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Complications of Dobbs Decision on Active-duty Service People

The complications caused by the recent Dobbs decision by the United States Supreme Court continue to grow as jurisdictions and entities across the country try to work out the implications. While the basic landscape faced by members of the military hasn’t changed at...

Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune and Other Military Facilities

Recent press reporting has included news about environmental contamination issues at multiple military bases. In November 2021, it was reported that 14,000 gallons of jet fuel had contaminated the water supply at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. What was less covered was the...

John’s Story

by Lenore Yarger, Quaker House Counselor to the GI Rights Hotline   When John (not his real name) joined the Marine Corps over two years ago, his recruiters made it clear that he should not disclose a prior history of psychological counseling and medication. He made...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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