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LeadingIntheLight

Leading in the Light: Celebrating 325 Years of Quaker Education in America

Edited by Deborra Sines Pancoe, et al. Friends Council on Education, 2014. 129 pages. $15/paperback. Leading in the Light describes […]

Diana Roose is a retired administrator from Oberlin College. She is clerk of Oberlin (Ohio) Meeting and author of Teach Us to Live: Stories from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


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JustMercy

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Bryan Stevenson. Spiegel & Grau, 2014. 336 pages. $28/hardcover; $16/paperback; $11.99/eBook. “How can people be so mean?” That is […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting with a leading to work to end racism.


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ThomasMerton

Thomas Merton, Peacemaker: Meditations on Merton, Peacemaking, and the Spiritual Life

By John Dear. Orbis Books, 2015. 206 pages. $20/paperback; $16.50/eBook. The centenary year of Thomas Merton’s birth in 1915 is […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He has recently written about the contemplative life.


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Introducing

Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology: Foundations in Scripture, Theology, History, and Praxis

By Daniel L. Brunner, Jennifer L. Butler, and A. J. Swoboda. Baker Academic, 2014. 255 pages. $26.99/paperback or eBook. Introducing […]

Jim Kessler is a member of Grinnell Friends Church (FUM) in Grinnell, Iowa, and teaches environmental biology at Iowa Valley Community College–Grinnell. Jim speaks often to secular and faith-based groups about the importance of reintroducing native plantings into human-altered landscapes, and with his wife, Kathy, has restored native habitat on the 30 acres where they live.


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ChangeTheStory

Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth

By David C. Korten. Berrett‐Koehler Publishers, 2015. 169 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Finally we have a book that brings together the […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and is active in New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee, Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, and Transition Town Charlotte, Vt.


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FireAndIce

Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the World

By Jonathan Mingle. St. Martin’s Press, 2015. 400 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. The village of Kumik, high in the Himalayas, is […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


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Cowed

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret and Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret Produced by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. A.U.M. Films and First Spark Media, 2014. 91 minutes. […]

A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals, Margaret Fisher has been visiting other meetings to discuss the spiritual aspects of vegetarianism.


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