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Trying to Be Truthful

By Chel Avery. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 455), 2019. 30 pages. $7/pamphlet. Reflections on trying to be truthful are particularly [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. A retired professor of philosophy, he has long been interested in philosophical questions regarding truth and knowledge.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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SoYouWant

So You Want to Talk About Race

By Ijeoma Oluo. Seal Press, 2018. 256 pages. $27/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $10.99/eBook. When I attend my monthly meeting, I am one [鈥

Lori Patterson lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches women鈥檚 studies at the local college, attends Multnomah Meeting in Portland (where she serves on the Racial Justice Committee), and runs an independent yarn and fiber dyeing business out of her home.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Awakening

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

By Larry Yang. Wisdom Publications, 2017. 280 pages. $17.95/paperback; $11.99/eBook. With Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community, [鈥

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting. She is the recipient of Pendle Hill鈥檚 2019 Minnie Jane Arts Scholarship and served as writer-in-residence there from March through July 2019. Anna has an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence

By Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin. Brazos Press, 2019. 288 pages. $19.99/paperback or eBook. When two Christian gun owners decided [鈥

Tom and Sandy Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting, storytellers, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitators, volunteer booksellers with EarthLight, and co-authors of Earthcare for Children.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Foodways and Folkways

Among Friends: Our introduction to the June鈥怞uly 2019 issue on Food Choices.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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A Vegan Offers Three Reasons for Hope

Plant鈥恇ased lifestyles are getting easier than ever.

A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, Margaret Fisher is clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals. She enjoys photographing insects while on wildlife surveys and spends much of her free time working for a native plant campaign in northern Virginia.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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The Great Food Transformation

Earthcare activism is a natural fit for Friends.

Elizabeth Root lives in the heart of the Finger Lakes with her family of three poodles. A retired social worker, she authored a book on children鈥檚 mental health in 2009. She is a member of the Perry City (N.Y.) Meeting in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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Interrupting the Family Barbecue: In Search of the Planetary Health Diet

The urgency of transforming our systems for food production.

After retiring in early 2015, Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits. He鈥檚 since published 75 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and 200 photos in 80 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jim and his wife鈥攑arents of two health professionals, grandparents of four toddlers鈥攁ttend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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Namiyah-Nole

Transitioning from Public to Private School

I remember the day my teachers from Wister Elementary School announced to me and two other students that we were [鈥

Namiyah Nole, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Nicole-Sosnik

What Page Are You On?

Competition surrounds my life. In almost everything I do there is some sort of a competition involved even when there [鈥

Nicole Sosnik, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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