. . .What Is This Sh*t??
As Shan Cretin prepares to take over as the AFSC’s new General Secretary, she will no doubt get lots of advice about how to renew and revive the organization.
I’m going to join the queue and offer mine here. To lay the groundwork for that, first a bit of background, and some diagnosis.
I am pleased to announce that the long-awaited new issue of the distinguished, even legendary journal Quaker Theology has just gone online.
Besides the usual stunning cover, this issue includes several pieces that will be must-reads and must-discuss for up-to-the-minute Friends out there. Continue reading Now Online! (Also In Print!) “Quaker Theology” Issue #17
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.)