Student Voices: “The America I envision is an America where all people are treated equally. It is an America where no matter how you look or how you identify, you will be accepted. It is an America that is respected and valued as a country.”
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The world is constantly changing and progressing but without proper leadership, it will be very easy for our country to stumble
Student Voices: “After having countless conversations and doing extensive research, I am still confused about your priorities and whether you are making your executive decisions with the right intentions. I have many fears and concerns including women’s rights, climate change, equality, and more.”
The still, small voice within tells us that any work or sacrifice without love is a waste of time.
Phil Lord is the clerk of the board of American Friends Service Committee and a founding member of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He currently serves as the executive director of a service and advocacy organization that works on behalf of low-income tenants.
Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s […]
Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting that occurred early morning on Sunday, June 12, at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Friends Journal sees its role as an amplifier of these Quaker voices. Please let us know of other statements […]
A history of American Friends Service Committee’s work for LGBTQ rights and recognition.
Stephen McNeil, a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif., serves as AFSC’s San Francisco Wage Peace director. He has served as staff for 32 years and on a program committee for seven years. He has also served in various roles with Friends Committee on National Legislation for 16 years.
Timeline based on the work of AFSC archivist Jack Sutters.
Posted in: Features, Gender and Sexuality
Our souls are able to hold all the various parts of who we are.
Sa’ed Atshan is a visiting assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College. He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.
Posted in: Features, October 2015
Northwest Yearly Meeting dismissal, North Carolina interfaith festival, conscientious objection anniversary, and an update on the Golden Rule restoration. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant […]
I see two ways that Quakers and the larger church can move forward in the tension of unity and diversity: liberal deconstructionism or Pentecostal ecclesiology. While both are useful and both claim to be prophetic, I am becoming convinced that a new Pentecost is the only vital way forward. To reclaim Pentecost is to reclaim […]
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Douglas C. Bennett is President Emeritus of Earlham College and a member of First Friends in Richmond, Indiana.
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