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News, June/July 2018

Kellum to begin as FUM General Secretary; Marshall retires as Earlham School of Religion Dean 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s […]

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Alan Scott Robinson

Robinson—Alan Scott Robinson, 67, on February 7, 2018, at Solace Hospice Care in Asheville, N.C., with his husband, David Russell Spicer, and a son, Daniel Robinson, at his side, two hours after a visit from his former partner, Jim Cavener. Alan was born on May 31, 1950, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Dorothy Ada […]

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FJ Poetry: “I remember him as a child remembers: / he was my Papaw…”

Carol Wills lives in Durham, N.C.

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A Young Friends Bookshelf

This month’s reviews feature books for younger Friends.

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Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals; Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual

Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals. By Jonathan Matthew Smucker. AK Press, 2017. 280 pages. $16.95/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual. By Jeremy Brecher. PM Press, 2017. 110 pages. $12.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. I am about three decades older than Jonathan Matthew Smucker, but I resonate with his description of the life experience of today’s millennials, […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and currently serves as the manager of academic initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) in Washington, D.C. He is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets and a regular contributor to Minds of the Movement, an ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance.

Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries, Uncategorized
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Student Voices 2017–18

The fifth annual Student Voices Project is underway! This year’s theme is Testimony Stories, and the deadline is February 12, 2018.

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Charlottesville Friends in worship at Justice Park. Photo by David Lewis.

Charlottesville Quakers and the Ongoing Stand against White Nationalists

Quakers can learn to be braver and more outspoken.

Isaac Barnes May is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Divinity School. Currently he is a doctoral candidate specializing in American religious history at the University of Virginia and a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.

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Forum, August 2017

Letters from our readers.

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For a religious group known for its silent worship, we’re a pretty outspoken bunch

Student Voices: “We advocate, we organize, we vote, we speak the truth, and when necessary, we protest. We may worship in silence, but we live our values loudly. We want to share with you our hopes and fears for your presidency.”

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I think it says something about our country that even the smallest of voices were recognized

Student Voices: ” I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next president, you should help to give everyone, rich or poor, a chance to voice their opinions.”

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