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Among Friends: Convicted Friends

Our introduction to the issue.

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Forum, January 2017

Letters from our readers. 🔒 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 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back […]

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On Being a Quaker Entrepreneur

Quaker testimonies inform business dealings in a modern small business. 🔒 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 largest online library of Quaker information: […]

Dan Cooperstock is a member of Toronto (ON) Meeting who has been active at both the monthly and yearly meeting levels with finances, and is the owner of Cooperstock Software / Software4Nonprofits.com.


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To Be Useful with Proper Concern

Inspiration in a family history of being “useful” and “worthy.”

Jeremy Evans is a junior at Haverford College. A 2014 alum of Westtown School, he attends Westtown Meeting when home in nearby Glen Mills, Pa. He considers himself a student, f/Friend, athlete, musician, listener, thinker, debater, nature lover, traveler, and entrepreneur, striving imperfectly to alleviate suffering, bring joy, and create sustained peace.


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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Beacon Press, 2014. 296 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. This book is part of Beacon Press’s ReVisioning American History series, which is intended to offer “fresh perspectives on familiar narratives” that are told “from the viewpoint of underrepresented communities.” The editor for the series promises, “each title will both fundamentally challenge but also change […]

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism. He previously worked for over 20 years as an attorney in the Indian Affairs Division of the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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Quaker Earthcare Witness at Standing Rock: Respect Is the Heart of the Camp

Friends visiting Standing Rock: “Will it become yet another instance of invasion and destruction of an indigenous community or will this gathering of spirit serve as a pivot point for how we all relate to the natural world? What role do Friends have in this historic event?”

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


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Quaker Family Values on Giving

Charity begins in the home. 🔒 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 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going […]

Kathleen Costello Malin is a member of Smithfield (R.I.) Meeting and is active on a New England Yearly Meeting committee and her quarterly meeting as well. Kathleen works at a community foundation and presents frequently on philanthropy and technology. She has two millennial sons and a boomer husband. This article has been slightly corrected from the print edition.


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The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier

By Teri Kanefield. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016. 64 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $15.54/eBook. Recommended for ages 8–12. This is a book I wanted to like as soon as I saw it. Susanna Wright is a fascinating woman and she deserves to be better known. She is worthy of a good, thorough adult biography, but in […]

Paul Buckley is a Quaker historian, theologian, and author of The Essential Elias Hicks.


Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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Approved! A Story About Quaker Meeting for Business

By Nancy L. Haines, illustrated by Anne E. G. Nydam. Pleasant Green Books, 2016. 24 pages. $12/paperback. Recommended for ages 8 and up. This book is a resource for teaching children how Quakers conduct business. It was written with the support of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting and financed with a grant from the same group. The […]

Eileen Redden is the assistant book review editor of Friends Journal and worships with the Lewes (Del.) Worship Group.


Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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Viewpoint: Persuasive Letters to the Editor

Tips for getting your thoughts printed in your local paper.

Don Byrd lives in Bloomington, Ind.


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