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November 2016: Quakers and Social Media

Letting Our Light Shine by Mackenzie Morgan
Violent Video Games and Quaker Teens by Greyson Acquaviva
Organizing Young Adult Friends Online by Greg Woods
Behind the Scenes of QuakerSpeak by Jon Watts Interview
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Behind the Scenes of QuakerSpeak

An interview with project director Jon Watts.

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Of Heartbeats and Woodblocks

Reflection: Richard Reed Parry and the art of stillness. đź”’

Janet Youngdahl is a Canadian American singer and writer employed as a professor of music at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. She has recently published essays in the Malahat Review and in Writer’s Digest. Active in the Baha’i faith for 20 years, she also carries deep respect and closeness to Quakerism.


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America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

By Jim Wallis. Brazos Press, 2016. 272 pages. $21.99/hardcover or eBook. This book is as good a summary of the […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Racism. She is also a member of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission.


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Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right—and How We Can, Too

By George Lakey. Melville House, 2016. 304 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $15.99/eBook. If the title of this book conjures up an image […]

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


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Quakers and Literature (Quakers and the Disciplines Volume 3)

Edited by James W. Hood. Friends Association for Higher Education, 2016. 167 pages. $19.95/paperback. The central thread that holds together […]

Michael S. Glaser is a professor emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 to 2009. He and his wife, Kathleen, offer retreats that fuse Parker J. Palmer’s Courage and Renewal work with reading and writing poetry. His website is michaelsglaser​.com.


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A Quaker Approach to Research, and Climate, Food, and Violence

A Quaker Approach to Research: Collaborative Practice and Communal Discernment By Gray Cox, with Charles Blanchard, Geoff Garver, Keith Helmuth, […]

Philip Favero is a former agricultural economist at Michigan State and South Dakota State Universities and at the University of Maryland. In 2014 he cofounded the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, which stems from Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and is dedicated to advocacy and education about climate change (see csgannapolis​.org).


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Toward a Right Relationship with Finance: Debt, Interest, Growth, and Security

By Pamela Haines, Ed Dreby, David Kane, and Charles Blanchard. Quaker Institute for the Future Focus Book 9, 2016. 126 […]

Tom Head is a member of Bridge City Meeting in Portland, Ore., and professor of economics at George Fox University. Both his professional work and his Quaker service have focused on international trade, finance, economic development, and international relations. He has a passion for interfaith dialogue and contemplating the role of world religions in the global economy.


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Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith

By Ruah Swennerfelt. Quaker Institute for the Future Focus Book 10, 2016. 111 pages. $15/paperback; free PDF available at quakerinstitute​.org. […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting, allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


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Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change

By Stephen A. Jurovics. Morehouse Publishing, 2016. 155 pages. $18/paperback; $16/eBook. Ever since Evangelical Protestants rediscovered that the world is […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, a systems engineer, and a graduate of Earlham School of Religion with a particular interest in pilgrimage, nature, sacred space, and the intimate relation of science and faith.


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The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities

By Didi Pershouse. Mycelium Books, 2016. 301 pages. $19.95/paperback. “When we stand in the center and look at the whole, […]

Ruah Swennerfelt lives in rural Vermont and is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She serves as clerk of the Earthcare Ministry Committee of New England Yearly Meeting.


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