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Visual Ministry in Response to War

Review of PAFA’s World War I and American Art

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist and a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


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Lorie Dodge Leininger

Leininger—Lorie Dodge Leininger, 89, on July 29, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lorie was born on August 9, 1926, in Vienna, Austria, to an Austrian mother and a Hungarian father, who left the family when she was young. Sickly as a child, she almost died from pneumonia. In her large Catholic family, discipline was strict, but […]

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The Power of Goodness: Art and Stories for a Culture of Peace

Edited by Nadine Hoover, forewords by Pete Seeger and Musa Akhmadov. Conscience Studio, 2016. 120 pages, $20/paperback. Recommended for all ages. The Power of Goodness is a remarkable anthology of stories collected in the mid-1990s in Chechnya and Russia during the Russian invasion of that country, interspersed with stories from the United States and Europe […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He teaches middle school world history and Holocaust studies. He is currently at work on a book about the Holocaust.


Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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Ethel Anna Goerlich Trefsger

Trefsger—Ethel Anna Goerlich Trefsger, 91, on July 10, 2016, at her son’s home in Auburn, Maine. Ethel was born on November 25, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Blanche Petzold and Otto Goerlich. She attended Dobbins Vocational High School, studied ship hull drafting and pipe design in the World War II Training School at the University […]

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Learning from Old Masters

By Jane Elkington Wohl. Fithian Press, 2016. 76 pages. $14/paperback. This book is aptly titled. The author, a member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting who lives in Wyoming, firmly places herself among a long poetic and artistic tradition. She acknowledges her debts to various predecessors and celebrates the continuation of the poetic quest in traditional forms, […]

Catherine Wald is a poet and freelance writer whose first chapbook, Distant, Burned-out Stars, was published by Finishing Line Press. She is a member of Amawalk (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Shirley Marie Bramkamp Olmstead

Olmstead—Shirley Marie Bramkamp Olmstead, 97, on July 29, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. Shirl was born on April 13, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio. After her graduation from Columbia University, she and her husband, Paul Olmstead, worked for American Friends Service Committee in several locations. In Tennessee, she started a community pottery enterprise that used local clays […]


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She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

By Michael Elsohn Ross. Chicago Review Press, 2015. 192 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $15.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 12 and up. As the title announces, She Takes a Stand features short biographies about 16 activist women and the causes for which they fought. I appreciate that the selection includes women from different countries and continents, from the nineteenth […]

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an artist and writer of books for children.


Posted in: Books, Gender and Sexuality, May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf
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3rd Annual Student Voices Project

“Building Community” is the theme of our third annual selection of writing and art from Quaker-affiliated students.

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Student Voices 2016 Option 4: Community Working Together

Share an example of a community working together to accomplish a greater goal. What happened and how was it made possible? What kind of roles did members play along the way?

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Stewardship of the Earth Print

About the print featured in “Peace is Possible”

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