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A Quaker Speaks from the Black Experience

The history, role, and involvement of African Americans in the Religious Society of Friends have been subjects of long鈥恠tanding interest [鈥

James Fletcher is a member of College Station Worship Sharing Group in Houston, Tex. He is treasurer for American Friends Service Committee, and has served extensively with AFSC, Friends World Committee for Consultation, and other Friends organizations in work in the Republic of South Africa. He is co-founder of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent (FFAD), and co-author of two books, A Quaker Speaks From the Black Experience: The Life and Collected Works of Barrington Dunbar and Friends Face the World. This essay was adapted from a speech to FFAD in April 2006.

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Up on the Mountaintop

The morning was freezing cold in Mitchellville, Maryland, as we drove to the train station. Maria and I had flown [鈥

James A. Fletcher, a member of Pocatello (Idaho) Worship Group, is vice president for finance and information of Idaho State University. He was one of the founders of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He is treasurer and a member of the National Board of American Friends Service Committee.

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Rescue and Jessica: A Life鈥怌hanging Friendship

By Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon. Candlewick Press, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for [鈥

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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October Forum

Viewpoint: An Upside to Downsizing By Chuck Hosking When I鈥檓 being honest, I have to admit that minimalism is an [鈥

Letters from Chuck Hosking, Mary Linda, Bruce Dienes, Michael Blackman, Rosemary Coffey, Lynn Fitz-Hugh, Isabel Penraeth, Linda Lotz, Roberta Nobelman, James F. Updegraff, and Sandra Herbert.

Posted in: October 2012: Wall Street, Main Street, and Meetinghouse Road
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Mary Fisher: Maidservant Turned Prophet

When Friends in Moscow recently designed a postcard to share the message of Quakerism, the 17th鈥恈entury Quaker they chose to [鈥

Marcelle Martin is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, Pa.

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South Africa: Waging the Lamb鈥檚 War

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Coming Home: Where Tradition and Spirit Meet

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Return to the Land of Apartheid

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Toward a Truly, Multiracial Family of Friends

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A Pastoral Visit to the Land of Apartheid

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