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Quaker Action: Resources for Resistance (Summer 2017)

Quaker Action: Resources for Resistance (Summer 2017)

In today's political climate, how are communities using nonviolent action to challenge the rising hate and fear we see in our everyday lives? And what are some of the ways that every one of us can be a part of these efforts?

In this issue of Quaker Action, we offer a few of the many lessons on peace building and social justice from AFSC's work with communities across the U.S. In these stories, you can learn about AFSC's efforts to bring peace and justice to border communities, effective ways to counter Islamophobia, and tools to change the fear-based narratives that justify discrimination and militarism.

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Resisting border militarization

For decades, the U.S. has militarized southern border communities. Here’s how some of those communities are pushing back.

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How communities are confronting Islamophobia

A new AFSC project helps allies develop skills to stand with Muslims against hate and fear. 

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How to change a narrative: A guide for activists and peace builders

In working for social justice, the stories we tell can be a powerful tool in shaping public opinion and influencing policies. 

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Q+A: Joyce Ajlouny, new AFSC general secretary

AFSC welcomes our new general secretary, Joyce Ajlouny, who starts on Sept. 1.

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Optimism in the face of fear

A farewell by Shan Cretin, AFSC general secretary

Greg Corbin speaks at the closing of the centennial celebration.
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Mind, Body, and Soul: Staying inspired, motivated, and energized for sustained activism 

We asked these AFSC staff: How do you care for yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually while engaging in social change work?

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What we're reading

Read what AFSC staff are reading on nonviolent resistance.

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Quaker Action: Resources for Resistance (Summer 2017) [PDF]

Read the summer 2017 issue of Quaker Action.