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Reexamining the motivations and principles of the golden age of Quaker 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 […]
Originally from the United Kingdom, Anthony Fuller has a long interest in Quaker business. He currently lives near Princeton, N.J., and is a senior procurement leader, trying to apply Quaker principles to his everyday work. Although not a Friend, Anthony is actively engaged with the Friends community through the Quakers and Business Group.
Posted in: Features, Quakers in the Workplace
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
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.
Posted in: The FJ Blog, Unfeatured
By Susan Verde and Georgie Badiel, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. G.P. Putnam’s Sons’ Books for Young Readers, 2016. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 5–8. Gie Gie is a girl whose parents call her Princess. She has a great imagination and sense of power in her world. She says, “I can tame the […]
Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and coauthors and illustrators of Earthcare for Children, a curriculum they are currently revising for a new edition.
Posted in: Books, December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy
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 […]
By Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman. Beacon Press, 2016. 181 pages. $25.95/hardcover; $24.99/eBook. Before we begin, let us pause for a moment to respectfully acknowledge that the common use of the word “queer” still alienates and therefore excludes some members of the sexual-minority community. I, myself, know what it means to feel disrespected by the unthinking […]
Mitchell Santine Gould is a gay and Quaker historian who is writing a book on Walt Whitman. He runs an Airbnb destination in Portland, Ore., called PDX Wheelhouse, and is the curator of Leavesofgrass.org.
Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
By Diane Reynolds. Cascade Books, 2016. 449 pages. $53/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi activist. He believed that “the personal was always theological and that the theological was always personal.” His theological writings, encouraging a “religionless Christianity”—Christ-centered activism outside a church—were embraced by liberal denominations like Quakers and […]
Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and the co-director of Brown University’s Nonfiction Writing Program.
Posted in: Books, Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books
It’s time to get America above the snake line of racial oppression.
Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is founder of Repairers of the Breach, chief architect of the Forward Together Moral Mondays Movement, and author of The Third Reconstruction (Beacon Press).
© American Friends Service Committee. This article is adapted from a talk given to AFSC’s Corporation Meeting in March. AFSC has been supporting Rev. Barber’s Repairers of the Breach revival tour in several cities. The full talk is available at afsc.org/barber.
Posted in: Features, September 2016
By Geraldine Brooks. Viking, 2015. 302 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $13.99/eBook. In Geraldine Brooks’s midrash of the story of King David, she dares to “confront the King” through her narrator Natan (Nathan), his trusted advisor, friend, and prophet. Her story follows closely the very brief scriptural references to King David’s life from boyhood to his death, […]
Joan Dyer Liversidge, a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting, has traveled among Friends and other people of faith to learn and grow in her own relationship with God. She finds stories of women, both biographical and fictional, a source of great inspiration.
Posted in: Books, September 2016, September 2016 Books
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