Quaker Action

What is economic justice?

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson gives visiting students a presentation on West Virginia politics, energy policy, and social and economic justice.

In the October issue of Friends Journal, a monthly magazine focused on contemporary Quaker faith and practice, AFSC’s Rick Wilson, coordinator of the West Virginia Economic Justice project, writes about “Economic justice 101”:

Martha Gwyn, a lifetime contributor

Born to a Quaker family in an Indiana house that had been a station on the Underground Railroad, Martha Gwyn heard mention of AFSC in her formative years. But her personal involvement really started in the 1940s when she was a student at Earlham College.

“The work camp movement made a big impression on me,” Martha says. “It accomplished things. It made friends. It contributed to a community in nearly every case. It did lots of things.”

Quaker Action Fall 2012

What really strengthens communities? And what does seeking economic justice look like in the communities where AFSC works?

In this issue of Quaker Action, you will find many stories of how we work with communities struggling for economic security and how we support people in developing their own means to sustain themselves and overcome injustice.

Changing hearts and minds in Washington, D.C.

AFSC’s tradition of bringing constituents to meet face-to-face with lawmakers is providing a beacon of hope for change within a frustrating political climate in Washington, D.C.

Who we are

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 offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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