Seek Wholeness through Spirit-Led Action!
Interested in reconnecting faith and witness? Longing to get more deeply engaged in movements for peace with justice and with other Quakers working for change?
Join AFSC staff and others in a full schedule of activities to stoke the fire of faith-inspired activism.This year AFSC will be offering workshops and running a full series of afternoon events to explore the spiritual grounding for action, the nuts and bolts of organizing, and information about issues.
Workshops Led by AFSC Staff
Week-long morning workshops at the Gathering include four led by AFSC staff:
- Cross-Border Immigrant Tales and Action Tools (Khamala, Want, and Rios)
- Quakers and Criminal Justice: Past to Future (Magnani and Elster)
- Shared Secuirty: A Quaker Vision for U.S. Policy (Kanegis, Wilson, and Jarrar)
- Telling Stories for Racial Justice (Duncan and Goens-Bradley)
A Series of Afternoon Events
Afternoon events will include:
- The Courageous Many: A panel presentation on undoing racism
- Small group justice ministry: bring spirit and action together with this powerful organizing model
- Radical Hospitality: Working for Immigrant Justice
- The Quaker Network to End Mass Incarceration: working together for change
- Organizing for justice in Israel and Palestine
- Global Shared Security & changing foreign policy at home
Join a Network of Quakers Working for Change
Interested in bringing the work of the American Friends Service Committee to your local Quaker meeting or church? Curious about how your meeting/church’s work aligns or might be strengthened by our work? Want to join a national network of Quakers working on peace and social justice?
Become a meeting/church liaison in this program providing substantive ways for Quakers and Quaker congregations to engage in AFSC’s work.
110 Quaker congregations across the United States have already joined with the AFSC to bring an end to mass incarceration, serve as immigrant allies, and work for just and lasting peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
You can learn more about this program by visiting this AFSC webpage, or by emailing Lucy Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also find out more about the program at this year’s FGC Gathering.