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12 Years a Slave: A Reflection

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On Twitter: Promoting Friends

A Twitter conversation over how Friends share their message in the modern world.

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Pete Seeger and Friends

A musical Friend shares stories of the peace-loving folksinger Pete Seeger, who passed away on January 27, 2014.

Peter Blood is a member of Mount Toby Meeting in Leverett, Mass. He is a music editor, song leader, and performer living in Amherst, Mass.

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Reflections from St. Petersburg, Russia

Life in Russia also brings moments of unexpected warmth, goodness, and humanity. It brings people together and forms instant, deep connections.

Pola Lem is a recent graduate of Haverford College and a 2013 intern at Friends Journal. She is currently studying in Russia.

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A New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2013

We’ve been sharing our most-read articles of 2012 on Facebook and Twitter. Here they are along with highlights from the issues in which they originally appeared.

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Diplomacy Is Not a Sprint

Glen Retief’s recent letter to Friends Journal, “A Pacifist Reconsiders Military Action in Syria,” reflects the dilemma many Friends feel about our country’s role in confronting brutal violence.

Diane Randall is executive secretary for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Learn more at www.fcnl.org.

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A Pacifist Reconsiders Military Action in Syria

A foreign-born Quaker pacifist abstains from the missile strikes debate.

Glen Retief’s book The Jack Bank: A Memoir of a South African Childhood won a Lambda Literary Award. He teaches creative writing at Susquehanna University and is a member of Pennsdale (Pa.) Meeting.

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Syria As a Tipping Point

I don’t know how to create transformation on a global scale, but “let us see what love can do.”

Susan C. Hefte is a member of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Meeting.

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Human Rights: The Central Issue of Our Time

From the archives, a feature article by Bayard Rustin from the February 15, 1987 issue of Friends Journal. In August 2013, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, with the following citation: Bayard Rustin was an unyielding activist for civil rights, dignity, and equality […]

Biography from the 1987 issue: Bayard Rustin is president of the A . Philip Randolph Educational Fund. He has been active for over 50 years in civil rights and human rights causes, most notably as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, D .C. Bayard Rustin is a member of Fifteenth Street (N. Y.) Meeting.

 

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Reza Aslan, Fox News, and Jesus as violent revolutionary

Religion scholar Reza Aslan is author of a controversial new book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” He’s a former intern at Friends Committee on National Legislation. Fox News and sometimes Quaker attender Stephen Prothero weigh in.

Martin Kelley is the senior editor at Friends Journal.

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