create a video!

4.   Host An Exhibit or Screening

  • Bring the poster exhibit to your meeting, school, community center, etc. Email us at if you are interested.
  • Invite local activists to speak on a panel, connecting their work to Humanize Not Militarize.
  • Plan a screening of HNM videos for Spring 2016— borrow a projector and find a place to do it.  
  • Use the HNM Training Resources with youth in your meeting.

5.   Take Action!

  • Print out your favorite posters, and use them as signs during demonstrations, or ask local business owners or educators to display them in their windows.  
  • Support AFSC campaigns on militarism.
  • Organize a Study into Action group and read books that HNM suggests.  We’ll provide discussion questions and suggested actions to take.


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.