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Integrity Means Being Part of the Solution

‚ÄúWe want to hear more about the Earthcare resources you mentioned at your presentation last night,‚ÄĚ our hosts said after [‚Ķ]

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

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‚ÄĚThe ‚ÄėPeace for Earth‚Äô 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‚Äč.org. [‚Ķ]

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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Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times

By Kate Davies. New Society Publishers, 2018. 208 pages. $18.99/paperback or eBook. After many years working for Earth on the […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and is sojourning with Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She and her husband live in an all-solar home where they grow vegetables and fruits and try to live gently on the land. She's active in the national and local Transition Movement and is the author of Rising to the Challenge.

Posted in: April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial

By Elizabeth Fournier. New World Library, 2018. 208 pages. $15.95/paperback; $12.76/eBook. I’ve been interested in the idea of a green […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She has worked for Earth for many decades and currently is involved in the international Transition Town Movement.

Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Parents‚Äô Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil‚ÄźFree Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night‚Äôs Sleep

By Mary DeMocker. New World Library, 2018. 360 pages. $16.95/paperback or eBook. Oh my gosh, what an incredible read this […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She and her husband live in a solar-powered, net zero energy home in the woods. They are active in the Transition Town Movement in their community and with Friends in New England. She is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Solutionary Rail: A people‚Äźpowered campaign to electrify America‚Äôs 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‚ÄĒDiscoveries 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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