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Integrity Means Being Part of the Solution

“We want to hear more about the Earthcare resources you mentioned at your presentation last night,” our hosts said after […]

Ruah Swennerfelt and Louis Cox are members of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting.


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”The ‘Peace for Earth’ Walk

After considerable prayer and discernment we, Ruah Swennerfelt and Louis Cox, are about to embark on a spiritual journey that […]

Ruah Swennerfelt and Louis Cox are members of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting.


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Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith

By Ruah Swennerfelt. Quaker Institute for the Future Focus Book 10, 2016. 111 pages. $15/paperback; free PDF available at quakerinstitute​.org. […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting, allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.


Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Solutionary Rail: A people‐powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future

By Bill Moyer, Patrick Mazza and the Solutionary Rail Team. Backbone Campaign, 2016. 107 pages. $19.95/paperback. Many years ago, as […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and active in New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World

By Peter Wohlleben. Greystone Books, 2016. 251 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $24.99/eBook. “After you’ve read Wohlleben’s book, a walk in the woods […]

Ruah Swennerfelt, a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting, is a homesteader and activist. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith and numerous articles on living simply.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017, September 2017 Books
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The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

By Michael McCarthy. New York Review Books, 2016. 273 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. “People from a planet without flowers would think […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee and is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Not from Here: A Memoir

By Allan G. Johnson. Temple University Press, 2015. 171 pages. $24.50/hardcover or eBook. When Allan Johnson asked his dying father […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee and is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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The Ecology of Care: Medicine, Agriculture, Money, and the Quiet Power of Human and Microbial Communities

By Didi Pershouse. Mycelium Books, 2016. 301 pages. $19.95/paperback. “When we stand in the center and look at the whole, […]

Ruah Swennerfelt lives in rural Vermont and is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She serves as clerk of the Earthcare Ministry Committee of New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Finding My Radical Soul: A Memoir

By Frances Crowe. Haley’s, 2015. 281 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $24.95/paperback; $11/eBook. Frances Crowe’s life is a shining light for all Friends. […]

Ruah Swennerfelt lives in Charlotte, Vt., and is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee. She is active with Transition Town Charlotte and Vermont Interfaith Power and Light.


Posted in: January 2016 Books, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Quaker Book Reviews
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Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth

By David C. Korten. Berrett‐Koehler Publishers, 2015. 169 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Finally we have a book that brings together the […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and is active in New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee, Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, and Transition Town Charlotte, Vt.


Posted in: October 2015 Books, October 2015: Faithful Living, Quaker Book Reviews
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