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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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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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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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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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What Unites Us

If we want a world without war, we must first accept our own Quaker family.

Gretchen Castle serves as general secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation–World Office in London, which works across the four section offices around the world and represents Friends at the world level. Gretchen is a member of Doylestown (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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Disarming Conflict

By Ernie Regehr. Zed Books, 2015. 228 pages. $19.95/paperback. One of the great mysteries of this world is why we humans waste incredible amounts of resources on the tools of war. What adds to the mystery, as Ernie Regehr lays out in Disarming Conflict, is that this endeavor is not only futile but—for the objective […]

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Books, September 2016, September 2016 Books
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The Good War That Wasn’t—and Why It Matters: World War II’s Moral Legacy

By Ted Grimsrud. Cascade Books, 2014. 286 pages. $35/paperback; $9.99/eBook. “All war is immoral.” —Curtis LeMay, commander of American Air Forces, Asiatic-Pacific Theater of WWII Deeply entrenched in American thought is the idea that World War II was a “good” war, one worth fighting, proving once and for all that, when all is said and […]

William H. Mueller and his wife, Pat, are members of St. Lawrence Valley Meeting in Potsdam, N.Y. (under the care of Ottawa Meeting, Canadian Yearly Meeting). He taught biological and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health in 1975–2004, including courses in violence prevention and spiritual aspects of health.


Posted in: Books, September 2016, September 2016 Books
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Quakers Respond to Orlando Shooting (Updated)

Around the web and within Friends organizations and communities, Quakers are responding to the tragic news of a mass shooting that occurred early morning on Sunday, June 12, at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Friends Journal sees its role as an amplifier of these Quaker voices. Please let us know of other statements […]


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Hunting Pennies: Poems from an Appalachian Childhood

By Errol Hess. Wetknee Books, 2015. 69 pages. $5.99/paperback. Hunting Pennies reminded me of going for a dip in a local swimming hole. You’re not expecting anything fancy or elaborate; you may encounter mud, muck, and silt along the bottom; and you’ll probably come back with a few bug bites—but man, is that cold water […]

Catherine Wald is a poet and author of Distant, Burned-out Stars. She is a member of Amawalk (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: 2016, Almost Quaker, Books, June/July 2016 Books
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Viewpoint: Toward a Better Understanding

A reader suggests that even a simple tool such as Wikipedia can help us learn more about violent extremists. 🔒 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 […]

The author lives in Brookhaven, Pa.


Posted in: Gender and Sexuality, Viewpoint
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