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Love in the Belly of the Beast

Race, punishment, and hope in the prison鈥恑ndustrial complex.

Laura Magnani is program director for Healing Justice in the American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 San Francisco office. She has done prison work for Friends for over 40 years. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.聽This article was adapted from a plenary talk at the 2014 Friends General Conference Gathering in California, Pennsylvania.


Posted in: Features, September 2014
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Facing Fascism, McCarthyism, and the New Jim Crow in 2017

The times we find ourselves in are extremely serious.

Laura Magnani is director of AFSC鈥檚 Bay Area Healing Justice Program and has worked on criminal justice issues for over 35 years. She wrote America鈥檚 First Penitentiary: A 200 Year Old Failure and coauthored Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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Mass Incarceration and #BlackLivesMatter

Quakers Connect as a Movement Builds

Madeline Schaefer worked as the Friends relations associate at American Friends Service Committee for two years from 2012 to 2014. She grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia.


Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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AFSC鈥檚 Centennial: April full issue access

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Posted in: 2017
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Among Friends: Happy Birthday, AFSC

Our introduction to the issue celebrating 100 years of the American Friends Service Committee.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Among Friends
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Among Friends September 2014

From Unwitting to Unwilling

Gabriel Ehri is聽Executive Director of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, September 2014
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Quaker Spiritual Disciplines for Hard Times

an the spiritual disciplines of early Friends help us through hard times in the 21st century? The very question of [鈥

Patricia McBee is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. She is editor of Pastoral Care Newsletter and has recently edited a book, Grounded in God: Care and Nurture in Friends Meetings.


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