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Cultivating Peace in Troubled Times

Shan Cretin looka back at 100 years of Quaker action and witness.

Shan Cretin will be retiring as general secretary of American Friends Service Committee at the end of August 2017, a post she has held since September 2010. She is currently a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting and a sojourning member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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Beyond the Burning Bus: The Civil Rights Revolution in a Southern Town

By Phil Noble. NewSouth Books, 2013. 169 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. In the April 16, 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Martin […]

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism.


Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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A New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2013

We’ve been sharing our most‐read articles of 2012 on Facebook and Twitter. Here they are along with highlights from the […]


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Quaker Organizations Welcome New Leaders

In recent months there have been numerous changes in the executive leadership of several Quaker organizations. Some observers have even […]

Diana Allinger, an intern with Friends Journal in the fall of 2010, is a senior at Temple University. Several other FJ interns, including Melissa Archer, Patty Cangelosi, Julia Feerrar, and Madeline Schaefer, assisted with the development of this article.


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Working for Peace for 96 Years

The witness of the American Friends Service Committee

Shan Cretin is general secretary of the American Friends Service Committee. Prior to her appointment in 2010, she served as director of the AFSC's Pacific Southwest Region. She has served as clerk of Pacific Yearly meeting, co-founded the Los Angeles chapter of Alternatives to Violence Project, and serves on the board of the directors of the California Endowment.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies
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Reflections on Hold These Truths, a Play about Gordon Hirabayashi

Hirabayashi was a Japanese American Quaker who refused internment during World War II.

Sara Waxman is the advertising and marketing manager at Friends Journal. Prior to coming to Friends Journal, Sara worked for People's Light and Theatre, Theatre Exile, and Brat Productions. She is an active member of the Philadelphia theatre community.


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On Having No Form

🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For […]


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AFSC’s Centennial: April full issue access

Members can download full PDF or read any article online. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ […]


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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News April 2017

News of Friends. Controversy over Palestinian speaker at Friends’ Central School; AFSC appoints new general secretary; Northwest Yearly Meeting splits; […]


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, News
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