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Quakers, Restrooms, and the Learning Curve

Quakers tend to follow the leading to be in the world but not of it, although last summer gave us ample reason to not want to be in it much. Holy moly. Still, in our own small way, Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) is meeting the world as it is and working toward a better […]

Debby Churchman lives in Arlington, Va., and works for Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


Posted in: Quaker Summers, Viewpoint
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Daniela-Uribe

I think it says something about our country that even the smallest of voices were recognized

Student Voices: ” I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next president, you should help to give everyone, rich or poor, a chance to voice their opinions.”

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Kyle-Witter

Every person deserves a chance and the right to have that chance

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鈥檚 rights, climate change, equality, and more.”

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Abigail-Regis

When I first found out that you won the election, to be honest, I felt fear

Student Voices: “Fear that racial relations would get worst, fear that women would be looked at as lesser (more than they already are), and fear women will lose control of their own bodies.”

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Gillian-Murray

America needs to be a safe place for anybody and everybody

Student Voices: “Many people are fleeing war-torn countries to find a safe, new life in America. They dream of living somewhere free, and they deserve that. These people have escaped traumatic, life-threatening situations, and I feel it鈥檚 our duty to open our arms to them and welcome them.”

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Acadia-Pesner

Even if you do not agree with many women, please respect our ideals

Student Voices: “Feminism is as a matter of principle. You will learn that respecting women is the right thing to do. By calling women fat and talking about their bodies, you are shaming them, which is mean spirited and very inappropriate.”

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Quaker Students鈥 Reading List for President Trump

24 book recommendations from the Student Voices Project.

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Remembering a Workcamp in Tennessee

A Friend recounts an AFSC workcamp in 1949.

George H. Kurz is a retired ophthalmologist who practiced in New Jersey and was a clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also taught in Africa, Ecuador, the Philippines, and China. He and his wife, Elisabeth, live at Pennswood Village, a Quaker retirement community in Pennsylvania.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, The FJ Blog
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The Art of Gratitude

On the FJ Blog: “A boy鈥檚 watercolor depicts a heartwarming scene created amid the misery and starvation of post-World War I Germany. The painting, part of a new exhibit entitled 鈥淕iving Voices to Ghosts,鈥 shows three women busy preparing food. Steam and presumably pleasant aromas arise from large kettles. Small containers of salz (salt) and […]

Nichole Mathews is part of an art committee at Indianapolis First Friends exploring additional ways and locations to display 鈥淕iving Voices to Ghosts.鈥 For more information, contact her at [email protected].

Daniel Lee is a member of Indianapolis First Friends.


Posted in: The FJ Blog
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