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Forum, February 2020

Letters from our readers.

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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.)’s 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.

Posted in: February 2020, February 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Student Writing Opp: Creating Change (due 2/17/2020)

What change do you want to see happen in your community?

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. Contact: [email protected]

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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.

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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 (closed)

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

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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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