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Quaker Social Change Ministry Pilot Program

Acting in Faith  |  By Greg Elliott, Jun 23, 2015

Spirit-Led - Congregational - Transformative

Available to all Friends who wish to do Spirit-led, social justice work connected to the work of AFSC,
Quaker Social Change Ministry is a transformative approach to social justice work that combines Spirit + Action to:

  • Re-enliven and re-imagine corporate witness

  • Follow the leadership of those who are most impacted by oppressive systems

  • Build relationships within the meeting and with local organizations

  • Bring "Mystics" and "Activists" together

  • Participate in a Spirit-led group process

  • Tell our stories and learn in a supportive environment

  • Join AFSC in working for restorative justice

Quaker Social Change Ministry is based on the work of Kelly Dignan, Kierstin Homblette, and Deborah Holder who created the Small Group Social Change Change Ministry model to support UU congregations interested in doing powerful social justice work at a local level. Quaker Social Change Ministry builds on their original model and adapts it to a Quaker audience.

Interested in learning more about the program?

We are no longer accepting interest forms for this pilot phase of the program. Please contact Greg Elliott at for more information.

About the Author

Greg serves as the Friends Relations Associate for AFSC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in rural Northeastern Pennsylvania, Greg grew up attending North Branch Friends Meeting at the Curtis family farm in the Poconos. Over the last ten years, he has facilitated numerous workshops for activists and Friends on a variety of topics, including anti-oppression activism, empire, and the "Inquirer's Weekend" at Pendle Hill with Trayce Peterson. Greg currently lives in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. 

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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.