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Note: This is the first of a series of blog posts on a Healing and Rebuilding our Communities workshop that three AFSC staff took at Stony Run...
Note: I sat down to write a reflection piece on the White Privilege Conference, which I...
“No more hurting people. Peace.”                                 -  Martin Richard, 8, killed at the Boston Marathon    bombings         The blast sends shock waves Waves of fear, of anger, of...
Jacqueline Duhart, a Unitarian minister, runs a women’s group at Dublin Federal Women’s Prison south of Oakland for AFSC. The original leaders adapted Pace e Bene’s...
“There is no greater agony than carrying an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou I spent a day with Pablo Paredes and a few of the courageous immigrant youth with whom he works when I was in...
“These are revolutionary times. All over the globe men are revolting against old systems of exploitation and oppression, and out of the wombs of a frail world, new systems of justice and equality are...
Denise Altvater is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe and has worked for AFSC for eighteen years.  She has been instrumental in developing the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission between a...
“Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can do — every one — our share to redeem the world...
Thanks to Andrew Tomlinson, Director of QUNO-NY, Olivia Ensign, QUNO Program Assistant, and Theresa Kirby for assistance composing this post. Security was tight in New York City as delegates gathered...
After the election I remembered this quotation by Martin Luther King, Jr., from his speech Beyond Vietnam at the Riverside Church in 1967: A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question...
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...
by Lucy Duncan This post is an excerpt from the 2012 Weed Lecture I presented at the Beacon Hill Friends House on May 20th. The lecture is an annual event honoring Ernest and Esther Weed, who were...

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