Issue 14: Acting in Faith with AFSC

Dear Friend, 

Thank you for your continued support as an AFSC liaison! This month we are excited to announce that AFSC is hiring a director of Quaker Engagement. Could you help us spread the word? Please share the job listing below with your meeting and Friends who may be interested.

Director of Quaker Engagement: The director of Quaker Engagement leads AFSC’s efforts to build nurturing, trusting, and engaged relationships with Friends. They will facilitate good relations between AFSC, Friends organizations, schools and colleges, and Friends meetings and churches. The director will also be an initial point of contact for Friends, ensuring that Friends’ questions and ideas are represented to AFSC colleagues and governance members. 

Here are some ways you can engage with AFSC, plus a few updates on our work:

Sign up: Community Safety Beyond Policing Restorative Justice webinar series (Sept. 6, 13, and 20, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT): Restorative Justice is based on the philosophy that we are all interconnected, that we live in relationship with one another, and that our actions impact each other. This September, AFSC is offering a three-session webinar series in which participants will develop an understanding of restorative justice and its practices, and how to strengthen your community through accountability.

Register for: Applying lessons from the life of Bayard Rustin to Quaker work at the UN (Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. ET/ 4:30 p.m. PT): Sarah Clarke, director of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in New York, will give this year’s Stephen G. Cary Memorial lecture. As we approach the 75th anniversary of Quaker work at the U.N., we invite you to this opportunity. Together we’ll reflect on those in our community who have taught us valuable lessons about the Quaker traditions of nonviolence and direct engagement with those who hold power.

Request a “North Star” presentation: AFSC’s Lewis Webb Jr., Healing Justice program director, and Mary Zerkel, Chicago Peacebuilding program director, are offering presentations to meetings on our “North Star.” They will discuss how this vision guides our work toward abolition and how you can engage with AFSC in Spirit-led activism. If your meeting is interested in hosting a “North Star” presentation, please fill out this form.

Quaker engagement questionnaire: Please continue to fill out our online Quaker engagement questionnaire. It will help us build effective communications and work together. Please share it with your meetings, churches, and any Friends you know. 

And don’t forget to follow AFSC on social media!: Stay up to date on upcoming events and ways to take action by joining us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.   

Thank you for your continued support of AFSC’s work and all that you do in working for a more just and peaceful world!


Sofia Di Pietro
Quaker Engagement Coordinator 

P.S. You can find more ways to get involved at our Friends Engage page. And as always, feel free to contact me with questions or comments at