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Posts from March 2016

Mural painting in Guatemala
By: Willie Colon
Published: March 31, 2016

Art has the power to reach—and move—people beyond what traditional education and organizing can do. And today, a growing number of activists around the world are using art to challenge war and militarism in their communities.

On March 30, AFSC staff members Minerva Mendoza, Tabitha Mustafa, and Erin Polley joined media relations director Alexis Moore for “Cultural organizing: Art as a tool for social change,” a live-streamed discussion. Here’s a recap.

How AFSC programs are using art and cultural organizing in Fresno, Indianapolis, and...

By: Ron and Pam Ferguson
Published: March 30, 2016

Pam and Ron Ferguson were invited to lead programmed worship at AFSC's Annual Corporation meeting on March 5, 2016. Pam and Ron are the Co-Pastors of Winchester Friends Church in Winchester, IN, where they live out Friends' Testimonies with their church community through work in local food pantries, an active Peace and Social Concerns Committee, and...

By: Beth Hallowell
Published: March 29, 2016

Our hearts are grieving for the people of Lahore. It is truly awful what happened last Sunday - at a kids' park no less. But I have to admit: while I watched some of the coverage, I probably read less news about the attacks in Lahore than I did about the same kind of tragedy last week in Brussels. Aside from my daily dose of morning news, and feeling proud of the The Huffington Post for posting this graphic...

By: Ron and Pam Ferguson
Published: March 28, 2016

Pam and Ron Ferguson were invited to lead programmed worship at AFSC's Annual Corporation meeting on March 5, 2016. Pam and Ron are the Co-Pastors of Winchester Friends Church in Winchester, IN, where they live out Friends' Testimonies with their church community through work in local food pantries, an active Peace and Social Concerns Committee, and...

By: Tabitha Mustafa
Published: March 28, 2016

Colonization requires constant action. By definition, a process is implied. Initially, colonization is simply acquiring dominion over the people, land, and all therein the land. As a result, as Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic once said, “countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language.”

With the loss of traditional languages and cultures, that of the ruling body becomes law. This new way of life—daily systemic oppression...

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