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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s […]

Ellie Beach lives in Hiram, Ohio.


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Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Joseph Romm. Oxford University Press, 2015. 328 pages. $16.95/paperback; $10.99/eBook. Based on our agreement with climate scientists that global warming is real, human-caused, and dangerous, Friends are beginning to address the problem constructively. In his book Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, Joseph Romm, an MIT-educated physicist, provides a resource for that effort. […]

Philip Favero is a former agricultural economist at Michigan State and South Dakota State Universities and at the University of Maryland. In 2014 he cofounded the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, which stems from Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and is dedicated to advocacy and education about climate change (see csgannapolis.org).


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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Religious Responses to Violence: Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present

Edited by Alexander Wilde. University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. 498 pages. $49/paperback; $7/30-day eBook. During many years as a researcher in and on Brazil, I met hundreds of human rights activists—priests, nuns, Catholic and Protestant laypeople, lawyers, urban and rural poor people, trade unionists, and indigenous people—who found themselves caught up in a struggle […]

Linda Rabben is the author of Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History. An associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland, she attends Adelphi (Md.) Meeting.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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Giving from a Peaceful Place

Finding a balance in our work.

Lisa Smith runs a nonprofit in Washington state that serves seven counties. She brings 30 years of experience with legal, economic development, academic, environmental, tribal, and nonprofit partners. Her research has been published in Consumer Reports, Scholastic magazine, and the American Journal of Public Health. She attends Olympia (Wash.) Meeting.


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The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game

By Nancy Churnin, illustrated by Jez Tuya. Albert Whitman & Company, 2016. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $6.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 5–8. Everyone—fathers and mothers, sons and daughters—has moments of defeat practically daily, whether small ones, large ones, or mid-size. But, to draw a metaphor from our national pastime of baseball, we just “keep on slogging”! What […]

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right—and How We Can, Too

By George Lakey. Melville House, 2016. 304 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $15.99/eBook. If the title of this book conjures up an image of a dense tome on the economic life of tenth-century Vikings, don’t be put off. George Lakey’s focus is all on the subtitle: How the Scandinavians Got It Right—and How We Can, Too. If one […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Toward a Right Relationship with Finance: Debt, Interest, Growth, and Security

By Pamela Haines, Ed Dreby, David Kane, and Charles Blanchard. Quaker Institute for the Future Focus Book 9, 2016. 126 pages. $15/paperback; free PDF available at quakerinstitute.org. Can money and faith mix? How do we apply our Quaker principles to dollars-and-cents decisions? Is it possible to invest ethically and advance a moral economy? What financial […]

Tom Head is a member of Bridge City Meeting in Portland, Ore., and professor of economics at George Fox University. Both his professional work and his Quaker service have focused on international trade, finance, economic development, and international relations. He has a passion for interfaith dialogue and contemplating the role of world religions in the global economy.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith

By Ruah Swennerfelt. Quaker Institute for the Future Focus Book 10, 2016. 111 pages. $15/paperback; free PDF available at quakerinstitute.org. The Transition movement is rapidly becoming a significant international vehicle for deep, nonviolent, democratic social change, as community groups around the world study together about what a sustainable future will require and start to build […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting, allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change

By Stephen A. Jurovics. Morehouse Publishing, 2016. 155 pages. $18/paperback; $16/eBook. Ever since Evangelical Protestants rediscovered that the world is going to Hell in a handbasket—this time in an ecological as well as a moral sense—a groundswell of Christian writers have attempted to spur the faithful up out of their pews. The resulting books tend […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, a systems engineer, and a graduate of Earlham School of Religion with a particular interest in pilgrimage, nature, sacred space, and the intimate relation of science and faith.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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