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Memorializing Friends of African Descent

A Friends meeting learns about an invisible racial history right in its own backyard.

More information about the Honoring Those Known Only to God project, including participant stories and advices about how Friends can begin this work in their local meeting or church, can be found at Friendsjournal.org/honoring-project.


Posted in: Features, Race and Anti-Racism
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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

By Carol Anderson. Bloomsbury, 2016. 256 pages. $26/hardcover; $17/paperback; $18.99/eBook. [Buy on Quakerbooks] A lot of attention has been given to [鈥

Patience Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and the Annapolis Human Relations Commission.


Posted in: March 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Race and Anti-Racism
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Who Is My Neighbor?

Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 馃敀

Ellie Beach聽lives in聽Hiram, Ohio.


Posted in: January 2017: 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 [鈥

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聽csgannapolis.org).


Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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America鈥檚 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 [鈥

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


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

The top ten best鈥恠elling books from the 2016 FGC Gathering.


Posted in: September 2016
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The Third Reconstruction

It鈥檚 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).

漏 American Friends Service Committee. This article is adapted from a talk given to AFSC鈥檚 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

News of Friends. 馃敀

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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 [鈥

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


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