Issue 19: Acting in Faith with AFSC

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year! I hope you can join us next week for our inaugural liaison call on Jan. 11. Friends from across the country will gather to learn about AFSC’s work and share updates from their Meeting. I look forward our time together. If you haven’t already, register today.

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

Join us: Peace Building and Justice in a Divided World (Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT): Join AFSC General Secretary Joyce Ajlouny as she speaks to the Friends House community in Maryland on AFSC’s transformative work over the last century. No need to register. At the scheduled time, please join us on Zoom using this link.

Register for: Dilemmas of Rebuilding Gaza: A Conversation between Sara Roy and Salem Al Qudwa: In 2023 AFSC will host regular webinar conversations with Palestinian writers from our anthology Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire. In our first webinar in January, Dr. Sara Roy and Salem Al Qudwa will discuss development and rebuilding in Gaza. They will address what recovery and rebuilding has looked like in Gaza after Israeli bombing campaigns.

U.S. - Africa Summit: In December, leaders from across the African continent met with President Biden in Washington, D.C. AFSC urged them to address armed conflict, COVID-19, climate change, food shortages, and famine.

Year in Review: AFSC New Mexico: For nearly 50 years, the AFSC New Mexico Program has supported historic, land-based, and marginalized communities in growing their own food and protecting their access to land and water. Today, our program continues to focus on supporting small-scale, sustainable farmers in providing nutritious and affordable food to children and their families. Read more about AFSC New Mexico’s accomplishments in 2022. 

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