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November 2017

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Interviews with FJ’s Book Editors
Library as Metaphor by Gwen Gosney Erickson
Crostini with Olive Tapenade… and Tea by Ruthie Tippin
Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances? by Carol Kitchen
Escaping the Dusty Bookcase by Gwen Gosney Erickson
Co‐Curricular Learning in the Quaker and Special Collections by Mary Crauderueff

Quaker Book Reviews
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FJ Poetry: The hospice nurse was shaving his slack jaw when we arrived… 🔒

Tina Schumann lives in Seattle, Wash.


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Co‐curricular Learning in the Quaker and Special Collections

A look behind the scenes at Haverford Library Quaker and Special Collections.

Mary Crauderueff is the curator of the Quaker Collections at Haverford College. She grew up as a member at Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, and currently attends Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia. She loves hiking in the Wissahickon, drinking espresso, and working toward decolonizing the archives field in theory and practice.


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Escaping the Dusty Bookcase

Queries for Friends to consider as they discern how to maintain a meeting library.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection Librarian and College Archivist at Guilford College where she is a member of Hege Library’s leadership team. She is a member of Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro, N.C.


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Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances?

Information is coming to us in different ways than it did in the first 350 years of Quaker history.

Carol Kitchen is retired from a career in social work in varied settings. She has professional degrees in library science and social work and a doctorate in religion and society.


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Crostini with Olive Tapenade… and Tea

Friends find a tasty way to raise funds for the meeting library.

Ruthie Tippin is a recorded Friends minister. She has served in pastoral ministry in West Branch, Iowa, and most recently at First Friends Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. Now retired, Ruthie continues to serve Friends in various ways as a retreat speaker, worship leader, and encourager to meetings and their members.


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News November 2017

News of the Quaker world: AFSC on North Korea, Quaker groups partner with Everence, Quaker House appointment.


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The Gathered Meeting

FJ Review: “It would be good if every Friend read and pondered this pamphlet, and if every Ministry and Counsel […]

Marty Grundy, now a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting (New England Yearly Meeting), attended the Quaker consultation of 1991, serving as a “participant observer.”


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Coming to Light: Cultivating Spiritual Discernment through the Quaker Clearness Committee

By Valerie Brown. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 446), 2017. 27 pages. $7/pamphlet. In this short pamphlet, Valerie Brown introduces readers […]

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and the editor of the Friends Journal book review column.


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Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance

By Iris Graville. Homebound Publications, 2017. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; eBook coming December 2017. This wonderful memoir tells the story of […]

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and teaches creative nonfiction in Brown University’s Nonfiction Writing Program.


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Faithful Sexuality

By the Working Party on Spirituality and Sexual Ethics. New England Yearly Meeting, 2016. 68 pages. $10/pamphlet; free PDF available […]

Gulielma Leonard Fager is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md., and a Friends Publishing Corporation board member.


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