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Cultivating Peace in Troubled Times

Shan Cretin looka back at 100 years of Quaker action and witness.

Shan Cretin will be retiring as general secretary of American Friends Service Committee at the end of August 2017, a post she has held since September 2010. She is currently a member of Santa Monica (Calif.) Meeting and a sojourning member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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Facing Fascism, McCarthyism, and the New Jim Crow in 2017

The times we find ourselves in are extremely serious.

Laura Magnani is director of AFSC鈥檚 Bay Area Healing Justice Program and has worked on criminal justice issues for over 35 years. She wrote America鈥檚 First Penitentiary: A 200 Year Old Failure and coauthored Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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Founders Hall of Haverford College, Pennsylvania. 漏 Tlonorbis via Wikimedia.

Henry Cadbury, AFSC, and Haverford College

Even 1918 Quakers were a complicated mix of prophetic and pragmatic.

James Krippner has been teaching at Haverford College since 1992. David Harrington Watt will begin teaching there in the fall of this year. They would both like to acknowledge the invaluable assistance they received from the staff of Haverford College鈥檚 library, Krista Oldham in particular, while researching this article.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
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An interview with Joyce Ajlouny

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
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Friends, Peace, and Justice in Baltimore

Weekly vigils against war and for peace find a new focus for Baltimore Friends after the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

Kathryn Munnell is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md. She currently serves on the Peace and Justice Committee of her meeting. She has divided her career between working on peace and justice issues and teaching in public high schools in Baltimore and New York City.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, The FJ Blog
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A Centennial History of the American Friends Service Committee

By Gregory A. Barnes. Friends Press, 2016. 498 pages. $24.95/paperback. At the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists in 1994, Quaker historian J. William Frost argued that the historical significance of Friends in the twentieth century lay primarily in social, political, and humanitarian activism. Of that activism, the best-known manifestation is unquestionably the American Friends […]

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. He has written extensively on Quaker history since 1800.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Books
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Margaret L. Fogg

Fogg鈥擬argaret L. Fogg, 90, on January 7, 2017, in Tallahassee, Fla., after a brief illness. Margaret was born on November 4, 1926, in Salem, N.J. She graduated from George School in 1944 and from Earlham College in 1948. The loving mother of seven children and grandmother of eleven, she nourished her family with her skills […]

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William Boyce Upholt

Upholt鈥擶illiam Boyce Upholt, 72, on July 30, 2016, at home in West Hartford, Conn. Bill was born on September 14, 1943, in Orlando, Fla. He earned a bachelor鈥檚 from Pomona College in 1965 and a doctorate from California Institute of Technology in 1971, both degrees in chemistry. In 1975, after postdoctoral fellowships at University of […]

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Continuing Work

Our introduction to the March 2017 issue on Race and Anti-Racism.

Martin Kelley is the senior editor of聽Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Race and Anti-Racism
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Watch the invocation on John Marquette's Facebook page.

News, March 2017

News from Friends: NEYM donates records to UMass Amherst; Quaker gives invocation at Pennsylvania State Senate; Cambridge Friends worship as witness outside bomb manufacturer. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 […]

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