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In 1934, AFSC co‐founder Henry Cadbury advised Jewish rabbis to be gentler on Hitler. Is civility a substitute for morality?
Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at the American Friends Service Committee.Posted in: Meetings and Money, Online Features
A Conversation with New Mexico Farm Activist Don Bustos Don Bustos is a New Mexican farmer who has helped build a […]
Lucy Duncan is AFSC’s Friends Liaison. She has been a storyteller who works with Quaker meetings to help Friends to tell stories of spiritual experience. A version of this piece originally appeared on AFSC's Acting in Faith blog at www.afsc.org/friends and is used with permission. Lucy is a member of Goshen (Pa.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, February 2013
This room is a new room to most of us. I want to invite you to simply take some time […]
Alaine D. Duncan, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. A longtime acupuncturist, she is executive director of Crossings HealingWorks (http://www.crossingshealingworks .org). This article describes her leading to bring peace to war in the bodies and souls of soldiers, their families, and their caregivers. She delivered this address during the opening plenary session of the Friends General Conference Gathering in Johnstown, Pa., on June 28, 2008. The theme of the Gathering was "Courageously Faithful." She also presented at the Armed Forces Health Protection Conference in August on Acupuncture for the Treatment of Traumatic Stress, and on the impact the Restore & Renew Wellness Clinic described here is having on compassion fatigue symptoms of Walter Reed Army Medical Center caregivers. An interview she gave after the Gathering may be heard on http://NorthernSpiritRadio.org's "Spirit in Action."Posted in: Features
A walk along the beach—and an interfaith plea for the soul of a nation.
Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at American Friends Service Committee. She is a settler, currently residing on unceded Lenni Lenape territory, a storyteller, and an anti-racist activist and teacher.
This article was first published on January 16, 2019 on Friendsjournal.org. It appears in the February 2019 print issue of Friends Journal.Posted in: Features, February 2019
Sharing stories can heal communities.
Lucy Duncan is AFSC’s Friends Liaison. She has been a platform storyteller for 20 years. Lucy is a member of Goshen (Pa.) Meeting. She lives with her family in the caretaker’s house in a Quaker cemetery west of Philadelphia.Posted in: Features, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
Lucy Duncan currently serves as the Friends Liaison for AFSC and edits Acting in Faith at www.afsc.org/friends. She works with Quaker meetings on telling their stories of spiritual experience and is a member of Goshen Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. This piece was originally published in The Philadelphia School's newsletter, The TPS Progressive, where her son, Simon, attends.Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Reflection
Two Friends share their stories of growing up in a race‐defined world and how they’ve been led to work for […]
Lucy Duncan serves American Friends Service Committee as director of Friends Relations and is a storyteller and member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Noah White is an adjunct professor at Temple University in the College of Public Health. He loves a challenge and the thrill of competition. He also enjoys helping others attain their kinesthetic goals.
Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
A tragedy among Nebraska Friends provides a model for faith‐based activism that supports community.
Lucy Duncan is director of Friends relations at American Friends Service Committee. She has been a storyteller for 20 years and has worked with Quaker meetings on telling stories for racial justice and of spiritual experience. She attends Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and lives with her son and partner in a Quaker cemetery. To learn more about the Quaker social change ministry model described in this article, go to afsc.org/friends/resources.
A version of this article first appeared on American Friends Service Committee’s Acting in Faith blog.Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
An interview with Christie Duncan-Tessmer, the new general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
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