From AFSC, a hehind-the-scenes look at how birddoggers in New Hampshire and Iowa changed the national conversation on corporate influence

Behind the scenes on corporate activism

I had the plea­sure of an author chat with Jeff Perkins, exec­u­tive direc­tor of Friends Fidu­ciary Cor­po­ra­tion, the orga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides finan­cial ser­vices to Quaker meet­ings and is on the fore­front of socially respon­si­ble invest­ment. We talked about the kind of activism that hap­pens on investor con­fer­ence calls. Jeff’s arti­cle, Main Street Activism and Wall Street Advo­cacy: Strange Bed­fel­lows?, appears in the June/July issue of Friends Jour­nal.

Are We Giving Enough of Ourselves?

Are We Giv­ing Enough of Our­selves?. Greg Woods with a great piece on giv­ing time and lis­ten­ing to God:

How are we respond­ing to these calls? Are we using our gift of time towards work­ing for racial jus­tice? Are we giv­ing enough of our­selves?… Some [Quak­ers] find this the­ol­ogy of con­tin­u­ing rev­e­la­tions dis­tress­ing, but I find com­fort in that because it hon­ors Friends’ long­time wit­ness that God is still speak­ing to our con­di­tion today, both as a cor­po­rate body and as indi­vid­u­als. We should always be lis­ten­ing for how God wants to use us and our abil­i­ties as dis­ci­ples of God’s grace within today’s ever-changing world.