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March 2018: Quakers and the Holy Land
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‐Lotze
A Loving Quaker Journey to BDS by Lauren Brownlee.
Quaker Book Reviews
An introduction to our March issue on Quakers and the Holy Land.
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.Posted in: Among Friends, Quakers and the Holy Land
An Indiana witness in Palestine, remembered.
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.Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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.Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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.Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
People‐to‐people programs can cause harm when they don’t address structural issues.
Mike Merryman-Lotze is AFSC’s 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.Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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.Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
FJ Poetry: “site on a wooden stool / naked as an orphan”
FJ Poetry: “I take each stone into my curious palm. grub‐gray, salmon, rounded well and calm.”
Letters and commentary from our readers.
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous