Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. By Matthew Desmond. Crown Publishing Group, 2016. 422 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. […]
Reviewed by J. E. McNeil in Friends Journal
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J. E. McNeil, an attorney in Washington, D.C., and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW), grew up in a working class neighborhood in the Jim Crow South. She worked her way through college and later law school when that was still a possibility. Now culturally if not financially part of the upper middle class with three degrees, she supports the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund at FMW and the Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights, D.C.
Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
Conscientious Objection: Is This for You? Discerning a Claim and Documenting It with Selective Service
By Curt Torell. Quaker House of Fayetteville, N.C., 2016. 209 pages. $15/paperback. This book is a niche book, but Quaker […]
J. E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and as an attorney a longtime supporter of those who say no to war. She spent 11 years as the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War. She’s trained hundreds of Quaker, Mennonite, Brethren, Unitarian, and other youth in writing a conscientious objector file.
Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
Edited by Scott H. Bennett and Charles F. Howlett. University of Nebraska Press, 2014. 400 pages. $30/paperback. I have of […]
J. E. McNeil is executive director of On the Level, a nonpartisan advocacy organization, and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington, D.C. She has spent most of her adult life working for peace as an attorney, a lobbyist, and the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War from 1999 to 2010.
Posted in: June/July 2015 Books, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Quaker Book Reviews
Contempt Is a Bitter-Tasting Word by J.E. McNeil
Life in a Box by Andrew Huff
Gota De Leche by Camilla Meek
Making Sense of the Starbucks Incident by Ankita Achanta
A Quaker Perspective on Hope by Kate Davies
Prophetic, Persistent, Powerful by Bridget Moix
Mistress Dyer and the Wilderness, poetry by Anne Miles