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Forum, November 2019

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, Gambling
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Peace monitors with Thabo Makgoba (on right), the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town. Photos courtesy of the authors.

Leadings of the Spirit

American and South African activists bring election monitoring to Cape Town suburbs.

A member of Cape Eastern Meeting in South Africa, Rommel Roberts has been an activist in various human rights, development, and nonviolent election campaigns. Through his work with Bishop Tutu, he traveled internationally among Friends and others to develop anti-apartheid support. He is the author of Seeds of Peace.

Robin Roberts, originally from California, is involved with rural and township development work, focused especially on Black youth and women. She and Rommel have fostered two girls for the past seven years. She is an internationally known artist.

Lark Worth of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., met Rommel in 1987 when he toured Philadelphia-area meetings and Quaker schools with the challenging question: “How do we love in the face of fear and hate?”

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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Writing Opp: Friends and Gambling

Is our witness against gambling a testimony that still matters or has it become outdated? Looking for 1200–2500 word submissions, […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Quakers, Politics, and Economics (Quakers and the Disciplines, Volume 5)

Edited by David R. Ross and Michael T. Snarr. Friends Association for Higher Education, 2018. 398 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. Friends […]

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

Posted in: April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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Why I Got Arrested at the Border

A walk along the beach—and an interfaith plea for the soul of a nation.

Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at American Friends Service Committee. She is a settler, currently residing on unceded Lenni Lenape territory, a storyteller, and an anti-racist activist and teacher.

This article was first published on January 16, 2019 on Friendsjournal.org. It appears in the February 2019 print issue of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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Mary Dearden Shaw

Shaw—Mary Dearden Shaw, 92, on April 3, 2018, in State College, Pa. Mardy was born on November 14, 1925, in […]

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Elizabeth Niaz Bagshaw

Bagshaw—Elizabeth Niaz Bagshaw, 84, on December 6, 2017, in Seattle, Wash. Liz was born on May 27, 1933, in Amsterdam, […]

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Syrian children at a feeding station in Turkey administered by TIAFI (Team International Assistance for Integration).

Gota de Leche

The yellowing pages of 80‐year‐old AFSC relief pamphlets inspire a new sense of agency.

Camilla Meek lives in Durham, N.C., where she has attended Durham Meeting and Guilford College Meeting. She served as a director of communications for Guilford College. Meek has a BA degree in fine arts and an MBA in marketing.

Special thanks to Don Davis of the AFSC Archives.

Posted in: Features, September 2018
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Civility Can Be Dangerous

In 1934, AFSC co‐founder Henry Cadbury advised Jewish rabbis to be gentler on Hitler. Is civility a substitute for morality?

Lucy Duncan is the director of Friends Relations at the American Friends Service Committee.

Posted in: Meetings and Money, Online Features
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Forum April 2018

Letters from our readers

Posted in: Forum, Healing
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