Gregory A. Barnes in Friends Journal

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The Beauty Queen of Bonthe and Other Stories of West Africa

By Gregory A. Barnes. FriendsPress, 2018. 194 pages. $12/paperback. It was a pleasure to read some of this collection and [鈥

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A Centennial History of the American Friends Service Committee

By Gregory A. Barnes. Friends Press, 2016. 498 pages. $24.95/paperback. At the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists in 1994, [鈥

Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. He has written extensively on Quaker history since 1800.

Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn

FJ Review: 鈥淔armer Herman and the Flooding Barn provides an engaging message and would be a welcome addition to a home, school, [鈥

Vickie LeCroy is a member of Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting and teaches elementary school in Tennessee.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Cold Spell

I shiver. It鈥檚 only a mile to the barn, but the temperature has been dropping all day. I check the [鈥

Julie Gochenour, a member of Valley Meeting in Dayton, Virginia, is a former editor of the magazines Virginia Farmer, Southern Dairy, and Cooperative Farmer, and the former co-editor of "Shenandoah Seasons," a culinary newsletter. She is currently working on a Master of Art in Religion degree at Eastern Mennonite University. She also is a news editor for Friends Journal. This article was originally published in DreamSeeker Magazine, Winter 2002 issue; http://pandorapressus.com/dsm/; reprinted with permission.

Posted in: Features
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The Willoughbys on Pacifism

Ironically, few issues have divided Quakers more than war鈥恗aking and peacemaking. A favorite image of Quakers in the wider world [鈥

Gregory A. Barnes is a writer and a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He is completing a joint biography of George and Lillian Willoughby.

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Lillian鈥檚 Choices

A family council took place in a large Manhattan loft on December 26, 2003. George and Lillian Willoughby were discussing [鈥

Gregory A. Barnes is a writer and a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. This article is drawn from his forthcoming joint biography of George and Lillian Willoughby.

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Books June/July 2014

Book reviews.

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This Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World

By Sophfronia Scott and Tain Gregory. Paraclete Press, 2017. 196 pages. $16.99/paperback; $11.99/eBook. How timely that this deeply personal memoir [鈥

Claire J. Salkowski is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md. She has worked in both public and private schools and was founder, teacher, and head of Free State Montessori School. She is currently an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist and an educational consultant.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

By Gregory Boyle. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 224 pages. $26/hardcover; $16/paperback (available in September); $13.99/eBook. Five years ago I began [鈥

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns committees.

Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Peace bridge between Canada and the United States at the east end of Lake Erie.

Vigils and Demonstrating

The demonstrator can influence only through contagion.

Richard D. Hathaway, a member of Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting, is professor emeritus of English at SUNY New Paltz. His publications include Sylvester Judd's New England (1981) and Reflections from Silence (2011), published by Quaker Books of Britain Yearly Meeting. 聽He was chairperson of the legislative committee of the Poor People's Campaign.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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