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From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want

By Rob Hopkins. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019. 240 pages. $24.95/hardcover or eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting, where she serves on the Earthcare Committee. She is on the Steering Committee of Transition Town Charlotte in Vermont and serves on the Transition U.S. conference planning team.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Butcher Hogs for Sale

A sign on the side of the road sparks a crisis of conscience.

Dayna Baily lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her family, for whom plant-based cooking is both a delicious source of good nutrition and a private form of nonviolent protest against a cruel status quo. She worships at Penn Hill Meeting in Wakefield, Pa., and participates in Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Right Relationship with Animals Working Group.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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The Companionship of Philanthropy and Spirituality

Philanthropy can be beneficial to both the giver and the receiver.

Jay Marshall is dean at Earlham School of Religion, a graduate school in Richmond, Indiana. He is a member of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting, which is a member of the New Association of Friends.

Posted in: Features, Giving and Philanthropy
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A Seal upon the Heart: Quaker Readings in the Song of Songs

By Michael Birkel. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 438), 2016. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”—some of us can remember […]

Brad Sheeks is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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An Ode to My Quaker Father: Growing Up Black and Quaker

Growing up black and Quaker.

Melissa Valentine is a writer and acquisitions editor living in Oakland, Calif. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Mills College. In 2013, Melissa was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Family Matters writing contest. Her work has appeared in Sassafras Literary Magazine. She is currently at work completing her memoir, The Names of All the Flowers.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Online Forum: Pacifism and Peace

One of the most important testimonies of the Quaker faith is peace. In times of war, Quakers have a long […]

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