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The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

By Frances FitzGerald. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 752 pages. $35/hardcover; $20/paperback; $14.99/eBook. Frances FitzGerald offers a spectacular sweep of the [鈥

Zae Asa Illo (formerly David Breitzmann) is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting. He has a nearly two-year standing anchor committee and has been engaged in street preaching for several months. He is also working on releasing a collection of poetry, launching a new social enterprise, and applying to seminary in 2020.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Public Universal Friend cover

The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America

By Paul B. Moyer. Cornell University Press, 2015. 272 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $24.95/eBook. On November 29, 1752, a daughter was born [鈥

Paul Buckley is a Quaker historian, theologian, and author of The Essential Elias Hicks.

Posted in: 2016, June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews
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Books from Ellen Michaud, Sara Maitland, Jeff Dietrich, Sterling Olmstead, Milke Heller, and Ruth Olmstead and Patience Schenck.

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Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race (Books)

By Debby Irving. Elephant Room Press, 2014. 288 pages. $15/paperback. I can only begin this way: No matter how many [鈥

Donna McDaniel, a member of Framingham (Mass.) Meeting, is co-author of Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice. She is a freelance writer and editor with a special concern to promote racial justice and community.

Posted in: April 2015 Books, April 2015: Mentorship: Teaching Our Values, Quaker Book Reviews
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Friends Journal Reviewer Survey

Our volunteer reviewers share some of their all鈥恡ime favorite books for Quakers.

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Participants in the 2014 FGC Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their families.

A Journey toward Eliminating Racism in the Religious Society of Friends

A ministry to abolish racism within Quakerism

Vanessa Julye is the nurturing ministries coordinator for Friends General Conference鈥檚 Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and the Haverford College Corporation, Vanessa has published numerous articles and pamphlets and serves as a guest speaker for many Friends meetings. Vanessa meets with Friends of Color throughout the world.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Books February 2014

The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover鈥檚 Secret FBI By Betty Medsger. Knopf, 2014. 608 pages. $29.95/hardcover. Reviewed by [鈥

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Books November 2013

Books reviewed: Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (ed. by Nick McRae); Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the [鈥

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Friends, Race, and Systemic Change

In preparation for being a part of your discussion on the important work against racism, I have read the material [鈥

Andrea Ayvazian is dean of religious life and Protestant chaplain at Mount Holyoke College. Previously a member of the Religious Society of Friends for many years, she is now an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A longtime activist for peace and social justice, she has been leading workshops on dismantling racism since 1986. This version of her comments, which were not recorded, is based upon one that was edited from her notes by Patricia Watson, editor of Peacework and a member of the Prejudice and Poverty Committee of New England Yearly Meeting. It appeared in The Freedom and Justice Crier, Issue #10, Spring 2003.

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Fit For Freedom: A Weekend at Pendle Hill and My Own Self鈥怐iscovery

How would you react if you were told that George Fox did not condemn slaveholding outright? That William Penn, like [鈥

Alvin Joaquín Figueroa, a member of Westfield (N.J.) Meeting, is associate professor of Modern Languages, Gender Studies, and Religious Studies at College of New Jersey.

Posted in: Features
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