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Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist (Books)

By David Hartsough, with Joyce Hollyday. PM Press, 2014. 243 pages. $20/paperback; $9.99/eBook. When David Hartsough was seven years old […]

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and a former senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: April 2015 Books, April 2015: Mentorship: Teaching Our Values, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Global Nonviolent Peaceforce

People are discovering the power of active nonviolence,” began seasoned peace activist and Friend David Hartsough at the start of […]

Amber Gravett, Elizabeth Markham, Nicole Perry, Juliana Rosati, and Molly Wilson were interns for Friends Journal during summer 2002.


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David Hartsough with Dr. Tiznoykek in Iran. Photo courtesy the author.

An American Casualty of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran

A Quaker activist learns first‐hand about the medical costs of U.S. sanctions.

David Hartsough is a Quaker from San Francisco, author of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, director of Peaceworkers, and co-founder of World Beyond War and Nonviolent Peaceforce.

For more info on the trip, see Code Pink's "Blogs from Iran." For more info on the effect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, see World Beyond War's "Iranian Sanctions: Iraq Redux?" and "Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran."


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On The Value Of Conflict

Unresolved conflict can leave a relationship so broken that people are unable to find a way back to one other.

George Lakey, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, is a nonviolent activist, author, and the founder of Training for Change. This article is adapted from a plenary speech at the 2010 Friends General Conference Gathering.


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A Different Kind of Force

When one cares deeply about something or someone it is impossible to sit passively and let that thing or person […]

Elizabeth Markham, a senior at Haverford College, was an intern for Friends Journal during the summer of 2002.


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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) 50th Reunion in Raleigh, North Carolina

I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the 50th reunion of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from April […]

David Hartsough, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, is the director of Peaceworkers and was a co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce. A graduate of Howard University, he participated in numerous lunch counter sit-ins in Maryland and Virginia in 1960.


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My Visit to Gaza with the Gaza Freedom March

On the first anniversary of the war on Gaza, known as Operation Cast Lead, close to 1,400 people from more […]

David Hartsough, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, is director of Peaceworkers (see http://www.peaceworkersus.org) and co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce (see http://www.nonviolentpeaceforceorg). He recently spent a month in Palestine and Israel co-leading an interfaith peacebuilding delegation. He can be reached at [email protected]


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Treading Water at the Shark Café: A Memoir of the Yugoslav Wars

By Lyndon Back. Open Books Press, 2018. 248 pages. $17.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. In the early 1990s, Lyndon Back was living in […]

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Look Back at the FWCC Peace Conference

Love is the only way. It is an eternal reminder to a generation depending on nuclear and atomic energy, a […]

Robert L. Wixom is a member of Columbus (Mo.) Meeting. George Rubin, Friends Journal News Editor, and the FWCC-Americas office contributed to the "Since the Conference" section.


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