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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

Kumik villagers taking a lunch break while building a solar-heated community center. Photo by Jonathan Mingle, Fire and Ice.

Climate Change Is Our Lunch Counter Moment

The challenge of climate justice.

Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness, on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif. She wrote about her “Braided Journey” combining spirit-led witness on peace, justice, and earthcare in the January 2015 issue of Friends Journal.

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Mourning Rays

FJ Poetry: “Most of the time, I sleep through the mourning…”

Chloe Wagner lives in Independence, Mo.

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An Experiment with Abundance

Reports from a new way to attend New England Yearly Meeting sessions.

John Humphries is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting and serves as clerk of the Sessions Committee for New England Yearly Meeting. Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass., and serves as events coordinator for NEYM.

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Silence

FJ Poetry: “Odd that I’d remember flying alone…”

Marydale Stewart lives in Spring Valley, Ill.

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Q&A: Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform

An interview with Friends involved with group working toward justice reform.

The Q&A with MAJR was conducted by Friends Journal associate editor Gail Whiffen Coyle.

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Let’s Grow Together: Interview with Jacob Nelson

We are all Quakers: Let’s grow together.

Jon Berry is a Friends Journal trustee. He lives and worships in New York City. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected].

This interview has been edited slightly from the print version.

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© Steve Weinik for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

News December 2015

Interfaith peace conference, Shepard Fairey mural, more.

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Peace is an Offering

By Annette LeBox, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. Dial Books, 2015. 40 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages birth–5. I have […]

Emilie Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

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Sidewalk Flowers

By JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith. Groundwood Books, 2015. 32 pages. $16.95/hardcover; $14.95/eBook. Recommended for ages 3–adult. Sidewalk Flowers […]

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an artist and writer.

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Yard Sale

By Eve Bunting, illustrated by Lauren Castillo. Candlewick Press, 2015. 32 pages. $15.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 3–7. Callie struggles with […]

Margaret T. Walden is a member of the Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting and a retired librarian from Friends School in Detroit in Michigan.

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