Acting in Faith

Join the movement for Immigrant Justice

Immigrant Allies Coloradans for Immigrant Rights and our Meeting With Jordan Garcia - March 2, 2012 AFSC Corporation Meeting
Photo: Don Davis/AFSC

What does it mean to be an effective and activated ally for immigrants and their struggle for equal rights?  Take some time to learn more and see how you can join with your immigrant neighbors in work towards justice.

Revolutionary nonviolence? David Solnit on people power and creativity

David Solnit with Occupy San Francisoc shuts down the main branch of the Bank of America

David Solnit with Occupy San Francisco

David Solnit with Occupy San Francisco shutting down the main branch of Bank of America

by Lucy Duncan

What makes a Quaker organization Quaker?

Quaker Meeting for Worship for Peace in Vietnam

Quaker Meeting for Worship for Peace in Vietnam

Quaker Meeting for Worship for Peace in Vietnam

by Lucy Duncan

Immigrants and Immigrant Allies: Making Justice Visible

Jordan Garcia with Day of the Dead Altar

Jordan Garcia with Day of the Dead Altar

Jordan Garcia with Day of the Dead Altar at Monthly Vigil

Note: The below blog post was written by Lucy Duncan, but with contributions and editorial support by Gabriela Flora, Jenn Piper, and M'Annette Ruddell.

“That invisibility to which I refer occurs because of a peculiar disposition of the eyes of those with whom I come in contact. A matter of the construction of their inner eyes, those eyes with which they look through their physical eyes upon reality.” – Ralph Ellison

Occupy Together: Occupy Be the Change Caucus Launches

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

Note: This guest blog post by David Hartsough and Wade Lee Hudson references Martin Luther King, Jr.'s nonviolence pledge as an inspiration for the Occupy Be the Change pledge. Quakers and others are invited to sign the pledge and participate in creating actions which arise from the sense that nonviolence is a pathway to obstructing systems of domination and creating a just world.  - Lucy

by David Hartsough and Wade Lee Hudson

Occupy Together: Minutes from Quaker meetings and organizations

There is no Way to Peace, Peace is the Way

There is no Way to Peace, Peace is the Way

by Lucy Duncan

I’ve seen many minutes from monthly and yearly meetings and other Quaker bodies on the Occupy movement go by posted on Facebook. It seems to me it would be great to have a place to post all of them, and to that end here is a spot for all Quaker minutes on the Occupy movement to be posted. I found this one from Britain Yearly Meeting to start this off, but if you know of others or helped to write one, please post here. 

Occupy Together: Not By Bread Alone - Finding the Roses at Occupy Boston

Lawrence Textile Mill

Lawrence Textile Mill Smokestack

Lawrence Textile Mill

Note: Kathleen Wooten of Lawrence (MA) Monthly Meeting has served as a protest chaplain at the Occupy Boston site.  In a guest post she shares here reflections on this movement's connection to an earlier struggle for economic justice, the "Bread and Roses" Textile Strike of 1912.

by Kathleen Wooten

Returning home from Occupy Boston in the late hours of the evening, I pass the imposing smokestacks of the old textile mills of Lawrence, MA. They remind me of the history of this place.  My own monthly meeting has worshipped here since 1899. 

Friend of a Friend: What do we mean by love?

Participants in AFSC's Friend of a Friend Program

Participants in AFSC's Friend of a Friend Program

Participants in AFSC's Friend of a Friend Program at a Graduation Ceremony

by Lucy Duncan

“Slowly we learn that we are all broken, all less than perfect, and that God loves us, each one, wonderfully even so. Slowly we learn that the real love for one another we crave is not the ideal love of my personal façade for your façade, but the imperfect intent to love that my flawed self can offer the real you.”

– Lloyd Lee Wilson, Quaker

Occupy Together: The Prophet and the Castle, part 2

Where is my Future? at Occupy Philly

Where is my Future? at Occupy Philly

Note: Below is a follow up guest blog post by George Lakey which responds to comments on his initial blog post, The Prophet and the Castle.

by George Lakey

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