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Today people are traveling across the United States to make their way to the homes of loved ones to share food and celebrate Thanksgiving. Sometimes these encounters will be joyful, and sometimes...
Note: I took a walk recently with my son and partner in Tinicum, also known as the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. This poem is a reflection on that walk and the conversation we had. We noticed...
“Can the Bible be redeemed? Has it been used as a weapon so much that we cannot redeem it?” These were questions that the Rev. Naim Ateek, founder of the Friends of Sabeel, asked at the Wide Tent for...
Note: Vincent Harding was a close friend of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the primary author of "Beyond Vietnam: a Time to Break the Silence." He is Professor of Religion and Social...
Note: Here is a brief exchange between Vincent Harding, an author of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech Beyond Vietnam and Professor of Religion and Social Transformation at Illiff School of Theology in...
Note: All included images are by Michael Fleshman. “The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." Audre Lorde It took me a few days to cry after the George Zimmerman verdict. I read...
Note: Madeline Schaefer, Aarati Kasturirangan, and I attended a Healing and Rebuilding our Communities (HROC) workshop in Baltimore in May. This is the second of three posts about aspects of the...
I live with my family in a 17-acre Quaker cemetery outside of the west edge of Philadelphia. My husband, Graham, is the cemetery’s caretaker. We live in the house on the grounds built in 1860. Our 11...
Note: This is the first of a series of blog posts on a Healing and Rebuilding our Communities workshop that three AFSC staff took at Stony Run Friends Meeting in early May 2013. - Lucy "Unless pain...
My husband is British. I remember sitting in what was then the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) office soon after our wedding waiting to be interviewed so that he could get his green card...
Note: I sat down to write a reflection piece on the White Privilege Conference, which I attended with other AFSC staff and board members and a number of Quakers in April, and I ended up exploring how...
“No more hurting people. Peace.”                                 -  Martin Richard, 8, killed at the Boston...
Jacqueline Duhart, a Unitarian minister, runs a women’s group at Dublin Federal Women’s Prison south of Oakland for AFSC. The original leaders adapted Pace e Bene’s Traveling with the Turtle, a...
“There is no greater agony than carrying an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou I spent a day with Pablo Paredes and a few of the courageous immigrant youth with whom he works when I was in...
On the occasion of the seating of the Maine-Wabanaki Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Lucy Duncan   “People can be transformed by being open and human. We believe that people have a need...