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AFSC: Punishment is Not Accountability

  • March 05, 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The American Friends Service Committee is offering a special workshop series on Quakers exploring “Punishment is not Accountability; exploring police, prison abolition, and the future of justice.” The workshops are an attempt to respond to the queries Lucy Duncan raised in “A Quaker Call to Abolition and Creation” in Friends Journal, April 2021: “What would it mean for us to take seriously and collectively as a Religious Society a call to finish the work of abolition, hand in hand and side by side with those affected and their loved ones? What would it mean for us to stand fully with the calls to abolish the police and fully fund community needs instead? What would it mean to reckon with our past complicity with harm and fully dedicate ourselves to the creation of a liberating Quaker faith that commits to build the revolutionary and healing faith we long to see come to fruition?”

The workshops will be online on three Saturdays, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., March 5 and 19 and April 2. The cost is “pay as led.” Here is how to learn more about it and register.

Bethesda Friends Meeting

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P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824

Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland

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