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The Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd. Viking, 2014. 369 pages. $27.95/hardback; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. The novel The Invention of Wings by Sue […]

Wesley Mason is a member of Claremont (Calif.) Meeting.

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Racial Inequality: Painfully Present among Friends

We believe there is that of God in every person, and thus we believe in human equality before God. Friends […]

Vanessa Julye is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, which supports her traveling ministry (see http://www.quaker.org/vanessajulye). She is co-authoring a book, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship, with Donna McDaniel.

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Fit for Freedom: A Conversation with the Co‐ Authors

Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice By Donna McDaniel and Vanessa […]

Richard K. Taylor served on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Race Relations Committee and worked in an AFSC program to overcome racism in housing. In 1963, he founded and directed the Fair Housing Council of Delaware Valley. In the late 1960s, he was named to the staff of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. More recently, he and a colleague of African American descent led a six-year "racial healing process" in Germantown's St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

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Hill House 85-year-old pavilion, recently renovated.  Photos courtesy of Hill House Meeting.

Silent Journeys of Quakers from Hill House

An unprogrammed meeting in the West African nation of Ghana.

Kumah Drah loves nature and is attempting to set up a permaculture center to promote sustainable living. He is a member of Hill House Meeting in Accra, Ghana, and loves to join other meetings for worship when he travels.

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The World Plenary Meeting in Pisac, Peru, January 2016. Photo (c) Vanessa Julye.

The Quaker Family

Do Friends survive on the world stage because of our wide theological diversity.

Now retired from her professional life in human resources, Elaine Green focuses on Quaker responsibilities. A member of Bury Saint Edmunds Local Meeting, she is currently studying for a postgraduate certificate in Quaker studies through Woodbrooke College (accredited by Lancaster University).

Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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News, October 2016

News from Friends.

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Friends, Race, and Systemic Change

In preparation for being a part of your discussion on the important work against racism, I have read the material […]

Andrea Ayvazian is dean of religious life and Protestant chaplain at Mount Holyoke College. Previously a member of the Religious Society of Friends for many years, she is now an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A longtime activist for peace and social justice, she has been leading workshops on dismantling racism since 1986. This version of her comments, which were not recorded, is based upon one that was edited from her notes by Patricia Watson, editor of Peacework and a member of the Prejudice and Poverty Committee of New England Yearly Meeting. It appeared in The Freedom and Justice Crier, Issue #10, Spring 2003.

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News June/July 2016

Demonstrations, conferences, appointments, and Quakers on U.S. money.

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Fit For Freedom: A Weekend at Pendle Hill and My Own Self‐Discovery

How would you react if you were told that George Fox did not condemn slaveholding outright? That William Penn, like […]

Alvin Joaquín Figueroa, a member of Westfield (N.J.) Meeting, is associate professor of Modern Languages, Gender Studies, and Religious Studies at College of New Jersey.

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Here Slavery’s Death Began

“I was about eight years old, and it seemed kind of bizarre,” remembered Kathy Nicholson Paulmier, a Quaker and teacher […]

Raymond M. Lane, a freelance writer, is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting.

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