High school is often a time of judgment and isolation. At New Garden Friends School, where the students are encouraged to accept their differences and create a loving community, discrimination can sometimes feel like a distant notion. Last Friday, the NGFS Upper Division took time out of their weekly all-school meeting for worship to let us share a film and open up conversation about prejudice and tolerance.
Our recent community discussion and film screening of “Hawo’s Dinner Party” received so many RSVPs, and started so many rich conversations, that this past Tuesday, Oct 11, we hosted a repeat of the same event. Allowing those who had been waitlisted a first chance to grab a seat, and then expanding to invite ESOL students, and leaders within the religious community, the group was composed of families from different traditions.
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and National Priorities Project (NPP) invite you to three opportunities to hear from youth how they would spend the $1 trillion already spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
With more and more prisons being built and more and more people being sent to prison—sometimes to solitary confinement—two films on the life of prisoners and their families, crime victims, and life after release are particularly timely. Both will be screened on Thursday, October 21, 2010at 7 p.m. at the Friends Center at 1501 Cherry St.
AFSC, Area Office of the Carolinas will be showing the film "Rethink Afghanistan" to take a day of action on the Afghanistan War. "Rethink Afghanistan's" main objective is to raise the level of public discourse and to compel people to aske key questions about the war.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.