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My Trip to Kunduz

In the summer of 2009, I was given a grant by German Technical Corporation to conduct field research to gather [鈥

Noorjahan Akbar, a native of Afghanistan, graduated in 2010 from George School, a Friends school in Newtown, Pa., and is currently a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

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Helping North Americans Experience Nicaragua

This year marks the 25 year anniversary of ProNica, and an important part of ProNica鈥檚 mission has always been to [鈥

Kathy Hersh is a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting and on the board of ProNica. Her interest in the Nicaraguan people stems from her experience as a journalist covering the Nicaraguan civil war in 1978-79.

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Quaker Education in Bolivia

The special October 2010 issue of FRIENDS JOURNAL on Friends and Education focuses usefully on Quaker schools in the United [鈥

Newton Garver is a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting.

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Concerned about Israel and/or Palestine: Perhaps We Are Part of the Problem

In October 2008, I traveled to the West Bank on behalf of Friends World Committee for Consultation鈥怑urope and Middle East [鈥

Lindsey Fielder Cook is a U.S. Friend and a member of German Yearly Meeting. She currently lives in Bonn, Germany, and is married to a British citizen. Following university, she worked as an intern at Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and then as a teacher for Friends Girls School in Ramallah. This led to humanitarian work with various United Nations agencies in the West Bank, Gaza, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia. She now combines parenting with writing and consultancy work, and serves on the Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC-NY) as the FWCC Representative for Europe and the Middle East.

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Whose Image Is on the Coin? A Jewish Perspective on Abrahamic Wisdoms

I begin with a renewed version of the blessing traditionally offered before learning Torah鈥攕haring wisdom鈥攖ogether: Blessed are you the breath [鈥

Rabbi Arthur Waskow is the director of The Shalom Center, http://www.shalomctr.org, a national Jewish Peace and Justice advocacy group with offices in Philadelphia. This article is extracted from his remarks to the Peace Gathering on January 16.

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Neighbors East and West 鈥 This Time Iran

In 1986 a group mostly of Quakers from Richmond, Indiana, were walking together through the Kremlin on their last night [鈥

Sam Neff is a retired Physics professor who taught for 30 years at Earlham College. Ruth Neff is a nurse-clinical specialist. They are members of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond, Ind.

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A Peace Education Sabbatical

Learnings From My Father I believe in the culture of peace. I believe in daily peace building on a personal, [鈥

Susan Gelber Cannon teaches at the Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa. She has attended Yellow Springs (Ohio), Swannanoah Valley (N.C.), and Saranac Lake (N.Y.) meetings. Susan's website, http://www.teachforpeace.org, has resources for teachers, students, and parents and a journal of her sabbatical experiences.

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A Very Different War: The Story of an Evacuee Sent to the U.S. During World War II

It was only later that we realized how lucky we had been when we arrived in the United States to [鈥

Louise Milbourn, who lives in Cambridge, England, is a retired teacher of geography and geology. To inquire about the availability of Louise's full story, A Very Different War, in book form, e-mail Su Wood at [email protected]

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The Responsibility to Protect: Quakers and Genocide

As I sit writing this article, I hold in my hand a full鈥恜age ad placed by the Save Darfur Coalition [鈥

Jack T. Patterson, a member of Shrewsbury (N.J.) Meeting, formerly served as a Quaker representative to the United Nations in New York, and now sells antique rural Irish furniture. This article grew out of his work as a consultant to AFSC on Friends response to genocide.

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Immigration and Friends Testimonies: Seeing That of God in Our Immigrant Neighbors

Friends have been concerned about the exploitation and dehumanization of workers for many years, most notably in our opposition to [鈥

Danielle Short is a member of Mountain View Meeting in Denver, Colo. She is the human rights program director at the Colorado office of American Friends Service Committee, where she has done community organizing with Latino/Latina immigrants and citizen supporters of immigrant rights. She is currently coordinating the production of a DVD faith curriculum on immigration, a joint project with the Colorado Council of Churches, Iliff School of Theology, the Bell Policy Center, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, and AFSC. She is also in the process of co-founding an intentional community based on sustainability, shared spirituality, and social justice work.

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