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Singing “Lord of the Dance?”: Reflections on Anti‐ Semitism and Loving One Another

An old controversy among Friends resurfaced this summer on the online Quaker Outreach Forum on Yahoo Groups. One member posted […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and serves on Friends General Conference's national Quaker Quest Traveling Team.
Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta is a member of Vancouver (B.C.) Meeting and the Ahavat Olam synagogue. She is an associate member (for Israel/ Palestine concerns) of Canadian Friends Service Committee.
Janet Minshall is a member and former clerk of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served as co-editor of Friendly Woman magazine.
Free Polazzo is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting, has served as assistant and recording clerk for Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association, and is currently serving on its Faith and Practice Revision and Outreach committees. He was born in Naples, Italy before the end of World War II and was raised as a Jew.
Joy Weaver, who grew up Jewish, has been a member of the Religious Society of Friends since 1969. She is a member and co-clerk of Conscience Bay Meeting in St. James, N.Y. She is the former publisher of the Old Foundations newsletter.


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Hegemony How‐To: A Road Map for Radicals; Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual

Hegemony How‐To: A Road Map for Radicals. By Jonathan Matthew Smucker. AK Press, 2017. 280 pages. $16.95/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Against Doom: A […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and currently serves as the manager of academic initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) in Washington, D.C. He is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets and a regular contributor to Minds of the Movement, an ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries, Uncategorized
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Toward a More Balanced Analysis of Zionism

Steve Chase, in his Reflection “Recovering a Forgotten Zionist Vision for Peace?” in the April issue of Friends Journal, offers […]

Allan Kohrman, a retired professor of history and English, is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting. His pamphlet Quakers and Jews is available from QuakerBooks of FGC.


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Revelation and Revolution: Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness

By Steve Chase. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (Number 431), 2015. 36 pages. $7/pamphlet. This Pendle Hill pamphlet was based on a […]

Born into a Jewish family, Harvey Gillman has been a seeker for most of his life. As outreach secretary for British Quakers, he wrote A Light That Is Shining. Other works include, A Minority of One and Consider the Blackbird. He has led workshops and lectured in many places in the Quaker world. He is a member of Brighton Meeting in England.


Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quaker Perspectives in Higher Education

Edited by Donn Weinholtz, Jeffrey Dudiak, and Donald A. Smith. Friends Association for Higher Education, 2014. 293 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. […]

Michael S. Glaser is a professor emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a recipient of the college’s Homer L. Dodge Award for excellence in teaching. He is most closely associated with Patuxent Meeting in Calvert County, Md.


Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, June/July 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Letters: My Journey to the Quaker Movement

A letter to a fictional seeker.

This is the first chapter of Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction To The Quaker Way, which includes true stories about Quaker faith and practice by a member of the Quaker Quest national training team written in letters to a fictional seeker. Letters was published earlier this year by QuakerPress of FGC, and has been selected as Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s “One Book, One Yearly Meeting” selection.

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and the national Quaker Quest traveling team. He is the founding director of the environmental studies master's program in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability at Antioch University New England and a local activist in the international Transition Town Movement. He will be giving the 2013 Stephen Cary Lecture at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, Pa., on May 21, 2013.


Posted in: December 2012: Hospitality, Features
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How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning

By George Lakey. Melville House, 2018. 224 pages. $16.99/paperback; $13.99/eBook (title available December 2018). In June 1934 Quaker biblical scholar […]

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.), the manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC), and an organizer with the Occupation Free DC anti-police brutality campaign. He is a published author and a regular contributor to ICNC's Minds of the Movement blog.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Trouble in the Tribe; We Will Not Be Silenced; On AntiSemitism

Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel By Dov Waxman. Princeton University Press, 2016. 316 pages. $29.95/Hardcover; […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and currently serves as the Manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he is the author of the Pendle Hill Pamphlet Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions? A Quaker Zionist Rethinks Palestinian Rights (reviewed in our October 2017 issue). He is also a regular contributor to Minds of the Movement, an ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance.


Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
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The Call to Radical Faithfulness: Covenant in Quaker Experience

By Douglas Gwyn. Plain Press, 2017, 104 pages. $10/Paperback; $5/eBook. In this inspired collection of short essays, sermons, and half‐hour […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney Friends Meeting in Vermont and currently serves as the Manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in Washington, D.C. He is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlets Revelation and Revolution: Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness and Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions? A Quaker Zionist Rethinks Palestinian Rights. He is also a regular contributor to Minds of the Movement, www.nonviolent-conflict.org/blog/, an ICNC blog on the people and power of nonviolent civil resistance.


Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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