Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lionfish: American Friends Service Committee and World University and School collaborations?

Dear S.C.,

It was great to hear your talk about AFSC's work in North Korea and Zimbabwe at Palo Alto Friends' Meeting last Sunday, and nice to see you in passing at Pacific Yearly Meeting's annual sessions at Walker Creek Ranch on Monday. It was also great to talk with you at Friends' General Conference in early July, where World University and School was an 'official' exhibitor.

I'm writing to explore further how to continue our conversation at FGC and PYM about potential AFSC and World University and School collaborations. Some possible ideas from my perspective include informal student centers at AFSC offices around the world, and letting AFSC networks know about World University and School's upcoming, free, open, online, people-to-people, wiki, teaching and learning opportunities (plus MIT OCW-centric for academics for free bachelor, Ph.D., law and M.D. degrees, too), planned for all languages and countries. I can see further possibilities in collaborating around paid and volunteer internships. I can also envision possible collaborative, AFSC/WUaS, fundraising opportunities, as well, in terms of free, accredited, university (MIT OCW-centric) education for countries vis-a-vis their companies, philanthropies and governments.

In driving north with S.M. of the AFSC SF office to PYM, he mentioned L.D. in the AFSC Philadelphia office as a kind of AFSC education liaison, especially in terms of college-related things, I think. I'm curious about your ideas in these respects, as well.

WUaS could potentially fulfill AFSC's mission ( in new ways, as well as further it as it is. And WUaS is informed with Friendly business process, via monthly business meeting in the manner of f/Friends, as well as has a number of Quaker-focused, wiki, subject pages.


Nontheist Friends:

Looking forward to further communication with you, and thank you!

With Friendly regards,


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