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Can Quakerism Survive?

Why is there no vision of the future of Quakerism?

Donald W. McCormick was a professor for 30 years. He taught leadership and organizational change. Currently he is the director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a mindfulness teacher training organization. He is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. Contact: [email protected].

Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Quaker Works October 2017

A semiannual feature to connect Friends Journal readers to the good works of Quaker organizations* in the following categories: Advocacy [鈥

Posted in: Conscience, Quaker Works
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The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border

By Francisco Cant煤. Riverhead Books, 2018. 256 pages. $26/hardcover; $17/paperback (available February 2019); $12.99/eBook. Almost four years ago, I reviewed [鈥

David Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history. He is currently writing a book about the Holocaust for young adults.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

By Sarah Azaransky. Oxford University Press, 2017. 296 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $23.99/eBook. The story of the Civil Rights Movement is almost [鈥

Isaac Barnes May is a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting. He is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

By Frances FitzGerald. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 752 pages. $35/hardcover; $20/paperback; $14.99/eBook. Frances FitzGerald offers a spectacular sweep of the [鈥

Zae Asa Illo (formerly David Breitzmann) is a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting. He has a nearly two-year standing anchor committee and has been engaged in street preaching for several months. He is also working on releasing a collection of poetry, launching a new social enterprise, and applying to seminary in 2020.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Trouble With 鈥淪trangers鈥

Freedom isn鈥檛 anyone鈥檚 politically correct opinion.

Gerri Williams is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and has served on AFSC Nobel Peace Prize Task Group. The opinions expressed are her own*. Her article 鈥淪tanding for Miss Rosa鈥 appeared in the August 2006 issue of Friends Journal.

 

[*Disclaimer added by author's request. - FJ Eds.]

Posted in: Features, February 2018
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Are We Ready to Make the Necessary Changes?

What barriers prevent a racially diverse Religious Society of Friends in the United States?

Vanessa Julye leads workshops, and speaks and writes articles on issues regarding racism. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, who travels under a concern for addressing racism in Quakerism with a travel minute from her meeting, Vanessa is Friends General Conference's coordinator for the Ministry on Racism, Youth, and Institutional Assessment.

Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Rhythms of Grace / An Unhurried Leader

Rhythms of Grace: Life鈥怱aving Disciplines for Spiritual Leaders. By David O. Williams. Barclay Press, 2017. 138 pages. $14/paperback. An Unhurried [鈥

Chris Mohr is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., a trustee of Friends Publishing Corp. (publisher of Friends Journal), and the executive director of Friends Center in Philadelphia.

Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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Trouble I鈥檝e Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

By Drew G. I. Hart. Herald Press, 2016. 157 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. A few months ago, I walked to [鈥

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Quaker Works April 2017

A semiannual feature highlighting the recent works of Quaker organizations. Categories include Advocacy; Consultation, Support, and Resources; Development; Education; Environmental [鈥

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