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Forgotten Occupation: Life in the Syrian Golan after 50 Years of Israeli Occupation

Edited and published by Al‐Marsad Arab Human Rights Centre in Golan Heights, 2018. 144 pages. Free PDF download at golan​-marsad​.org/​p​u​b​l​i​c​a​t​i​ons.

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and is a member of the Quaker Palestine Israel Network.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Great Food Transformation

Earthcare activism is a natural fit for Friends.

Elizabeth Root lives in the heart of the Finger Lakes with her family of three poodles. A retired social worker, she authored a book on children’s mental health in 2009. She is a member of the Perry City (N.Y.) Meeting in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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Writing Opp: Five Years of QuakerSpeak (EXTENDED DEADLINE May 27)

It’s been five years since Friends Publishing Corporation launched a companion project to Friends Journal: the QuakerSpeak video series. In […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal

Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Forum April 2019

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, Humor in Religion
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Faith Action Climate Team prepares to march. © Abby Brockway.

Faithful Action on Climate Change

Turning Quaker concerns into mass movements.

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a mother, a climate activist, and a psychotherapist. She is a member of Olympia (Wash.) Meeting. She was the founder of 350Seattle.org, and is the cofounder of Faith Action Climate Team.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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The Mystic Soul of a More Whole Religious Society

How to move beyond denial and defensiveness when talking about race.

Since 2014 through Undoing Racism Group, an unofficial group of Friends seeking to co-create Beloved Community, Viv Hawkins has learned much about racism; she has much yet to learn and do. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, she embraces a ministry to foster faithfulness and Lola Georg, her life partner.

Posted in: Online Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border

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

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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Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

By Nancy A. Hewitt. The University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 440 pages. $39.95/hardcover; $29.99/eBook. Throughout American history, the Quaker […]

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the Board of Trustees of Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Quaker Perspective on Hope

Hopelessness and burnout lead a Friend to rediscover an archaic form of hope.

Kate Davies is a member of Whidbey Island (Wash.) Meeting and author of Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times. She is also senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute and professor emeritus at Antioch University.

Posted in: Features, September 2018
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

By Jeanne Theoharis. Beacon Press, 2018. 288 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in Jan. 2019); $24.99/eBook. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns Committees.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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