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Election violence and peacemaking in Kenya: The experience of one Kenyan Quaker

Introduction: Today we will peacefully elect (or re-elect) a president and many other national and local representatives. But peaceful elections can't necessarily be taken for granted. Kenya will likely have its next election in March of 2013. As they approach the election, tension and violence have started to take place in some parts of Kenya, especially the coastal and north eastern regions. Many organizations, Quaker and non-Quaker, are working to ease tensions and prevent violence as the election approaches.

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Silas Wanjala

Silas Wanjala

Silas Wanjala

AFSC meeting/church liaison program

Meeting/Church Liaison Brochure Image 2014

Corporation members at the 2014 Corporation Meeting at Friends Center in Philadelphia.

Moved and shaken for peace: Scattergood students stage art mob in Iowa City

Note: This is a guest post by Madeline Schaefer, AFSC's Friends Relations Fellow. Scattergood School students organized and particpated in a peace march and art mob on Sept. 8, walking from West Branch to Iowa City, Iowa.  Scattergood School co-sponsored an exhibit of AFSC's  "Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War on Afghanistan" at a local library and was part of a group that organized programs and events connected to the exhibit. - Lucy

by Madeline Schaefer

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Scattergood students on the Peace Walk to Iowa City.

Fostering the next generation of peacemakers: If I Had a Trillion Dollars

Note: This is a guest post by Erin Polley, AFSC Program Coordinator of the Indiana Peacebuilding Program and the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival. Submissions are now being accepted for films created by youth which explore how they would allocate the money that has been spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq differently. - Lucy

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If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

Cultivating a vision to sustain generations: A conversation with Don Bustos

In August I spent a day in New Mexico, visiting AFSC’s farmer training program near Albuquerque.

I met the trainees, hearing from AFSC’s Sayrah Namaste about elements of the program and upcoming plans to expand state-wide, funded in large part by the Kellogg Foundation. I finished the day by talking with program director Don Bustos at his farm near Espanola.

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Don Bustos

Don Bustos, Program Director for AFSC in New Mexico.

No other way but equality and community

This is an excerpt from an interview with Don Bustos, program director with AFSC in New Mexico. Please visit Acting in Faith to read more and comment. 

Lucy Duncan (LD): What changes have you witnessed in the communities in which you've worked?

Don Bustos (DB): People used to say the model you've created only depends on you. I'd say, "If that's true, then the model's not working."

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