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Executive Director’s Self Introduction

This edition of the News from the HomeFront may be the first you have heard that I am the new Executive Director of Quaker House. I look forward to trying to match the quality of my predecessor’s reports in the future. For this first newsletter of my service, I am...

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Thinking about Conscientious Objection in a Time of War

by Steve Woolford, Quaker House Counselor to the GI Rights Hotline   When the Russian invasion of Ukraine was imminent, I was saddened to think about all the people that would be harmed in the conflict. I remembered a conscientious objector from the US Army I worked...

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Putting Action to Witness: Living into the Peace Testimony

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 63 Friends from across the nation joined together online to share their experiences of acting on their personal witness of the Peace Testimony of Friends. Wayne Finegar of Quaker House discussed the history and work of Quaker House and how...

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Wayne Finegar Named New Executive Director of Quaker House

Wayne Finegar Named New Executive Director of Quaker House

The Board of Directors of Quaker House is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne W. Finegar II to the position of Executive Director, effective March 1, 2022. Wayne graduated from Swarthmore College in 1989 with a BA in Philosophy and received a JD degree from...

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Pushed Off the Path of War

Pushed Off the Path of War

Conscientious Objectors Tell Their Stories This is an extended version of the article by Lenore Yarger, Quaker House counselor to the GI Rights Hotline, printed in our Fall 2021 newsletter, HomeFront. Kristofer Miller was a sergeant in Special Forces training at Ft....

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A Different Type of Domestic Abuse

A Different Type of Domestic Abuse

This post is by our Quaker House LCSW mental health counselor, Joanna.  Abuse can come in many forms, and while I have written about this before, more of our clients are reporting financial abuse as one of the ways they are being controlled by their partners. This...

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Countering Military Extremism

Countering Military Extremism

This is an extended version of the article by Chuck Fager, former Quaker House Director, printed in our Fall 2021 newsletter, HomeFront. It was easy to be skeptical about the pledges last winter by the newly minted Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin, III, that he would...

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Conscientious Objectors in Today’s Military

Conscientious Objectors in Today’s Military

On June 8, 2021, we hosted a panel discussion with five amazing individuals. The recording is available below. Our GI Rights Hotline Counselors led a discussion with these five service members about the experiences that led them to apply for discharge as conscientious...

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The Quaker House Peace Race!

The Quaker House Peace Race!

We want to race to peace, and we invite you to join us virtually! The last week of October, design your own 5K or 100 yard run/dash/walk and run it in your location. We would love it if you include place(s) that speak to you of peace and/or social justice (peace for...

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