Economic Justice

The fiscal cliff distraction

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

Ending the Debt without Cutting Spending or Raising Taxes

Presentation by Jamie Walton --Monetary Researcher, American Monetary Institute (AMI)

The Fiscal Cliff Distraction

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 6:30pm

Ending the Debt without Cutting Spending or Raising Taxes

Presentation by Jamie Walton --Monetary Researcher, American Monetary Institute (AMI)

 

The Fiscal Cliff on Trial

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us at a community forum exposing the deceptive framing of the debate on the deficit, U.S. tax and spending policies, and what is needed to improve the U.S. economy.

"The Fiscal Cliff on Trial" will analyze the debate on deficit reductions, tax policies, and federal spending proposals and their impact on Kansas Citians and our economy. 

Addressing violence and fragility across the world: the road to economic development

QUNO Staff in Burundi

QUNO Staff in Burundi

QUNO Staff in Burundi

by Lucy Duncan

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 for the high-level meetings that marked the opening of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in late September. There were snipers on the roof of the UN buildings, and black limousines with flashing lights crowded the streets nearby as they lined up to get through the NYPD roadblocks. 

Social Action Training Flyer-KC

Flyer for Kansas City Youth Social Action and Peace Organizing Training, January 18 & 19, 2013

Fostering the next generation of peacemakers: If I Had a Trillion Dollars

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

If I Had a Trillion Dollars youth lobbying in Washington, D.C.

Note: This is a guest post by Erin Polley, AFSC Program Coordinator of the Indiana Peacebuilding Program and the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival. Submissions are now being accepted for films created by youth which explore how they would allocate the money that has been spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq differently. - Lucy

Cultivating a vision to sustain generations: A conversation with Don Bustos

don bustos

Don Bustos

Don Bustos, Program Director for AFSC in New Mexico.

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 plans to expand state-wide, funded in large part by the Kellogg Foundation. I finished the day by talking with program director Don Bustos at his farm near Espanola.

What is economic justice?

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson gives visiting students a presentation on West Virginia politics, energy policy, and social and economic justice.

In the October issue of Friends Journal, a monthly magazine focused on contemporary Quaker faith and practice, AFSC’s Rick Wilson, coordinator of the West Virginia Economic Justice project, writes about “Economic justice 101”:

Reader’s guide: Economics matters

Mired in the “economic crisis,” people around the world are calling for just and sustainable economic policies at the local, national, and global levels.

Members of AFSC’s program staff recommend books, magazines, videos, blogs, and other resources to help you understand the complex issues and imagine a more humane economic order.

In right relationship

General Secretary Shan Cretin discusses how AFSCs work is influenced by the Quaker idea of “right relationship”—that our well-being is connected with the well-being of others and with the earth.

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