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December 2015 / Economic Justice and Poverty
Talk Less, Do More
J. Jondhi Harrell
Mass Incarceration and #BlackLivesMatter
Climate Change Is Our Lunch Counter Moment
FJ Books December 2015
Shelley Cochran lives in Rochester, N.Y.Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Viewpoint
Letters from our readers.
Are Friends really addressing issues of poverty in our communities? The answers are disconcerting; they bring up so many more […]
J. Jondhi Harrell is a writer, public speaker, community activist, and organizer. After serving 25 years in federal custody, he founded the Center for Returning Citizens to help formerly incarcerated individuals transition back into the community. He is a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa, and co-clerk of the meeting’s Peace and Social Justice Committee.Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
Quakers Connect as a Movement Builds
Madeline Schaefer worked as the Friends relations associate at American Friends Service Committee for two years from 2012 to 2014. She grew up attending Radnor (Pa.) Meeting outside of Philadelphia.Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
Information about a FJ program.
Understanding the mechanics of violent culture.
Khary Bekka is a member of the Sing Sing Worship Group at the prison in Ossining, N.Y., where he is serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder.Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
A minute by a group of men at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
Sing Sing Worship Group has been meeting continuously each Sunday since 1987. It is also attended by Friends from monthly meetings in Purchase Quarter of New York Yearly Meeting. The following individuals contributed to the writing of this minute: Chaymarl Cormier, Frank Jackson, Kenneth Cole, Khary Bekka, Marvin Wade, Mulumba Kazigo, Nahshon Jackson, Robert Rose, Sayyed Bashar, Stephen Brathwaite, Steven Thomas, and Ti’Quan Davis.Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
FJ Poetry: “Used to be our worth was easy…”
Karen Craigo lives in Springfield, Mo.Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Poetry
A community‐centered approach to poverty and crime.
Jeff Rasley is a member of Indianapolis First Friends in Indiana, professor at Butler University, Himalayan trek leader, author of eight books and over 40 magazine articles, and a retired lawyer.Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
Partnering history and a neighborhood.
Jean Hurd serves on the board of Historic Fair Hill and is passionate about improving the educational lives of children in our neediest communities. She is an attender at Chestnut Hill Meeting in the northwest section of Philadelphia, Pa.Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous