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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s […]

Ellie Beach lives in Hiram, Ohio.


Posted in: Quakers in the Workplace, Viewpoint
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Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Joseph Romm. Oxford University Press, 2015. 328 pages. $16.95/paperback; $10.99/eBook. Based on our agreement with climate scientists that global warming is real, human-caused, and dangerous, Friends are beginning to address the problem constructively. In his book Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know, Joseph Romm, an MIT-educated physicist, provides a resource for that effort. […]

Philip Favero is a former agricultural economist at Michigan State and South Dakota State Universities and at the University of Maryland. In 2014 he cofounded the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, which stems from Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and is dedicated to advocacy and education about climate change (see csgannapolis.org).


Posted in: January 2017 Books, Quakers in the Workplace
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America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

By Jim Wallis. Brazos Press, 2016. 272 pages. $21.99/hardcover or eBook. This book is as good a summary of the history and nature of racism as I have read. It is contemporary both in covering current events of racial violence and in using up-to-date terminology such as “white fragility” and “implicit racism,” terms necessary to […]

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Racism. She is also a member of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission.


Posted in: Books, November 2016 Books, Quakers and Social Media
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The Third Reconstruction

It’s time to get America above the snake line of racial oppression.

Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, is founder of Repairers of the Breach, chief architect of the Forward Together Moral Mondays Movement, and author of The Third Reconstruction (Beacon Press).

© American Friends Service Committee. This article is adapted from a talk given to AFSC’s Corporation Meeting in March. AFSC has been supporting Rev. Barber’s Repairers of the Breach revival tour in several cities. The full talk is available at afsc.org/barber.


Posted in: Features, September 2016
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News, August 2016

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Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work that Reconnects

By Joanna Macy and Molly Brown. New Society Publishers, 2014. 285 pages. $21.95/paperback; $14.25/eBook. String together the first three chapter titles, and the rich flavor of Coming Back to Life emerges. “We Can Still Opt for a Life-Sustaining World,” despite “The Greatest Danger—The Deadening of Heart and Mind” because of “The Basic Miracle—Our True Nature […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Almost Quaker, Books, June/July 2016 Books
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60th Anniversary December 2015

Poverty and the testimony of simplicity.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service’s second-year Alumni Fellows program.


Posted in: Economic Justice and Poverty, From the Archives
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Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty

By Jay Gillen. AK Press, 2014. 178 pages. $15.95/paperback; $10.99/eBook. A forward by civil rights leader Bob Moses gives Educating for Insurgency a powerful start. Moses worked on voter registration and started Freedom Schools in Mississippi in the 1960s as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Recognizing that knowledge of mathematics and […]

Rosalie Dance is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting, sojourner at Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md. Rosalie has taught mathematics in secondary schools and universities for many years.


Posted in: Books, September 2015, September 2015 Books, Uncategorized
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My Experience as an African American Quaker

A planned memorial for freed slaves in the cemetery exposes lingering divides.

Avis Wanda McClinton is a resident of Glenside, Pa., in Upper Dublin Township. She is a board member of the Grandom Insitution, a grant making project of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Features, October 2014
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