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The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

By Ben Ehrenreich. Penguin Press, 2016. 448 pages. $28/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. After his famous “Angel of Death” speech opposing the Crimean War […]

Max L. Carter recently retired as the William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College.

Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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Seeking Justice — Praying for Peace

And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. Then the Lord […]

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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Dear Friends (an Open Letter)

The Oslo Accords have presented the world with misleading images of peace [between Israel and the Palestinians], and now we […]

Jean Zaru, presiding clerk of Ramallah Meeting in the West Bank, wrote this letter in December 2000 to describe conditions in the West Bank from her point of view as a Palestinian.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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The Continuing Revelation of My Christianity

The diversity within Quakerism and Christianity can reveal additional windows into the Divine.

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, a steering committee member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting's Peace and Social Concerns Committee. She serves as director of social action at a Catholic School in Bethesda and is a Sacred Heart Associate.

Posted in: Features, Quakers and Christianity
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FWCC 2004 Triennial in New Zealand

Attending a Friends World Committee for Consultation Triennial can be an occasion, or a season of grace, where we can […]

Marvin Hubbard was one of New Zealand/Aotearoa's representatives to the 2004 Triennial.

Posted in: Features
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What Once Was Can Be Again

Working on a shared vision of equality and a just peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Sandy Rea is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He has lived for three separate years in the Middle East and visited a number of other times. He serves as clerk of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Middle East Collaborative.

Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Books June/July 2014

Book reviews.

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Knowing and Not Knowing

As a member of the delegation whose trip inspired Stanley Zarowin’s article, “A Visit to Israel by a Quaker Jew […]

Arlene Kelly is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, and recently stepped down after four years' service as clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: Features
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Near East Friends: A Called Community

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Toward a Just Peace in the Middle East: Report on an Interfaith Delegation

The delicate and complex issues of the Israeli‐Palestinian conflict and the American Friends Service Committee role in the Middle East […]

Mary Ellen McNish, a member of Byberry (Pa.) Meeting, is executive secretary of American Friends Service Committee.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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