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Weekly vigils against war and for peace find a new focus for Baltimore Friends after the 2015 death of Freddie […]
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
A group of Friends hopes to identify North American Quaker burial grounds that hold remains of African American men, women, […]
Current committee members for Honoring Those Known Only To God are from Alaska, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. You can visit the Honoring Project's YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/YouTubeHonoringProjUGRR or email them at [email protected].
- Avis Wanda McClinton, Upper Dublin (Pa.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
- Joe Coscia and Tricia Coscia, Yardley (Pa.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
- Linda Lotz, Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
- Elizabeth (Liz) Oppenheimer, Laughing Waters Friends Preparative Meeting (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.), 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
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
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 […]
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
Can we reject unacceptable actions and still find ways to touch those neighbors in pain? 🔒
By Joseph Romm. Oxford University Press, 2015. 328 pages. $16.95/paperback; $10.99/eBook. Based on our agreement with climate scientists that global […]
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, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
By Jim Wallis. Brazos Press, 2016. 272 pages. $21.99/hardcover or eBook. This book is as good a summary of the […]
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: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
The top ten best‐selling books from the 2016 FGC Gathering.
Posted in: September 2016
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
Fox Hut by Cameron McWhirter
Surprised by Joy by Kat Griffith
Bearing False Witness by Andrew Huff
Paying as Led by Molly Wingate
Eleven Steps toward an Enduring World by Robert Dockhorn
Asylum Seekers Need Action, Not Apathy by Janice Pulliam
Why I Got Arrested at the Border by Lucy Duncan
Court Watch by Helen Fox