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Participants in the 2014 FGC Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their families.

A Journey toward Eliminating Racism in the Religious Society of Friends

A ministry to abolish racism within Quakerism

Vanessa Julye is the nurturing ministries coordinator for Friends General Conference’s Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and the Haverford College Corporation, Vanessa has published numerous articles and pamphlets and serves as a guest speaker for many Friends meetings. Vanessa meets with Friends of Color throughout the world.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Participants at the 2018 Gathering of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent in Philadelphia, Pa. Photo courtesy of the author.

Are We Ready to Make the Necessary Changes?

What barriers prevent a racially diverse Religious Society of Friends in the United States?

Vanessa Julye leads workshops, and speaks and writes articles on issues regarding racism. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, who travels under a concern for addressing racism in Quakerism with a travel minute from her meeting, Vanessa is Friends General Conference's coordinator for the Ministry on Racism, Youth, and Institutional Assessment.

Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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A Cautious Hope

An introduction to the January 2019 issue, “A Racially Diverse Society of Friends?”

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal: [email protected]

Posted in: Among Friends, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Moving toward Wholeness: Addressing Race among Friends

George Fox admonished Friends “to know one another in that which is eternal.” In building our communities and in providing […]

Patricia McBee is editor of Pastoral Care Newsletter and works among Friends on discerning and responding to the leadings of the Spirit. Vanessa Julye is the former clerk of Fellowship of Friends of African Descent and a member of the Friends General Conference Committee for Ministry on Racism. She has a minute of travel in the ministry recognizing her concern for helping the Religious Society of Friends become a more inclusive community for people of color. Both are members of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features
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Racial Wounding at the Gathering

I arrived in Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, excited to be attending Friends General Conference’s Gathering and looking forward to a week filled […]

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The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

By Frances FitzGerald. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 752 pages. $35/hardcover; $20/paperback; $14.99/eBook. Frances FitzGerald offers a spectacular sweep of the […]

Zae Asa Illo (formerly David Breitzmann) is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting. He has a nearly two-year standing anchor committee and has been engaged in street preaching for several months. He is also working on releasing a collection of poetry, launching a new social enterprise, and applying to seminary in 2020.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Quaker Bestsellers 2017

The top ten best‐selling books from the 2017 FGC Gathering.

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Quaker Bestsellers 2016

The top ten best‐selling books from the 2016 FGC Gathering.

Posted in: September 2016
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The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America

By Paul B. Moyer. Cornell University Press, 2015. 272 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $24.95/eBook. On November 29, 1752, a daughter was born […]

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

Posted in: 2016, June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd. Viking, 2014. 369 pages. $27.95/hardback; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. The novel The Invention of Wings by Sue […]

Wesley Mason is a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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