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Light the way
By: Lucy Duncan
Published: December 22, 2015

“Donald Trump doesn't scare me. He is another branch of a tree rooted in white supremacy. It grows, however, because the ground is fertile. That's what scares me.” – Joshua Saleem, AFSC Peace Education Program Director, St. Louis, Missouri

A reporter from The Philadelphia Magazine called me the other day. He wanted “religious leaders” to respond to Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from the United States and the hateful...

End White Terror
By: Greg Elliott
Published: December 18, 2015

“What are you going to do about this white God that demands Black and Brown blood?” - Reverend Jennifer Bailey

With the recent rise in hate speech and hate crimes against Muslims,...

Syrian refugees waiting in line
By: Giovanna Negretti
Published: December 16, 2015

In November 2015, AFSC’s Middle East Regional Director Giovanna Negretti joined a fact-finding mission led by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, learning on the ground about dangers to women and families along the difficult refugee trek from Syria to Germany. Here are her reflections on the trip through Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. All photos are by Igor Pavicevic for the Nobel Women's...

Black Lives Matter
By: Lucy Duncan
Published: December 10, 2015

Daniel Hunter is an organizer and strategist with Training for Change, an activist training organization. He’s sought all over the globe for his expertise in organizing and direct action, having trained tens of thousands of activists in over a dozen countries. He is the author of the organizing manual Building the Movement to end the New Jim Crow. He previously authored a compelling narrative bringing to life the vibrancy of direct action campaigning in ...

Influx of Syrian Kurdish refugees into Turkey
By: Kathryn Johnson
Published: December 9, 2015

Policy Impact Coordinator Kathryn Johnson reflects on her experience meeting Syrian refugees in Turkey and on visiting a US Refugee Support Center there. - Lucy

Last month, as I sat in a bus station in Bursa, Turkey across the Marmara Sea from Istanbul, waiting for the sun to rise so I could make my way onward, I chatted with a young Syrian man named Halil tending one of the many kabob stands in the bus station. By chatting, I mean taking turns speaking into a...

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