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Stumbling Forward toward Racial Justice among Friends

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
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Meeting for Worship with Attention to Stories

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
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Cultivating a Vision

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
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Civility Can Be Dangerous

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
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Posted in: February 2020
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Organizing with the Spirit

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
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A Sacred Walk: Parenting as a Way to God

Nothing has taught me more about the constancy of God’s presence and continuing creation than being a parent. From the […]

Lucy Duncan is a member of Goshen Meeting in Goshenville, Pa. She serves Friends General Conference as associate secretary for programs and the bookstore. She is also co-clerk of Quakers United in Publications. Lucy lives with her husband, Graham, and son, Simon, in the caretaker's house of Friends Southwestern Burial Ground in Upper Darby, Pa. Lucy has been a platform storyteller since 1983.

Posted in: Features
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Why I Work for Social Justice and Healing

A reflection.

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
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Why I Got Arrested at the Border

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
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