Everyday racism at the farmers’ market.
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October 2014:Experiences of Friends of ColorAn Ode to My Quaker Father
There is Hope
On Being Good
A Journey Toward Eliminating Racism
La Verne Maria Shelton, philosopher-mystic, mathophile, and musician, taught academic philosophy until 1996, and has worked as a mental health counselor. She is a former Friend in Residence at the Pendle Hill study center, and her ministry among Friends includes workshop offerings that nurture diverse and transformative spiritual community. She is a member of Plainfield (Vt.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
A letter from that person of color you approach for conversation at random times.
Regina Renee is a former classroom teacher and current public librarian. She is passionate about social justice, intellectual freedom, labyrinths, and popcorn. Yes, popcorn. She serves on the board of Western Friend and attends Mountain View Meeting in Denver, Colo. You can find her online at A Friendly Journey (friendreginarenee.blogspot.com) and on Twitter @FriendRsquared.Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
La Verne Maria Shelton lives in Montpelier, Vt.Posted in: October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color, Poetry
A planned memorial for freed slaves in the cemetery exposes lingering divides.
Avis Wanda McClinton is a resident of Glenside, Pa., in Upper Dublin Township. She is a board member of the Grandom Insitution, a grant making project of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
A standoff at the meetinghouse.
Sharon Smith is a lifelong, Black-Indian Friend. She is a former clerk of the East Sandwich Preparative Meeting’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee and former co-clerk of the New England Yearly Meeting Racial Social and Economic Justice Committee. She is currently a member of the Cuffee Meeting and lives in western North Carolina and is at work on a book, Mixed Blessing: Growing Up Black-Indian and Quaker.Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
A ministry to abolish racism within Quakerism
Vanessa Julye is the nurturing ministries coordinator for Friends General Conference’s Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and the Haverford College Corporation, Vanessa has published numerous articles and pamphlets and serves as a guest speaker for many Friends meetings. Vanessa meets with Friends of Color throughout the world.Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
Births, marriages, and deaths.
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous