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Jan de Hartog: Activist and Storyteller

In 1963, tiny, unprogrammed Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Texas, started having its Sunday meetings for worship in Jeff Davis Hospital, a charity institution of the city. The meeting’s move was to support a concern by Jan and Marjorie de Hartog, who had been led to volunteer as orderlies in this hospital, which primarily served […]

Ann Walton Sieber is a journalist and a member of Live Oak Meeting in Houston, Tex. This is an abridgement of “Jan de Hartog: A Captain on the Ocean of Light and Love,” which appeared inThe Best of Friends, ed. Chuck Fager, vol. 1, 1998, pp. 24-50. The quoted material in this article comes from the author’s interviews with Jan and Marjorie de Hartog. An obituary for Jan de Hartog appeared in Friends Journal in August 2003.

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Where Do Dreams and Dreaming Go? White and Black

Where Do Dreams and Dreaming Go? A Palestinian Quaker in America By May Mansoor Munn, edited by Ann Walton Sieber. Anemone Press, 2017. 165 pages. $15/Paperback White and Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine. By Mohammad Saba’aneh. Just World Books, 2017. 193 pages. $19.95/Paperback. May Mansoor Munn and Mohammad Saba’aneh could hardly be more different in […]

Karie Firoozmand is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore. She edits the book review column for Friends Journal.

Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
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