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How I Became a Pacifist: An Interview with Lee Thomas

FJ: How did you feel about the war effort? Were people at that time okay with it? Lee: Well, sure. […]

Susan Corson-Finnerty, publisher and executive editor of Friends Journal, is a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Thomas—Lee B. Thomas, 90, on August 23, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Lee was born on May 27, 1926, in Washington […]

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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 […]

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Friends Journal Reviewer Survey

Our volunteer reviewers share some of their all‐time favorite books for Quakers.

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Milestones August 2015

Deaths, births, and marriages among Friends.

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Global Partnerships: Opening the Way toward Economic Justice and World Peace

On the streets of Seattle in 1999, protestors put the World Trade Organization in the spotlight and got tangled in […]

Lee B. Thomas Jr. is a founding member of Louisville (Ky.) Meeting, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in May 2004. He served as president and CEO of Vermont American Corporation, 1962-84 and chair of the board, 1984-89. He is currently chair of Universal Woods Inc. and executive in residence at Bellarmine University in Louisville. He served on the board of the Council on Economic Priorities in New York City for more than 30 years until 2000, and was chair at the time it negotiated the SA8000 universal workplace standards for global business in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1997. He also has served for many years on the Louisville Council on Foreign Relations.

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Why Young Friends Should Consider a Career in Business

At the time that the Religious Society of Friends first began in England, one had to be a member of […]

Paul Neumann is the president and CEO of Universal Woods. Lee Thomas is chair of the board of Universal Woods, and he teaches business principles at Bellarmine University School of Business. Both are members of Louisville (Ky.) Meeting.

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Answering the Cry for Freedom

FJ Review: “It tells stories of flawed human beings, living in a different time and place, with both passion and compassion. […]

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

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The Pilgrimage

September 11, 2006, was the fifth anniversary of the tragedy in New York. It was also the 100th anniversary of […]

Lee Thomas is a member of Louisville (Ky.) Meeting.

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The Relevance of Partnerships

I have been a business executive for about 50 years. During this time, I have gained experience in establishing and […]

Lee B. Thomas Jr., a founding member of Louisville (Ky.) Meeting, was president and CEO of Vermont American Corporation from 1962 to 1984 and chair of the board from 1984 to 1989. He is currently chair of Universal Woods, Inc., and executive in residence at Bellarmine College in Louisville. He served on the board of the Council on Economic Priorities in New York City for more than 30 years until 2000, and was chair at the time it negotiated the SA 8000 universal work place standards for global businesses in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1997. He also has served for many years on the Louisville Council on Foreign Relations.

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