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September 2016

Pursuing Justice Requires Boldness by Nekima Levy-Pounds
FGC Gathering Photos from Arthur Fink, Piper Lewis, and John Margerum
Equality Among Today’s Vikings by George Lakey
The Third Reconstruction by William J Barber II
Let’s Grow Together
FJ Book Reviews

Constitution Day in Fjelhamar, Norway, May 17, 2014.

Equality among Today’s Vikings

Quaker testimonies don’t have to be compromised in politics.

George Lakey’s research for his new book Viking Economics (available from QuakerBooks) was supported by Swarthmore College during his seven years there as professor. He cofounded Earth Quaker Action Team (eqat​.org) whose new campaign unites concerns for racial, economic, and climate justice. His column on Wagingnonviolence​.org is “Living Revolution.”


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Luke 10:38–42

FJ Poetry: What to do with her hands?.. 🔒

Jo Steigerwald lives in Cleveland, Ohio


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Climate Change Can’t Wait for Quaker Time

Balancing patience with urgency in the monthly meeting. 🔒

Marjorie McKelvey Isaacs is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, and clerks the meeting’s earthcare committee. Marjorie is also preparing a guidebook that helps most willing adults provide a child-sized way into silent worship and the direct experience of God. She has a private practice in psychology.


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The Third Reconstruction

It’s time to get America above the snake line of racial oppression.

Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is founder of Repairers of the Breach, chief architect of the Forward Together Moral Mondays Movement, and author of The Third Reconstruction (Beacon Press).

© American Friends Service Committee. This article is adapted from a talk given to AFSC’s Corporation Meeting in March. AFSC has been supporting Rev. Barber’s Repairers of the Breach revival tour in several cities. The full talk is available at afsc​.org/​b​a​r​ber.


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Let’s Grow Together: Reflections on Growth and Abundance

We look back on a year of our “Let’s Grow Together” columns.

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Dispatches from a Week of Piano Practice

Faith and practice. 🔒

Margery Abbott is a released Friend under the care of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Ore. She is the author of numerous books and articles and is currently working on a book tentatively titled Walk Humbly, Serve Boldly.


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News, September 2016

News from Friends at the FGC Gathering, British Quakers in business, and the Friends Committee on Scouting. 🔒


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Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution

By Sarah Crabtree. University of Chicago Press, 2015. 270 pages. $45/hardcover; $10/eBook loan. In the heady early days of Quakerism, […]

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and recently served on the board of trustees for Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.


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WhatWeAreFightingFor

What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice

By Wen Stephenson. Beacon Press, 2015. 239 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $18/paperback; $23.99/eBook. When I was young, our family would make an […]

Laura Jackson is a member of Merion (Pa.) Meeting and of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).


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Disarming Conflict

By Ernie Regehr. Zed Books, 2015. 228 pages. $19.95/paperback. One of the great mysteries of this world is why we […]

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


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