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Reflections on performance art among Friends.
A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to “de-gay” himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano.com.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
Written and performed by Peterson Toscano; directed by Samuel Neff. Barclay Press, 2017. 103 minutes. $20/DVD; $14.99/download; $2.99/online rental. I […]
Kody Gabriel Hersh is a queer, trans, young adult, Christian, Quaker, youth worker, writer, and activist. They are a member of Miami (Fla.) Meeting (Southeastern Yearly Meeting), currently living in Philadelphia, Pa.Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
LGBTQ‐Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice
By Kimberly D. Acquaviva. Harrington Park Press, 2017. 250 pages. $60/hardcover; $25/paperback; $19.99/eBook. This manual is a must read if […]
Brad Sheeks is member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting and a retired hospice nurse.Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
Student Voices: “The America I envision is an America where all people are treated equally. It is an America where […]
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 […]
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?
Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting […]
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, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality