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The Root of War Is Fear: Thomas Merton鈥檚 Advice to Peacemakers

By Jim Forest. Orbis Books, 2016. 224 pages. $25/paperback; $20.50/eBook. Jim Forest was Thomas Merton鈥檚 longtime friend and colleague in [鈥

Bill Chapman is a member of Indianapolis First Friends Meeting in Indiana. Bill is also the clerk of the Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation.

Posted in: February 2017, February 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Religious Responses to Violence: Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present

Edited by Alexander Wilde. University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. 498 pages. $49/paperback; $7/30鈥恉ay eBook. During many years as a [鈥

Linda Rabben is the author of Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History. An associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland, she attends Adelphi (Md.) Meeting.

Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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Loving Our Enemies: Reflections on the Hardest Commandment

By Jim Forest. Orbis Books, 2014. 182 pages. $20/paperback; $16.50/eBook. Jim Forest is the religious child of American Communists who [鈥

Paul Buckley attends Community Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. Paul is a Quaker historian, theologian, and author whose most recent book is The Essential Elias Hicks.

Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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Letters from our readers.

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What Quakers and Catholics Might Learn from One Another

Balancing head and heart in two spiritual homes.

John Pitts Corry is a long time member of Middletown Meeting in Lima, Pa., and feels like a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting during the nine months of each year when he and his wife, Betty, live in Albuquerque. He is also a member of John XXIII Catholic Community in Albuquerque and has a long association with the Norbertines in Paoli, Pa., and Albuquerque.

Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
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Quakers, Contemplative Activists

I didn鈥檛 start out a Quaker. I began as a Catholic, which in one respect is as far from Quakerism [鈥

Charlie Finn has a counseling practice, is a published poet (www.poetrybycharlescfinn.com), and glories to live in the country with his wife Penny tending to their animals and gardens. He is a member of Roanoke (Va.) Friends Meeting.

Posted in: Departments, June/July 2012: Faith, Practice, and Community
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Does Your Meeting Need a Bill of Rights?

About ten years ago, West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting was shattered by a case of sexual harassment, where a respected member [鈥

Joshua Brown is a member and serves as a pastoral minister of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. He has worked with Friends in New England, New York, and Indiana Yearly Meetings. He builds musical instruments, collects folk songs and gives concerts, and turns wooden bowls. He writes that he has "one wife, two college-age children, and four evangelical cats."

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