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Sumoud: Voices and Images of the Ramallah Friends School

By Betsy Brinson and Gordon Davies. Friends United Press, 2014. 142 pages. $35/hardcover. Sumoud, artfully prepared by historian Betsy Brinson […]

Maia Carter Hallward is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and an associate professor of Middle East politics and international conflict management at Kennesaw State University. She taught at the Ramallah Friends Schools from 1998 to 2000, and has led several delegations to the region to meet with Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers. Maia’s books include Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada and Transnational Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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Making the Journey North (Again)

A senior Friend says, half‐jokingly, that every time the United States goes to war, the Canadians get to deal with […]

Betsy Brinson, a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting, serves on the board of Quaker House in Fayetteville, N.C. She grew up in a military family at nearby Fort Bragg. A public historian, she is the founder of the GI Rights Oral History Project, which seeks to document the stories of soldiers, families, and advocacy groups opposed to the war in Iraq. Readers can learn more about Jeremy and Nga's journey at http://www.jeremyhinzman.net.

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The AFSC and School Desegregation

Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1959–1964 The involvement of the Religious Society of Friends in Prince Edward County dates back to […]

Betsy Brinson is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting and the meeting's historian. As a public historian, she has conducted oral history interviews for the Virginia Civil Rights Video Initiative and Richmond Holocaust Museum. A former faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, she has been involved in the production of several film documentaries, for example serving as executive producer of Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky (58 minutes, 2002), developed from 175 oral history interviews.

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Quaker Witness in Palestine

In the summer of 2008, I joined a small group of teachers, most of whom worked at Quaker schools near […]

Betsy Brinson is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting. A public historian, she uses oral history to produce films, exhibits, and written publications. She and her spouse, Gordon Davies, spent the 2009-2010 school year as volunteers at Ramallah Friends School, working on several history projects.

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A Time of Renewal

At the time of this writing, Susan Corson‐Finnerty is off getting some vacation and supporting far‐flung family members, and she […]

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