Allen Family wrote -
Kenton was deeply committed to his Quaker faith; he “spoke his truth,” inspired by the belief that there is “that of God in everyone. The son of educators and married to the another amazing and gifted teacher, Kathleen, he also distinguished himself as a Spanish profesor dedicated to international understanding. Whether civil rights, international student exchange, or his abiding love for Mexico, Kenton fought the non-violent way for a better world, and belief in world peace guided his life.
Kenton Allen passed away at age 80 on December 21, 2106. When he knew his time was coming, he asked for donations in the name of the AFSC.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. Founded in the crucible of World War I by Quakers who aimed to serve both humanity and country while being faithful to their commitment to nonviolence, AFSC has more than nine decades of experience building peace in communities worldwide. AFSC has worked throughout the world in conflict zones, in areas affected by natural disasters, and in oppressed communities to address the root causes of war and violence. In 1947, AFSC was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on behalf of all Quakers for our work “…from the nameless to the nameless….”
- Addressing prisons
- Ending discrimination
- Just economies
- Building peace
- Immigrant rights