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These are revolutionary times. All over the globe men [sic] are revolting against old systems of exploitation and oppression, and out of the wounds of a frail world, new systems of justice and...
“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...
later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt? it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere  -Warsan Shire Symptoms 128 or more...
"All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you. The only lasting truth is change. … As wind, as water, as fire, as life, God is change."  - Octavia Butler Two weeks ago I saw a...
"At this place, in this moment of time, all mankind is us. Let us do something while we have the chance." – Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot I’ve been struggling with despair. The refugee crisis in...
AFSC has been collaborating with QuakerSpeak, a project of Friends Journal, on several videos about issues on which...
“I don’t believe slavery ended in 1865, I believe it just evolved.” – Bryan...
Update: In May the Israeli High Court of Justice turned down a request for a judicial order to halt the demolition of the West Bank village of Susiya. Up to 100 homes are under threat for demolition...
Note: This is a poem I wrote for the New Year.  - Lucy It rained all day on Christmas Eve this year The sun slanted in the morning I rode around the burial ground, circling The mud clung to my tires...
Note: In this post I tell just a bit of the story of the commutation of the death penalty sentence of Randy Reeves. I drew from many sources for this piece, including...
It’s been a hard summer. From the bombardment on Gaza to the refugee children on the border to Ferguson, it feels as though the world is cracking apart and oppressive policies and the militaries or...
“How good it is, how pleasant for God’s people to live in unity.” – Psalm 133:1 The first time I experienced a gathered meeting was at Mid-Year Meeting of Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative. We were in...
I talked recently with Ng Shui Meng, the wife of Sombath Somphone, a Laotian man and close associate of AFSC who ran civil society programs in Laos until he disappeared in December, 2012.  Despite...
I started taking yoga again a few months ago in a well lit, open studio in west Philadelphia. The teacher started the class by saying that yoga isn’t a religion; it is a spiritual practice open to...

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