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A Reluctant Minister

Reflections on performance art among Friends.

A Bible scholar, filmmaker, playwright, activist, and actor, Peterson Toscano playfully explores the serious worlds of LGBTQ issues, religion, and climate change. After spending 17 years attempting to “de-gay” himself through gay conversion therapy, he came out a quirky, queer Quaker who recognizes the power of storytelling, petersontoscano​.com.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Catherine Balderston Jones Gaskill

Gaskill—Catherine Balderston Jones Gaskill, 90, of John Knox Village, Orange City, Fla., on July 27, 2017. Cathy was born on […]

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Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals; Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual

Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals. By Jonathan Matthew Smucker. AK Press, 2017. 280 pages. $16.95/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Against Doom: A […]

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and currently serves as the manager of academic initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) in Washington, D.C. He is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets and a regular contributor to Minds of the Movement, an ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries, Uncategorized
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I have found that acceptance is key and welcoming change is how people can be happy

Student Voices: ” Teaching one another our different ways is how communities can improve each individual’s life. This may sound […]

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Quaker Students’ Reading List for President Trump

24 book recommendations from the Student Voices Project.

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Welcoming the Strong Black Woman among Us

The energy to appear strong and the socially imposed obligation to rise above it all can be exhausting.

Valerie Brown is a retreat leader, writer, leadership coach, and principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness in daily life (leadsmartcoaching​.com). She is ordained in the Order of Interbeing by Thich Nhat Hanh and is a member of Solebury (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
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A Seal upon the Heart: Quaker Readings in the Song of Songs

By Michael Birkel. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 438), 2016. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”—some of us can remember […]

Brad Sheeks is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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News, October 2016

News from Friends.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, News
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Pursuing Justice Requires Boldness

What do you really want when you invite a person of color to the table?

Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds is a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, the founding director of the Community Justice Project, and the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. She is a nationally recognized expert on issues of race, public policy, economic justice, and the criminal justice system.


Posted in: September 2016
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Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000

By Kris Hermes. PM Press, 2015. 336 pages. $22.95/paperback. The author, a legal worker (non-lawyer) member of the National Lawyers […]

J. E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and an attorney member of the National Lawyers Guild, off and on depending on the pressure to support military or violent solutions within the local chapter.


Posted in: 2016, June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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