Social Justice

Love the Prisoner

Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) is the branch of Homeland Security that runs immigration detention centers in jails and prisons across our nation.  Because most detainees are not charged with “crimes,” they are held in “civil” detention. This particular fact is at the heart of my story.

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The Mission Field of Washington DC - Unabridged

The Mission Field of Washington, DC

Talk given to Pacific Yearly Meeting, July 30, 2013 at Mount Madonna Retreat Center, Watsonville, California

by Diane Randall, Executive Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation

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The Kabarak Call to Peace and Ecojustice

The Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice was approved on 24 April 2012 at the Sixth World Conference of Friends, held at Kabarak University near Nakuru, Kenya. It is the culmination of the FWCC World Consultation on Global Change which was held in 2010 and 2011. It is being circulated with the Conference Epistle.

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From Empire to Beloved Community - Abridged

From Empire to Beloved Community

Excerpts from a talk given to Intermountain Yearly Meeting, June 13, 2013, at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiú, New Mexico

by Steve Chase

I was so moved last night when Sherry read the Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice, … This is a prophetic call from the heart of our faith tradition. …

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On Love

Dear Friends: Love, the bumper sticker, is simple and sweet. Love that moves through the real world can knock people down. Affection, friendship, romance, and unconditional loving-kindness – each seeks its place in our lives, and these forces can sometimes rush in and overwhelm us. Opening our hearts to love – both to its uncertainty and to its certainty – can be frightening.

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Forty Years of Progresa in Guatemala

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Progresa program in Guatemala, program participants and supporters gathered in Guatemala in April 2013 to review the program’s history and accomplishments. Looking back across forty years, we found much to celebrate.

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