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Stories and Qualities of Spirit-Led Action

Denise Altvater and siblings
Denise Altvater (far right)and siblings weeks before they were taken from the reservation and placed in a non-native foster home by the state of Maine. Photo: AFSC

In spirit-led action the condition of the heart seems central – that in order to create lasting resolution to hurts and conflict,  listening, telling the truth about people’s experiences of injustice, and having the courage to love beyond assumptions and societal constructs are all central. Does this resonate with your own experience? Tell your own stories of spirit-led action here or talk about the qualities you believe are essential in spirit-led action.

(Read more about Denise Altvater - in the picture to the left - and the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Commission.)

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.