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Visual Ministry in Response to War

Review of PAFA鈥檚 World War I and American Art

Signe Wilkinson is an editorial cartoonist and a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Arts and Culture, February 2017, The FJ Blog
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John Brittain Pendergrast Jr.

Pendergrast鈥擩ohn Brittain Pendergrast Jr., 99, on September 22, 2016, peacefully, at his beloved home in Atlanta, Ga.聽Britt was born on February 3, 1917, in Atlanta, the second of four sons. He attended Druid Hills High School and in 1938 earned a bachelor鈥檚 degree with highest honors in textile engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, where […]

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Edward Furnas Snyder

Snyder鈥擡dward Furnas Snyder, 90, on August 12, 2016, in Bar Harbor, Maine, after a brief, rapid decline, surrounded in his last days and hours by family and friends. Ed was born on November 13, 1925, in Belle Plaine, Iowa, the oldest of three children of Mary Ella Blue and Edward F. Snyder Sr. His father […]

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Quaker Works October 2016

A semiannual feature highlighting the recent works of Quaker organizations.

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A Quaker Space for Our Time

A look inside a central hub of Philadelphia Quaker activity.

Chris Mohr is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He has been executive director of Friends Center Corporation since January 2015, after 20 years of fundraising and advocacy for affordable housing. He is currently a trustee of Friends Publishing Corporation, the publisher of Friends Journal, and a board member of Greene Street Friends School.

Posted in: Features, Quaker Spaces
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Kale Alonzo Williams Jr.

Williams鈥擪ale Alonzo Williams Jr., 90, on January 7, 2016, at home in Boulder, Colo. Kale was born on August 7, 1925, in Independence, Kans., to Hazel Parks and Kale Williams Sr. He grew up in the small town of Cedar Vale, Kans., the oldest of seven children. At 17 he joined the U.S. Navy and […]

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Interview with Stephen McNeil, author of “Proclaiming Love and Justice”

FJ Podcast: AFSC鈥檚 institutional response to LGB concerns began in 1975 when four staff and committee people sent out an open letter in which they acknowledged their homosexuality or bisexuality and invited others to discuss issues of concern, both within AFSC and in the larger community. Eventually over 200 signed the 鈥渟tatement of support and […]

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Proclaiming Love and Justice

A history of American Friends Service Committee’s work for LGBTQ rights and recognition.

Stephen McNeil, a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif., serves as AFSC鈥檚 San Francisco Wage Peace director. He has served as staff for 32 years and on a program committee for seven years. He has also served in various roles with Friends Committee on National Legislation for 16 years.

Timeline based on the work of AFSC archivist Jack Sutters.

Posted in: Features, Gender and Sexuality
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News, April 2016

News from the world of Friends.

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Courtney Parker Siceloff

Siceloff鈥擟ourtney Parker Siceloff, 92, on January 28, 2014, in Savannah, Ga. Courtney was born on January 4, 1922, in Bartlett, Tex., to Mary Margaret Powell and John Andrew Siceloff. As his Methodist minister father moved every three or four years, Courtney learned to make friends wherever he was. At Southwest Methodist College in the early […]

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