When three members of Westboro Baptist Church—a church in Topeka, Kans., known for its harsh anti‐LGBTQ beliefs—came to protest […]
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New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM) approved “at large membership” (membership through the yearly meeting instead of through a local […]
In October, Pacific Yearly Meeting’s request to join Friends General Conference (FGC) was accepted by the FGC Executive Committee. “We […]
Gretchen Castle was named the next chair of the Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions at its meeting […]
By Katharine Gerbner. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 296 pages. $39.95/hardcover or eBook; $24.95/paperback.
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
By Michael Birkel. Brill, 2018. 124 pages. $81/paperback or eBook; $30/article. Simultaneously published as issue 1.2 (2018) of Quaker Studies.
Brian Drayton worships with Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
By Jeffrey Tacklind. InterVarsity Press, 2019. 192 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook.
Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in various Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus’s teachings. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a prayer house for travelers.Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
By Rob Hopkins. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019. 240 pages. $24.95/hardcover or eBook.
Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting, where she serves on the Earthcare Committee. She is on the Steering Committee of Transition Town Charlotte in Vermont and serves on the Transition U.S. conference planning team.Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
Edited by Christopher Herbert, Jonathan Spader, Jennifer Molinsky, and Shannon Rieger. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 2018. […]
J.E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and an attorney. She has lived in Houston, Tex., where there is no zoning, and Washington, D.C., where there is lots of zoning, and has yet to be convinced that zoning is a good thing.Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
By Carrie Newcomer. Available Light Records, 2019. 11 tracks. $12.99/CD; $9.99/MP3 album.
Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. (North Pacific Yearly Meeting). She is a writer and coach who works with artists, writers, musicians, and wellness professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference. She also helps run a farm animal sanctuary. More at linktr.ee/patriciamorrison.Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews