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 […]
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Debby Churchman lives in Arlington, Va., and works for Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).
Posted in: Quaker Summers, Viewpoint
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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’s our duty to open our arms to them and welcome them.”
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.”
24 book recommendations from the Student Voices Project.
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
On the FJ Blog: “A boy’s 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 “Giving Voices to Ghosts,” 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 “Giving Voices to Ghosts.” 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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