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August 2015 / The Effects of War

Khalid鈥檚 Eyes
Raed Jarrar
Supporting PTSD Victims
Jack Ciancio
Cross鈥恈ultural Work with Veterans
Zachary Moon interview
The Work Continues
David Harrington Watt & Marian Ronan
Quaker Books August 2015

Among Friends

Faithfulness and Acting鈥怉s鈥怚f: an introduction to our issue on war, warriors, and the effects of war.

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Forum August 2015

Letters from our readers. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please [鈥

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Finding a Third Way with Veterans

The August 2015 Viewpoint

Andy Henry lives in Newberg, Ore.


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Khalid鈥檚 Eyes

A brother disappears as a country disintegrates.

Raed Jarrar serves as government relations manager at American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 Office of Public Policy and Advocacy in Washington, D.C. Born in Baghdad to an Iraqi mother and a Palestinian father, Raed grew up in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Iraq. Since immigrating to the United States in 2005, he has worked on political and cultural issues that pertain to U.S. engagement in the Arab and Muslim worlds.


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One of the 779 porcelain teacups inscribed with flowers. This one has 220 tulips, which represents the number of detainees from Afghanistan.

A Cup of Tea

Creating meaning out of trauma.

Jean Grant is a member of Oread Meeting in Lawrence, Kans., and author of its privately published 50-year history, Seeds of Silence, and a novel, The Burning Veil.


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Supporting Post鈥恡raumatic Stress Disorder Victims

Understanding the cluster of symptoms of PTSD and the role of religious community.

Jack Ciancio is a member of Ararat (N.C.) Meeting. He is a veteran, retired psychiatric nurse, educator, and author of Where Christ Presides: A Quaker Perspective on Moral Discernment (Redemption Press). He is currently working on a book on the Gospel of Mark.


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What Is Moral Injury and Why Should Friends Care?

Creating safe spaces for veterans to confront the effects of moral injury.

Kristen Richardson is a member of Chatham-Summit Meeting in New York and Friends General Conference鈥檚 Quaker Quest travel team. A former international aid worker, she continues to seek opportunities to put her program, strategic, and spiritual skills into the service of those who need them most through a ministry of management.


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Cross鈥恈ultural Work with Veterans

An interview with military chaplain Zachary Moon.

Zachary Moon is a lifelong Quaker who serves as a military chaplain. He is the author of Coming Home (Chalice Press) and writes on topics such as military culture, post-traumatic stress, and the role of congregations in the reentry process. He is a PhD candidate at Iliff School of Theology and lives in Denver, Colo., with his wife and two enthusiastic toddlers.


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Dialoguing with Terrorists

Long鈥恡erm Quaker peacemaking in the war zones of East Africa. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ [鈥

David Zarembka started the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams (USA) in 1998 to partner with African peacemakers. He lives in western Kenya with his wife, Gladys Kamonya. They are members of both Lumakanda Friends Church in Kenya and Bethesda (Md.) Meeting in the United States.


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A Letter from a Warrior

A World War II soldier and POW shares hope for the future. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not [鈥

George Rubin is a member of Medford (N.J.) Meeting, a retired podiatrist, and has served as clerk for New York Yearly Meeting, Medford Meeting, and American Friends Service Committee鈥檚 New York regional office. He writes for the Medford Leas literary publication, is active with many Quaker organizations, and enjoys working with youth.


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