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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."

What Quaker congregations can do to help end the conflict in Israel-Palestine

Participants in a TIAA-CREF Divestment Workshop

Participants in a TIAA-CREF Divestment Workshop

Participants in a TIAA-CREF Divestment Workshop

Quaker churches and meetings can help support the end of the conflict in Israel-Palestine by considering the issue as a meeting and participating in several activities. Read more to find out how you can get involved.

Ten things you can do to support AFSC's Israel-Palestine and divestment programming

1. Join the We Divest – TIAA-CREF Campaign. Sign the Petition and encourage others to do so. (more information at www.wedivest.org)

2. Host a house party and invite a speaker to come and talk about the We Divest Campaign or about the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Help us reach new people who have these retirement funds, especially those “on the fence” about divestment.

And, who is my neighbor? Praying with Sikhs after Oak Creek

by Lucy Duncan

My family and I live in a multicultural neighborhood just west of Philadelphia. My neighbors include many new immigrants from India, Bangladesh, Korea, Vietnam, Greece, and other countries, as well as many African-Americans.

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Sikh Vigil in Millbourne

Sikh Vigil in Millbourne

Sikh Vigil in Millbourne

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