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El Paso Quakers on the Border Today

How Friends along the Mexican border are responding to needs.

Ann Birch is currently clerk of El Paso (Tex.) Meeting. She is a librarian who settled in on the border in the 1960s.


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David Hartsough with Dr. Tiznoykek in Iran. Photo courtesy the author.

An American Casualty of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran

A Quaker activist learns first‐hand about the medical costs of U.S. sanctions.

David Hartsough is a Quaker from San Francisco, author of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, director of Peaceworkers, and co-founder of World Beyond War and Nonviolent Peaceforce.

For more info on the trip, see Code Pink's "Blogs from Iran." For more info on the effect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, see World Beyond War's "Iranian Sanctions: Iraq Redux?" and "Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran."


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March 2019 Full Issue Access

Friends Journal members can download the full PDF or read any article online.

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Among Friends: Opening up the Doors

Our introduction to the March issue, “Outside the Meetinghouse.”

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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After a Quote by William Penn

FJ Poetry: “Have you ever / met somebody / who carries silence / with them…”

Maggie Hess lives in Bristol, Tenn.


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FJ Poetry: “The road continues up the hill / paved, winding through hot trees…”

Nathan Lipps lives in Ludington, Mich.


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Forum, March 2019

Letters from our readers

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Occasions for Plain Dress

Are there times we might let our clothes speak?

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Ojai, Calif.


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News, March 2019

New York Quakers sue to reinstate meetings at Green Haven Prison.

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Elisabeth Brewster Potts Brown

Brown—Elisabeth Brewster Potts Brown, 78, on July 6, 2018, of an unexpected heart attack, in her beloved summer home in […]

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