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Friends Journal Books, January 2018

This month’s reviews include The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein; Lucretia Mott Speaks edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer; and Race and Place by David P. Leong.

 

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

By Richard Rothstein. Liveright, 2017. 368 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $17.95/paperback (May 2018); $26.23/eBook. The title of this fascinating analysis of racialized […]

David Breitzmann currently serves on Ministry and Oversight Committee at San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, where he cofounded #FridayFoodSharing and foodrev​.org (a nonprofit food delivery service for the poor). He is in discernment for application to seminary for pastoral care and public policy in 2018. He is on Twitter as @BlackQuaker.


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Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches and Sermons

Edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer. University of Illinois Press, 2017. 304 pages. $75/hardcover; […]

Marty Grundy is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting.


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Race & Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation

By David P. Leong, IVP Books, 2017. 208 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. I couldn’t put down David Leong’s guide because it […]

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


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Rhythms of Grace / An Unhurried Leader

Rhythms of Grace: Life-Saving Disciplines for Spiritual Leaders. By David O. Williams. Barclay Press, 2017. 138 pages. $14/paperback. An Unhurried […]

Chris Mohr is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., a trustee of Friends Publishing Corp. (publisher of Friends Journal), and the executive director of Friends Center in Philadelphia.


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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.


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The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict

By Aaron T. Wolf. Island Press, 2017. 205 pages. $30/paperback; $29.99/eBook. Island Press publishes books on environmental issues, often involving […]

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and co-authors of Earthcare for Children. Both trained as AVP facilitators.


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Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

By Drew G. I. Hart. Herald Press, 2016. 157 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. A few months ago, I walked to […]

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