Issue 2: Acting in Faith with AFSC

Dear Friend, 

We hope this letter finds you well and enjoying summer! 

This is the second edition of our monthly email to help you and all Friends connect with AFSC. My name is Sofia Di Pietro, the communications intern with AFSC. Since April, I have been working on building AFSC’s Friends liaison program with Lucy Duncan, director of Friends Relations. While Lucy is away on sabbatical until November 1st, I will be filling in and writing this newsletter. Feel free to reach me with questions or comments at  

Please invite liaisons at your meeting/church or others who may be interested to sign up to receive this email. They will also get invitations curated specifically for Quakers. 

Here are some other ways you can engage with AFSC today: 

  • Apply for our Quakers uprooting racism coalition cohort: This month, our coalition—made of AFSC, Friends General Conference, Friends Council on Education, and Pendle Hill-- launched their 10-month community of practice project to accelerate racial justice work among Friends. We encourage Friends in North America to apply to become part of a cohort of racial justice changemakers. Participants will meet, learn, and strategize together in two retreats and monthly sessions from September 2021 through June 2022. We encourage applicants to apply by Aug. 15, but the final deadline is Sept. 1. 
  • Register for our Community Safety Beyond Policing webinar on Aug. 12: Our monthly webinar series explores how communities across the U.S. are working toward a future where we rely less on police—and ensure community safety for all. 
  • Help us share highlights from our plans for 2020 through 2030: As we continue outreach to Meetings and other groups, we are looking for partners who are interested in hosting staff for a presentation about our strategic plan with F/friends. Visit our workshops page to learn more.

  • Stand with Palestinians and take action to end the occupation: Read how AFSC and partners are providing aid to elderly Palestinians and their families whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged in the attacks on Gaza. Read about AFSC’s humanitarian response in Gaza, made possible by supporters like you, from Mike Merryman-Lotze, Middle East program Director. And call on Congress to end the blockade on Gaza and stop arms sales to Israel.  

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
Communications Associate

P.S. You can find more ways to get involved at our Friends Engage page