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October 2016: Crossing Cultures

We Think We’re Separate
    Robin Mohr
What Unites Us
    Gretchen Castle
Quaker Indian Boarding Schools
    Paula Palmer
Reaching Out and Across
    Jane Fremon
FJ Book Reviews

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Retirement Community

FJ Poetry: “The bridge over waning years is crease with toil” 🔒

Sunshine F. Branner lives in Alexandria, Va.


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News, October 2016

News from Friends.


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The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

By William J. Barber II, with Jonathan Wilson‐Hartgrove. Beacon Press, 2016. 138 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $23.99/eBook. Many of us still […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


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grounded

Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution

By Diana Butler Bass. HarperOne, 2015. 336 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $14.99/paperback; $10.99/eBook. “Where is God?” Answer: “In the neighborhood.” This question‐and‐answer […]

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting at Kendal Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. He has been involved in ecumenical work on behalf of Friends for many years.


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Dark Money

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

By Jane Mayer. Doubleday, 2016. 425 pages. $29.95/hardcover; $17/paperback; $14.99/eBook. Recently I went to a celebration of one of the […]

J. E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), an attorney, and the founding director of On the Level, a nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes campaign finance reform.


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The Listening Life

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

By Adam S. McHugh. IVP Books, 2015. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. For McHugh the act of listening, in its broadest sense of […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting, and an occasional contributor to the quarterly publication What Canst Thou Say?, focusing on mystical experience and contemplative practice.


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Practicing Compassion

Practicing Compassion

By Frank Rogers Jr. Fresh Air Books, 2015. 144 pages. $14.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. “Love—even for myself is hard,” wrote Kim in Viewpoint […]

Judith Favor belongs to Claremont (Calif.) Meeting. She and Frank Rogers belong to a peer supervision group of spiritual directors who follow Friends’ worship-sharing guidelines.


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The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonfoeffer

The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Women, Sexuality, and Nazi Germany

By Diane Reynolds. Cascade Books, 2016. 449 pages. $53/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and […]

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and the co-director of Brown University’s Nonfiction Writing Program.


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And Then I Danced

And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality

By Mark Segal. Open Lens, an imprint of Akashic Books, 2015. 320 pages. $29.95/hardcover; $16.95/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Just how bad was […]

Mitchell Santine Gould is a gay and Quaker historian who is writing a book on Walt Whitman. He runs an Airbnb destination in Portland, Ore., called PDX Wheelhouse, and is the curator of Leavesofgrass.org.


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Richard William Banks

Banks—Richard William Banks, 92, of Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pa., on February 29, 2016. Bill was born on April 9, […]

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