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Contempt is a Bitter‐Tasting Word by J.E. McNeil
Life in a Box by Andrew Huff
Gota De Leche by Camilla Meek
Making Sense of the Starbucks Incident by Ankita Achanta
A Quaker Perspective on Hope by Kate Davies
Prophetic, Persistent, Powerful by Bridget Moix
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Among Friends: our introduction to the September issue.
Rebuilding community among people who do not agree.
J. E. McNeil is an attorney and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) with a master’s in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. She has trained thousands in different matters around the country and is currently providing training by request on “Conversations with the Other.”Posted in: Features, September 2018
The homelessness crisis requires us to think outside storage bins.
Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in 2015–16 in Boston, Mass. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, September 2018
The yellowing pages of 80‐year‐old AFSC relief pamphlets inspire a new sense of agency.
Camilla Meek lives in Durham, N.C., where she has attended Durham Meeting and Guilford College Meeting. She served as a director of communications for Guilford College. Meek has a BA degree in fine arts and an MBA in marketing.
Special thanks to Don Davis of the AFSC Archives.Posted in: Features, September 2018
Quaker values do not need to be mere theoretical ideas.
Ankita Achanta is a seventh-grade student at Newtown Friends School (NFS) in Newtown, Pa. She participates in The Agents of Social Change (TASC) at NFS, a student group founded on the belief that “we will be able to make a difference in our world,” and that uses Quaker process in decision making.Posted in: Features, September 2018
Hopelessness and burnout lead a Friend to rediscover an archaic form of hope.
Kate Davies is a member of Whidbey Island (Wash.) Meeting and author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times. She is also senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute and professor emeritus at Antioch University.Posted in: Features, September 2018
Friends Committee on National Legislation at 75
Bridget Moix is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and serves as the clerk of FCNL’s General Committee. She has worked for more than two decades on international peace and conflict issues with a focus on U.S. foreign policy.Posted in: Features, September 2018
Letters from our readers.
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous