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Cover photo courtesy of Craig Jensen and Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, N.H. Read more at “Choose a Resilient Community


Features
The Ministry of Quaker Farmers by Rachel Van Boven

Feeding Young Adults with a Taste of Abundance by Emily Provance and Niadwynwen Thomas

Vegetarianism in Quaker History by John Sniegocki

Butcher Hogs for Sale by Dayna Baily

A Vegan Offers Three Reasons for Hope by Margaret Fisher

Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous


Online Features
Chose a Resilient Community by Craig Jensen and Suzanna Schell

The Great Food Transformation by Elizabeth Root

Food Choices, Relationship, and God by Lorene Ludy

Interrupting the Family Barbecue by Jim Ross

A Critique of Health Consciousness by Caroline Morris


Poetry
Aspect of Loss by Karie Firoozmand
Turkey Vultures by Charles Weld
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Food Choices, Relationship, and God

Learning to understand what we are actually hungry for.

Lorene Ludy is a member of Lincoln (Neb.) Meeting. She is a Benedictine Oblate and a Stephen Minister. She likes to eat and hang out with God.

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Interrupting the Family Barbecue: In Search of the Planetary Health Diet

The urgency of transforming our systems for food production.

After retiring in early 2015, Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits. He’s since published 75 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and 200 photos in 80 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals, grandparents of four toddlers—attend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.

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A Critique of Health Consciousness

The possible ill effects of worrying too much and talking too much about our food choices.

Caroline Morris wrote a thesis on the connection between anorexia and asceticism and is a student at Earlham School of Religion.

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Turkey Vultures

FJ Poetry: “If someone gets up with the birds, they do notget up with the turkey vultures who sleep late…”

Charles Weld lives in Moravia, N.Y.

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Forum, June‐July 2019

Letters from our readers.

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The March 23 outdoor worship at the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport, Pa. © Eric Gjertsen/Shut Down Berks Coalition.

News, June‐July 2019

News of Friends

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Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

By Angela P. Dodson. Center Street, 2017. 448 pages. $26/hardcover; $15.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. The upcoming 2020 centennial of women’s suffrage in […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Quaker librarian and college archivist for the Quaker Archives (formerly known as the Friends Historical Collection) at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.

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Faith and Experience in Education: Essays from Quaker Perspectives

Edited by Don Rowe and Anne Watson. Trentham Books, 2018. 256 pages. $41.95/paperback or eBook. As an early childhood teacher, […]

Sharlee DiMenichi is a member of Lehigh Valley Meeting in Bethlehem, Pa. She has taught preschool and elementary school and is currently an English as a second language instructor.

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Becoming a Welcoming Church AND Scrappy Church

Becoming a Welcoming Church By Thom S. Rainer. B&H Publishing Group, 2018. 128 pages. $12.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Scrappy Church: God’s Not […]

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism.

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The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life

By Beverly Lanzetta. Blue Sapphire Books, 2018. 400 pages. $19/paperback; $9.99/eBook. One of the more noteworthy movements in current spirituality […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting and the author of My Conversation with Sophia: Reflections on Wisdom’s Contemplative Path.

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