April 2017: American Friends Service Committee’s Centennial

Cultivating Peace in Troubled Times by Shan Cretin
Facing Facism, McCarthyism, and the New Jim Crow by Laura Magnani
The Courageous Many by Lucy Duncan
Henry Cadbury, AFSC, and Haverford College, David Harrington Watt and James Krippner
Interview with Joyce Ajlouny
Friends Journal Books

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The Distressed Body: Rethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing

By Drew Leder. University of Chicago Press, 2016. 304 pages. $30/paperback or eBook. To be human means to lead both a cerebral and a corporeal existence. The latter is easily forgotten by those of us whose pursuits are primarily intellectual and whose pastimes are electronic. Adults in particular may feel like walking, talking heads most […]

A physician practicing in Virginia, Margaret Fisher is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals.

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Holy Silence

Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition)

By J. Brent Bill. Eerdmans, 2016. 159 pages. $15.99/paperback or eBook. Brent Bill’s writing style gets right to the point in Holy Silence, using language that Quaker meeting members and attenders will recognize. But Bill makes a point of addressing this book to all, as in anyone and everyone. As in our shared belief in […]

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Sally Winton Bryan

Bryan—Sally Winton Bryan, 95, on October 25, 2015, in San Juan Island, Wash. Sally was born on July 15, 1920, in New Orleans, La., to Beatrice Stricker and David Knox Winton. Later her family lived in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Illinois before Sally left to attend Mount Holyoke College. She married James Bryan while he was studying engineering […]

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Margaret L. Fogg

Fogg—Margaret L. Fogg, 90, on January 7, 2017, in Tallahassee, Fla., after a brief illness. Margaret was born on November 4, 1926, in Salem, N.J. She graduated from George School in 1944 and from Earlham College in 1948. The loving mother of seven children and grandmother of eleven, she nourished her family with her skills […]

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Hero’s Journey: John Ritter, the Chip Hilton of Goshen, Indiana

By Jeff Rasley. Midsummer Books, 2016. 216 pages. $12.95/paperback; $4.95/eBook. What happens when heroes make mistakes or don’t live up to their outsized image? What makes a person a hero? Like many other terms that confer ultimate achievement, “hero” deserves a compassionate examination. Friend Jeff Rasley tells the story of a hero of his own […]

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Ellis Oliver Jones

Jones—Ellis Oliver Jones, 88, on October 25, 2016, in Foxdale Village in State College, Pa. Ollie was born on January 19, 1928, in Pontiac, Mich., the only child of Sybil Ellisa Ray and Ellis O. Jones. In 1949, in New Haven, Conn., he married Anna Mary Miles, a lifelong Quaker and niece of Anna Shipley […]

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Joanne Marie Magruder

Magruder—Joanne Marie Magruder, 73, on October 25, 2016, in Berkeley, Calif., following a stroke. Joanne was born on February 25, 1943, in Long Beach, Calif., the oldest of five children of Lillian Ann Jensen and Gene Alvah Condra. Growing up on a small Anaheim, Calif., farm in an area with many Latinos, she was interested […]

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The Voice of Silence

Friend Joyce Povolny wishes to make this volume of votive poems free to those who would like to have it. This is her third book of poems that “praise the beauty and goodness of God.” Contact her at 131 E. North Water Street, Neenah, WI 54956.

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William Boyce Upholt

Upholt—William Boyce Upholt, 72, on July 30, 2016, at home in West Hartford, Conn. Bill was born on September 14, 1943, in Orlando, Fla. He earned a bachelor’s from Pomona College in 1965 and a doctorate from California Institute of Technology in 1971, both degrees in chemistry. In 1975, after postdoctoral fellowships at University of […]

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