Evening Programs Events
An evening to celebrate AFSC's Centennial! What does it mean to live under occupation? What does it mean to be cast in the role of occupier? How does Spirit guide resistance and liberation, awakening and struggle? Sa'ed Atshan and Sandra Tamari are Palestinian Quakers. Dalit Baum is an Israeli Jew. Together they will tell stories of living in the context of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, what moved them to begin resisting the occupation and militarism in that context and how the Spirit informs their struggle. They will draw connections between Palestine/Israel and other struggles such as Black Lives Matter and the need to push back against toxic masculinity. AFSC has worked in Palestine/Israel since 1948 and continues to work on the ground in the region and in the United States to shift policy there.
Quakers have the power and historical momentum to be heard. Friends are poised to drop a pebble, — which in co-creation with spirit, can swell ripples into mighty waves. Deepening our impact on societal transformation requires commitment to the internal work needed to viscerally experience unity among ourselves, and with the planet. The time has come to listen deeply to spirit, and live into the wisdom of natural living systems. We must open ourselves to perpetual transformative self-examination in order to build the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual muscle needed to navigate the uncertain times ahead.