AFSC's work is informed by Quaker values, or as the tagline on the logo says, it tries to be Quaker values in action. One of the core values or testimonies is that of equality. In the New England Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice, 1985 edition, the introduction to the section on equality reads:
Chuck Collins was the guest speaker for the NH Program's annual dinner in 2008.
We’re living through a period of extreme inequality, where the gap between rich and poor is at its greatest level since the Gilded Age a century ago. But our national conversation about how to address this challenge is equally polarized. Why is inequality growing? Why does it matter? What can we do about it? Chuck Collins will discuss the impact of inequality on all that we cherish -- and the path forward to an economy that works for everyone.
Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good, has a new book, 99 to1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It. Chuck is a creative and engaging speaker on matters that may seem dry, and also commands a deep understanding of economic and policy issues. His visit to
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