From Unwitting to Unwilling
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Readers forum and viewpoint by Dyck Vermilye.
Race, punishment, and hope in the prison‐industrial complex.
Laura Magnani is program director for Healing Justice in the American Friends Service Committee’s San Francisco office. She has done prison work for Friends for over 40 years. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif. This article was adapted from a plenary talk at the 2014 Friends General Conference Gathering in California, Pennsylvania.Posted in: Features, September 2014
Photographer JJ Tiziou captures Friends at the 2014 FGC Gathering in California, Pa.
Transformation and acceptance in the spiritual in‐between spaces.
Daniel Allen divides his time between Quaker projects and writing software for the University of Waterloo. He is a member of Kitchener Area (Ontario) Meeting.Posted in: Features, September 2014
Young adult Friends at the intersection of faith and action.
Emily Higgs lives in San Francisco, Calif., where she is currently working toward a policy-oriented MSW at University of California, Berkeley. She has served as the Continuing Revolution conference coordinator at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa., since 2012. Emily is a member of Lancaster (Pa.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, September 2014
An interview with Christie Duncan‐Tessmer, the new general secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Sex scandals and the myth of Quaker egalitarianism.
Lucinda Vandervort is a legal philosopher and professor at University of Saskatchewan specializing in criminal law and jurisprudence. She is a member of North Columbus (Ohio) Meeting. Her academic publications on sexual consent, institutional design, access to justice, and social justice are at fdsj.nl/vandervort.Posted in: Features, September 2014
A town comes up with a creative way to address violence against women.
Mary Ann Petersen has been attending Quaker meetings for nearly 15 years, and currently attends Eugene (Ore.) Meeting. She practices Chinese medicine and writes about acupuncture, plants, and anything else she finds interesting. She also likes photography and can be found as bunkytown on Instagram, and @Bunkymap on Twitter.Posted in: Features, September 2014
Naming the present ghosts of slavery. Includes podcast and author chat video.
Ron McDonald is a pastoral counselor in private practice at Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting and with the Church Health Center, both in Memphis. He is an adjunct professor of pastoral care at Memphis Theological Seminary. He is also a folksinger, storyteller, and part of a contra-dance band named the EarthQuakers.Posted in: Features, September 2014
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous