Acting in Faith with AFSC at the Friends General Conference Gathering

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 3:00pm - Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 9:00am

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<p>Friends General Conference is an umbrella organization serving liberal Quakers in the United States.</p>

Friends General Conference is an umbrella organization serving liberal Quakers in the United States.

Jenn Piper leads members in an immigration game

Jenn Piper leads members in an immigration game

Jenn Piper leads members in an immigration game

Photo Credit: 
Don Davis

Let love be the first motion toward action!

Interested in reconnecting faith and witness? Longing to get more deeply engaged in movements for peace with justice and connect with other Quakers working for change?

Join AFSC staff and others at the Friends General Conference Gathering in California, Pennsylvania (south of Pittsburgh), the largest annual gathering of liberal Quakers, for a full schedule of activities to stoke the fire of faith-inspired activism.

This year AFSC will be offering workshops at the Gathering and running a full series of afternoon events to explore the spiritual grounding for action, the nuts and bolts of organizing, and information about issues.

Learn more about registration here.

 

Workshops Led by AFSC Staff

Week-long morning workshops at the Gathering include five led by AFSC staff:

A Series of Afternoon Events

Afternoon events will include:

  • Building power for change: Organizing your meeting for action
  • The spiritual basis for anti-racism work: A panel presentation
  • Art exhibit and presentation from a formally incarcerated activist, Ojore Lutalo
  • Organizing your meeting to address the New Jim Crow
  • “Rest and Refreshment:" Meeting for Worship for nourishing spirit on the long road to justice
  • The Doctrine of Discovery: How repudiation plants seeds for peace
  • Ending the use of Drones and strategies to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)
  • If I Had a Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival screening

Friday Night: "Love in the Belly of the Beast"

The week concludes with a talk by AFSC staff member Laura Magnani (Strawberry Creek Meeting, PacYM) informed by her decades of prison-related work.

Contact Information: 

Lucy Duncan (lduncan@afsc.org) or Madeline Schaefer (mschaefer@afsc.org).

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

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