The AFSC Board has sent out a letter confirming our report of the appointment of Shan Cretin as the new General Secretary.
Reliable sources in & around Philadelphia tell us that AFSC has picked Shan Cretin, Director of its Southern California office, as its new national General Secretary.
No announcement has been seen on the AFSC website as of late Saturday June 12, but our sources are highly credible.
First item: here’s most of a Letter to the Editor of our local North Carolina paper published on May 30, followed by a question to ponder:
Or so goes the breathless headline from ekklesia, an ecumenical news service Over There:
I’ve been reading the book, “118 Days,” published by Christian Peace Teams, about the kidnapping of four CPTers in Baghdad in November 2005. One of the four, Quaker (and my friend) Tom Fox, was murdered in early March of 2006; the other three were rescued on March 23, 2006 by British commandos.
Yesterday the question was: Is this, at long last, the end of the long-running torture infomercial “24″??
Today we know the answer: It is not just NO, but Hell NO!
Have you noticed the “Great Quaker Turnover” yet? It’s well underway.
The Great Quaker Turnover (GQT for short) is a change in top management at a number of the major Quaker organizations. Among them are AFSC, FCNL, FGC, and even Quaker House here on the doorstep of the Military machine. I hear there are others, including FUM, coming up. (Readers are invited to add to the list.)
Julian Brelsford is a Philadelphia YAF who is planning to attend the Wichita YAF conference. He’s been cited here before, in a roundup post with several pieces of feedback to earlier posts here about the conference, its dress code, other rules, and general framework.