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Answering the Cry for Freedom

FJ Review: 鈥淚t tells stories of flawed human beings, living in a different time and place, with both passion and compassion. [鈥

Paul Buckley is a Quaker historian, theologian, and the author of The Essential Elias Hicks.

Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quaker Bestsellers 2017

The top ten best鈥恠elling books from the 2017 FGC Gathering.

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I also dressed as you for Halloween and got 7.2 pounds of candy!

Student Voices: 鈥淚 am interested in history, and I like to play sports. I am a comedian and do good [鈥

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Friends, Peace, and Justice in Baltimore

Weekly vigils against war and for peace find a new focus for Baltimore Friends after the 2015 death of Freddie [鈥

Kathryn Munnell is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md. She currently serves on the Peace and Justice Committee of her meeting. She has divided her career between working on peace and justice issues and teaching in public high schools in Baltimore and New York City.

Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Online Features
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Honoring Those Known Only to God

A group of Friends hopes to identify North American Quaker burial grounds that hold remains of African American men, women, [鈥

Current committee members for Honoring Those Known Only To God are from Alaska, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.聽You can visit the Honoring Project's YouTube channel at聽http://bit.ly/YouTubeHonoringProjUGRR聽or email them at聽[email protected].

  • Avis Wanda McClinton, Upper Dublin (Pa.)聽Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
  • Joe Coscia and Tricia Coscia, Yardley (Pa.)聽Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
  • Linda Lotz, Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Oppenheimer, Laughing Waters Friends Preparative Meeting聽(Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.), 聽Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative.
  • Sarah Yvonne Blackburn Kehoe, Chena Ridge Friends Meeting (Fairbanks, Alaska), Alaska Friends Conference.
  • Tom Grabe, Germantown Meeting (Philadelphia, Pa.). Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

 

Update: This list has been revised to include the names and monthly and yearly affiliations of members of the committee.

Posted in: Online Features, Race and Anti-Racism
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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?

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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