Scilla Wahrhaftig gave the following talk as the keynote speaker at Lake Erie Yearly Meeting in July, 2014.
I want to start by reading a quote from London Yearly Meeting Quaker Faith and Practice.
Respect that of God though it may be expressed in unfamiliar ways or be difficult to discern. Each of us has a particular experience of God and each must find the way to be true to it. When words are strange or disturbing to you, try to sense where they come from and what nourished the lives of others.
AFSC PA is calling on the US to work towards a diplomatic solution the escalating violence in Iraq. We believe that a military intervention can only widen the conflict and make things worse. We will be supporting this rally on Saturday and hope people will join us.
Now that the elections are over, with President Obama re-elected and some new exciting senators in office, including a record number of women, we have the opportunity to really impact the future of this country. However in order to do that we need to build a much stronger grassroots movement and come up with new creative ideas for getting our concerns heard.
Mural image from Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan
Meeting participantswill help organize actions to mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11; campaigns to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and plan for the Kansas City exhibition Windows & Mirrors Afghan Mural exhibit and related activities.
Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan opens on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the AFSC Georgia Peace Center, 60 Walton Street, NW in downtown. Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization dedicated to peace and nonviolence, sponsors the free exhibit.
A meeting to have a constructive evaluation of the October 16th anti-war march in Chicago will be held at 2 PM to 4 PM, Sunday, November 14th at the office of the 8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe Street, 5th floor, Chicago (wheelchair accessible). The meeting will also begin the process of organizing unified action(s) for the spring.
When President Obama comes to Providence, let him know that people in RI want to end the wars and occupations, protect civil liberties, and money for jobs not war. The event is at the Convention Center in downtown Providence.
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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