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March 2018: Quakers and the Holy Land

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A Network of Love by Lois Jordan
What Once Was Can Be Again by Sandy Rea
Palestine and Israel: A Decolonial Framework for Justice and Peace by Tabitha Mustafa and Sandra Tamari
When Dialogue Stands in the Way of Peace by Mike Merryman鈥怢otze
A Loving Quaker Journey to BDS by Lauren Brownlee.

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March 2018 Full Issue Access

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Among Friends: All Land Is Holy Land

An introduction to our March issue on Quakers and the Holy Land.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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A Network of Love

An Indiana witness in Palestine, remembered. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this [鈥

Lois Jordan is a lifelong Quaker who grew up in Rich Square Meeting in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. When Rich Square closed, she and her husband, Carl (now deceased), became members of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting. She presently resides at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of West Richmond Meeting in Richmond, Ind. She is the author of Ramallah Teacher: The Life of Mildred White, Quaker Missionary, now out of print.


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What Once Was Can Be Again

Working on a shared vision of equality and a just peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Sandy Rea is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He has lived for three separate years in the Middle East and visited a number of other times. He serves as clerk of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Middle East Collaborative.


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Palestine and Israel

A decolonial framework for justice and peace.

Tabitha Mustafa is a name without a title. Sandra Tamari is a Palestinian American Quaker living in St. Louis, Mo. She is the director of strategic partnerships for the Adalah Justice Project, a Palestinian human rights organization.


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When Dialogue Stands in the Way of Peace

People鈥恡o鈥恜eople programs can cause harm when they don鈥檛 address structural issues.

Mike Merryman-Lotze is AFSC鈥檚 Middle East Program director, helping to coordinate its Israel-Palestine advocacy and policy work. From 2000 through 2003, Mike worked with the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq in Ramallah, and from 2007 through 2010, he worked with Save the Children, managing child rights programming in Palestine.


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A Loving Quaker Journey to BDS

A Friend struggles to find a position on the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions Movement.

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Committee and the D.C. Peace Team. She is also on the steering committee for the Quaker Palestine Israel Network.


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how to be home

FJ Poetry: 鈥渟ite on a wooden stool / naked as an orphan鈥

Amy Baskin lives in聽Portland, Ore.


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To Fathom

FJ Poetry: 鈥淚 take each stone into my curious palm. grub鈥恎ray, salmon, rounded well and calm.鈥 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? [鈥

Diana Cole lives in聽Warren, R.I.


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Forum, March 2018

Letters and commentary from our readers.

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