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The Gift of the House of the Peaceable Kin鈥恉om

In my youth I was a comic book geek. Occasionally one might hear me cheekily go off about their ability [鈥

Tai Amri Spann-Wilson is studying for a Master of Divinity degree at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif., where he attends Strawberry Creek Meeting.

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From Surplus to Big Plus

Every so often, many of us are lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time to [鈥

Don Lathrop is a longtime attender of Old Chatham (N.Y.) Meeting. Eddie moved to Honduras in 1996 with his family. He and his wife and daughter have organized 10 such truckloads into Honduras and have used banana trucks for the last five trips.

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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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Life and Work at the Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City

A year and a half ago, in the fall of 2006, the Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City celebrated [鈥

Stephen Snyder, a member of Menomonie (Wis.) Meeting, attends Sioux Falls (S.Dak.) Worship Group. Before retiring, he taught political science and directed international programs at University of Wisconsin-Stout. He and his wife, Mary, have been frequent visitors as well as Friends-in-residence at the Casa.

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FWCC and Affluent and Impoverished Friends

The October issue on the 70th anniversary of Friends World Committee for Consultation was a wonderful celebration of how Friends [鈥

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

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Juarez Reflections

The three empty bird cages are stacked forlornly against the wall of the house on the small concrete paved patio, [鈥

Mary Ray Cate is a member of Santa Fe (N.Mex.) Meeting and an artist who sells her work to benefit AFSC, Centro Santa Catalina, and other nonprofit organizations.

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Taking the Pulse of FWCC

Ask a scuba diver, what鈥檚 it like? You鈥檒l hear about thrill, but miss the feel. Ask an FWCC rep, what [鈥

Marion Love is a member of Des Moines Valley (Iowa) Meeting.

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All Friends鈥 Conference of 1920

Before the 1937 Friends World Conference, Friends from throughout the world and across the various branches of the Religious Society [鈥

Elizabeth Cazden is a member of Concord (N.H.) Meeting. Her Quaker history research includes Friends in Cuba, independent liberal meetings, and Quaker slave-owners in Rhode Island; see http://www.betsycazden.com.

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鈥漌hy Does (or Doesn鈥檛) FWCC Do That?

When asked to explain our faith and practice, we Friends often tell stories鈥攐f the steadfastness of those who faced persecution, [鈥

Margaret Fraser, executive secretary of FWCC Section of the Americas, is a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting.

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The Challenges of 鈥楩ace鈥恡o鈥怓ace鈥 and 鈥楬eart鈥恡o鈥 Heart鈥

At its core, FWCC is about providing opportunities for Friends in all our theological, cultural, and linguistic traditions to connect [鈥

Louise Salinas, associate secretary of FWCC Section of the Americas, is a member of Fallsington (Pa.) Meeting.

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