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Continuing a Quaker Affordable Housing Legacy

Friends past and present working on housing access in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Eric Malm is a professor of economics and business management at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pa., a member Norristown (Pa.) Meeting, and a member of Abington Quarter’s Home and Care Committee. More information about the meeting’s housing project can be found at norristownfriends.org.

Posted in: Gambling, Witness
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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."

This article was originally printed online on April 12, 2019.

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Witness
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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.

Posted in: Outside the Meetinghouse, Witness
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Bringing Decolonizing Home

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Meagan Fischer is in school for veterinary assisting and intends to study animal herbalism as well. She attends Chico Meeting in northern California and wrote “Allow Me to Introduce You, Witches and Friends” in Friends Journal’s May issue. In her downtime, she enjoys watching Sailor Moon while snuggling with her two cats.

Posted in: October 2015: Faithful Living, Witness
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A memorial for the over 100 protestors, known as the Heavenly Hundred, who were killed in clashes with riot police during the bloodiest days of the Maiden demonstrations.

Conflict Resolution in Kiev

Conflict resolution in Kiev

Alla Soroka works as a psychologist with the American non-governmental organization This Child Here. The organization also supports an AVP program for children.

Daphne Sanders attends Garstang Meeting in Lancashire, England.

Posted in: May 2014: Mental Health and Wellness, Witness
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Earthcare: Expanding the Old Pine Farm

Deptford, New Jersey, is known mainly for its huge shopping mall, located just off Route 42 which becomes the Atlantic […]

Lynne Shivers is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a board member of the Old Pine Farm when she lived in South Jersey from 1994-2009. She is a writer and currently lives at Stapeley, a retirement community in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

Posted in: August 2013: Parenting, Unfeatured, Witness
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East Whittier Friends Church in the 1920's.

Richard Nixon’s First Cover‐Up

While Nixon occasionally mentioned his Quaker background, the exact nature of his faith remained obscure.

Larry Ingle is a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting and professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He is author of Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation (1986), First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism (1994), and a forthcoming study of Richard Nixon’s religion. An earlier version of this was published on our website in January 2013.

Posted in: June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies, Witness
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U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col Leslie Pratt

Drone Warfare

I was part of a delegation to Pakistan in October 2012 to address the issue of United States drone warfare. […]

Joan Nicholson was part of a delegation to Pakistan in October 2012 sponsored by Code Pink and the Foundation for Fundamental Rights. The 32 delegates included one other Quaker participants. She went with funds from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and contributions from Friends.

Posted in: April 2013: Conflict and Eldering, Witness
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