Apply Now for AFSC Emerging Leaders for Liberation 2024 Cohort

The American Friends Service Committee is now accepting applications for their hands-on learning program known as Emerging Leaders for Liberation. Each year a group of about 30 young adults join six online learning sessions and two in-person gatherings to deepen their social justice and leadership skills and build community. Applicants must be 18-22 years old as of April 1,…

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Golden Rule Peace Boat visits Ohio and Michigan

In 1958, Quaker anti-nuclear weapons activists were arrested to stop the Golden Rule from sailing to obstruct atmospheric U.S. nuclear weapons tests in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Resulting protests lead to the passage of the 1963 Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, halting atmospheric testing. The Golden Rule and her crew inspired the later actions by the ships…

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New Series: Digital Issues Awareness for Friends

As part of our ongoing Interest Group Series, LEYM is offering a new series of workshops focusing on digital and online practices of possible concern for Friends. The three Saturday afternoon (2:00-3:30pm) workshops will be held January 14, February 11, and March 4th. See descriptions below. Presented by LEYM’s Digital Communications Facilitator, the sessions will draw heavily…

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April Interest Group Explores Michigan’s First Peoples Campaigns

Michigan’s First People’s Social and Environmental Justice Campaigns Saturday, April 9 2:00-3:30 PM The April PJ&E program will feature talks by two leaders in Michigan’s First Peoples campaigns. A spokesperson from the Anishinaabek Caucus will discuss their environmental campaigns, including opposition to the Enbridge Line 5 across the Mackinac Strait, other legislative campaigns for clean water,…

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Friends Respond to War in Ukraine

As a community committed to peace, the War in Ukraine is of deep concern to Friends around the world. Friends General Conference has posted a Message to Friends About Aiding Ukraine that provides helpful links to various aid organizations. The American Friends Service Committee is also speaking out, seeking to dampen the ongoing push to escalate via military…

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Food Security, Food Justice event set for March 12th

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2:00-3:30 pmFood Security, Food JusticeHosted by Lake Erie Yearly Meeting and North Columbus Friends Meeting Our March Interest Group session is set for Saturday, March 12th starting at 2:00 pm. The speakers will provide an informational overview of the larger issues around food sovereignty, food security, food justice, etc., before diving into concrete strategies…

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