In September 2015, I joined colleagues from around the country on a delegation to the occupied Palestinian territories to meet with farmers, business people, politicians, and activists, in order to learn about how Israeli occupation impacts daily life for Palestinians living in the occupied territories. Our delegation visited the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and Jerusalem. This is second in a series of articles on my reflections of my visit to Palestine.- Pedro
Tabitha Mustafa joined AFSC’s Peace by Piece (PxP) program in New Orleans in June 2015. Tabitha graduated from Tulane University in May 2014 with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Tabitha has brought a wide range of organizing skills and talents to her position at PxP. I met Tabitha when she visited AFSC’s central office for a staff delegation on militarism and interviewed her the next week. The following is edited excerpts of our conversation. - Genevieve Beck-Roe
Max Carter, former director of Friends Center at Guilford College, responds to the Wall Street Journal op ed, "Quakers, No Friends to Israel" by correcting inaccuracies regarding both AFSC's BDS position and Quaker faith and history.
Let Your Life Speak is a project of AFSC Friends Relations. Quakers have an incredible history and legacy of action and service work, and that work continues to be borne out within Meetings and individual Friends across the county. AFSC grounds its work in Quaker testimonies and practices to do work for peace with justice work within the world.
Crystal Gonzalez is the Director of AFSC’s Roots for Peace Program in Los Angeles. Prior to joining AFSC in 2010 she had 10 years of experience as an organizer and educator in the Los Angeles area. I interviewed Crystal about her life and values and how she lives those out in her work with the Roots for Peace program. The following is edited excerpts of our conversation. - Genevieve
The escalation of violence and tension in Jerusalem, the long term inequities, oppression and dispossession of Palestinians under occupation inspires Mati Gomis-Perez, AFSC's Israel-Palestine Director, to ask, "Until when?" - Lucy
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