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Beyond the Oatmeal Box

Refuting the too鈥恈ommon myth that Quakers are Amish鈥恖ike in our use of technology. Includes audio reading by author.

A.J. Mendoza is a member of West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore., and has recently returned home after a year of Quaker Voluntary Service in Atlanta, Ga. He serves on the board of Safety Net, a nonprofit that serves LGBTQ students and alumni of Christian colleges. You can read more of his work at queerquaker.blogspot.com.

Posted in: August 2014, Features
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A.J. Muste: The 20th Century鈥檚 Most Famous U.S. Pacifist

In 1939, when war clouds over Europe became darker by the hour, Time magazine called Abraham Johannes Muste 鈥渢he Number [鈥

Charles F. Howlett is assistant professor of graduate education at Molloy College on Long Island, N.Y. He is a member of the National Council of the Peace History Society. His most recent book, which he edited, is The American Peace Movement, 1890-2000: The Emergence of a New Scholarly Discipline.

Posted in: Features
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The Root of War Is Fear: Thomas Merton鈥檚 Advice to Peacemakers

By Jim Forest. Orbis Books, 2016. 224 pages. $25/paperback; $20.50/eBook. Jim Forest was Thomas Merton鈥檚 longtime friend and colleague in [鈥

Bill Chapman is a member of Indianapolis First Friends Meeting in Indiana. Bill is also the clerk of the Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation.

Posted in: February 2017, February 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Courtney Parker Siceloff

Siceloff鈥擟ourtney Parker Siceloff, 92, on January 28, 2014, in Savannah, Ga. Courtney was born on January 4, 1922, in Bartlett, [鈥

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How Quaker War Tax Resistance Came and Went, Twice

A history of a sometimes鈥恌orgotten Quaker witness.

David M. Gross is the editor of American Quaker War Tax Resistance. Some of the material in this article is based on a talk on the history of Quaker war tax resistance he delivered at Earlham School of Religion in 2014 for the national conference of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.

Posted in: Features, February 2016
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Forum, January 2016

Letters from our readers.

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A Quaker Meme Project

What are the deep patterns that underpin contemporary Quaker culture?

Keith Helmuth is a founding board member of Quaker Institute for the Future, a member of the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches, and a member of New Brunswick Meeting in Canada. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Posted in: Features, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill

By Douglas Gwyn. Plain Press, 2014. 512 pages. $20/paperback; $15/eBook. Querencia (from the Spanish verb 鈥渜uerer鈥) is a metaphysical [鈥

Valerie Brown is a member of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa., and a long-time Pendle Hill teacher and retreat leader. She is principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC (leadsmartcoaching.com), specializing in leadership and mindfulness training.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East: A Memoir

By Ron Young. Resource Publications, 2014. 299 pages. $35/paperback; $9.99/eBook. I finished Ron Young鈥檚 Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, [鈥

Max L. Carter is retiring this year as the William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College.

Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America: A Documentary Reader

Edited by Scott H. Bennett and Charles F. Howlett. University of Nebraska Press, 2014. 400 pages. $30/paperback. I have of [鈥

J. E. McNeil is executive director of On the Level, a nonpartisan advocacy organization, and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C. She has spent most of her adult life working for peace as an attorney, a lobbyist, and the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War from 1999 to 2010.

Posted in: June/July 2015 Books, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Quaker Book Reviews
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