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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.


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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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The Courageous Many

Learn the many ways AFSC engages with Friends today.

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.


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Henry Cadbury, AFSC, and Haverford College

Even 1918 Quakers were a complicated mix of prophetic and pragmatic.

James Krippner has been teaching at Haverford College since 1992. David Harrington Watt will begin teaching there in the fall of this year. They would both like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance they received from the staff of Haverford College鈥檚 library, Krista Oldham in particular, while researching this article.


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Peace Works: A Century of Action

AFSC’s website Peace Works: Century of Action was created to gather and share stories from the past and present. Here is a small sampling of the more than 200 stories that have been contributed to date.

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A Centennial History of the American Friends Service Committee

By Gregory A. Barnes. Friends Press, 2016. 498 pages. $24.95/paperback. At the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists in 1994, Quaker historian J. William Frost argued that the historical significance of Friends in the twentieth century lay primarily in social, political, and humanitarian activism. Of that activism, the best-known manifestation is unquestionably the American Friends […]

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. He has written extensively on Quaker history since 1800.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Books
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Robert Paul Jolly

Jolly鈥擱obert Paul Jolly, 89, on March 20, 2016, at home in Oakland, Calif. Bob was born on April 7, 1926, in Canoga Park, Calif., to Margarett Pinson and Hubert Jolly. When he was very young, his family moved to Santa Barbara, Calif. His mother was a teacher, and after attending public schools, at 18 he […]

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Helen Lewis Stanfield

Stanfield鈥擧elen Lewis Stanfield, 91, on September 10, 2016, at Friends Homes in Greensboro, N.C. Helen was born on September 28, 1924, in New York City, to Helen Scarlett and Robert Ernest Lewis, business manager of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. She grew up roller skating in nearby Central Park. After graduating from Julia Richman High School, […]

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Roland Deeds Kreager

Kreager鈥擱oland Deeds Kreager, 65, on May 28, 2016, at home in Richmond, Ind., surrounded by love of family and friends. Roland was born on November 11, 1950, in Angola, Ind., to Ruth Deeds and Clyde Kreager. He graduated from Hilliard (Ohio) High School and Ohio State University, and earned master鈥檚 degrees in arts and divinity […]

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Eleanor Mae Zelliot

Zelliot鈥擡leanor Mae Zelliot, 89, on June 5, 2016, among family and friends in her solar-heated home in Randolph, Minn., with its view of the Cannon River and its wildlife. Eleanor was born on October 7, 1926, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Minnie Hadley and Ernest Zelliot, who belonged to Des Moines Meeting and lived during […]

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