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Talk Less, Do More
J. Jondhi Harrell
Psychological Seduction
Khary Bekka
Mass Incarceration and #BlackLivesMatter
Madeline Schaefer
Climate Change Is Our Lunch Counter Moment
Shelley Tanenbaum
FJ Books December 2015

Viewpoint: Wealth Among Friends

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Shelley Cochran lives in Rochester, N.Y.


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Forum December 2015

Letters from our readers. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back [鈥

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talk-less

Talk Less, Do More

Are Friends really addressing issues of poverty in our communities? The answers are disconcerting; they bring up so many more questions.

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鈥檚 Peace and Social Justice Committee.


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Mass Incarceration and #BlackLivesMatter

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.


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Information about a FJ program.

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Psychological Seduction

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.


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SingSing

Reducing Violence from Within

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鈥橯uan Davis.


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Evanesce

FJ Poetry: 鈥淯sed to be our worth was easy鈥︹ 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends [鈥

Karen Craigo lives in Springfield, Mo.


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Yes, It Does Take a Village

A community-centered approach to poverty and crime. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever [鈥

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.


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A Continuing Miracle in North Philadelphia

Partnering history and a neighborhood. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you鈥檒l get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going [鈥

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.


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