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Letters from our readers.

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Meet Rebecca Hamilton鈥怢evi, the new producer of QuakerSpeak

Rebecca joined the Friends Publishing team in December 2019, and will be taking on the duties of producing the QuakerSpeak [鈥

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of聽Friends Journal.聽

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Extinction and Hope

Where is hope when one in eight species are threatened with extinction?

Judith Favor is a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting. She taught at Claremont School of Theology, facilitated Alternatives to Violence Project workshops in California prisons, serves monthly and quarterly meetings, and is a spiritual director, retreat leader, author, and reviewer. Her latest novel is The Beacons of Larkin Street.

Posted in: Earthcare, February 2020
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Hannah Brock Womack. 漏 Annie Brock Womack

English ecumenical group blocks Quaker in same鈥恠ex marriage from president position

Churches Together England is keeping Hannah Brock Womack from serving due to her recent same鈥恠ex marriage.

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

Posted in: February 2020, News
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Energy Choices AND Toward a Life鈥怌entered Economy

By Robert Bruninga, with Judy Lumb, Frank Granshaw, and Charles Blanchard. Quaker Institute for the Future (Focus Book 11), 2018. [鈥

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Her most recent book is Money and Soul, an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

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Jeremiah-Hacker

Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist

By Rebecca M. Pritchard. Frayed Edge Press, 2019. 126 pages. $13.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook.

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting, the author of The Plain Language of Love and Loss: A Quaker Memoir, and she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program of Brown University鈥檚 English Department.

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Separate

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America鈥檚 Journey from Slavery to Segregation

By Steve Luxenberg. W.W. Norton & Company, 2019. 624 pages. $35/hardcover; $19.95/paperback; $29.73/eBook.

J. E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and an attorney for more than 40 years. She is a sixth-generation Southerner who grew up in the 1950s in segregated Houston, Tex., and studied Southern history at Rice University. She now lives in the colony of the District of Columbia where the history of Plessy still marks the landscape.

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Reclaiming

Reclaiming Judaism From Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation

Edited by Carolyn L. Karcher. Olive Branch Press, 2019. 400 pages. $20/paperback.

Steve Chase is the Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.)鈥檚 Peace and Social Concerns Committee liaison to the local chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and its Occupation Free DC campaign to stop DC police from training with military occupation forces in Israel.

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Teilhards

Teilhard鈥檚 Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution

By Kathleen Duffy. Orbis Books, 2019. 176 pages. $20/paperback; $16.50/eBook.

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

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