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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 coördinator 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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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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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.


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Writing Opp: A Racially Diverse Society of Friends? (Due October 15)

For many Friends in the Friends Journal audience, there are few topics more fraught than race and racism. We look […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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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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Racial Inequality: Painfully Present among Friends

We believe there is that of God in every person, and thus we believe in human equality before God. Friends […]

Vanessa Julye is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, which supports her traveling ministry (see http://​www​.quaker​.org/​v​a​n​e​s​s​a​j​u​lye). She is co-authoring a book, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship, with Donna McDaniel.


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Fit for Freedom: A Conversation with the Co- Authors

Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice By Donna McDaniel and Vanessa […]

Richard K. Taylor served on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Race Relations Committee and worked in an AFSC program to overcome racism in housing. In 1963, he founded and directed the Fair Housing Council of Delaware Valley. In the late 1960s, he was named to the staff of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. More recently, he and a colleague of African American descent led a six-year “racial healing process” in Germantown’s St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.


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