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Meet AFSC’s incoming general secretary.
American Friends Service Committee has announced that Joyce Ajlouny will become its next general secretary starting in September 2017. Friends Journal senior editor Martin Kelley caught up with Ajlouny to talk about her work as director of the Ramallah Friends School and her hopes for AFSC.
Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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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The literalness of religion vs. the litheness of spirituality.
Sarah Pennock Neuville is a junior at Garden Spot High School in New Holland, Pa., in her third year as a percussionist for marching, concert, and pit orchestra. She is a member of Kennett (Pa.) Meeting. She would like to be an engineer in neurogenetics and neurobiology.
Posted in: Features, February 2017
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Posted in: Quakers in the Workplace
By Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. G.P. Putnam’s Sons’ Books for Young Readers, 2016. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 5–8. Gie Gie is a girl whose parents call her Princess. She has a great imagination and sense of power in her world. She says, “I can tame the […]
Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and coauthors and illustrators of Earthcare for Children, a curriculum they are currently revising for a new edition.
Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
Hyun—Montgomery K. Hyun, 94, on August 3, 2016, in Medford Leas, N.J., surrounded by his family. Montgomery was born on June 19, 1922, in Anju-si, South Pyongan, in what became North Korea. His childhood was idyllic until the country was occupied and separated. He obtained a diploma from Seoul College of Economics in 1942, but […]
How do we reach out to younger Friends struggling to find a local community?
Greg Woods is a lifelong Quaker whose leading is toward campus ministry. He is currently starting a network of Quaker campus ministries. A member of Columbia (Mo.) Meeting, he attends First Friends Meeting of Greensboro, N.C., with his wife, Jenn Bonsall, and their infant daughter, Margaret Rae Bonsall. He can be contacted at [email protected].
Posted in: Features, Quakers and Social Media
Facing our history and ourselves.
Paula Palmer’s Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples ministry is under the care of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. She offers Toward Right Relationship workshops in churches, schools, and colleges. Her 60-minute slide presentation on the Quaker Indian boarding schools and additional resources are posted at boulderfriendsmeeting.org/ipc-right-relationship.
Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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Cultivating Peace in Troubled Times by Shan Cretin
Facing Facism, McCarthyism, and the New Jim Crow by Laura Magnani
The Courageous Many by Lucy Duncan
Henry Cadbury, AFSC, and Haverford College, David Harrington Watt and James Krippner
Interview with Joyce Ajlouny
Friends Journal Books