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World of Trouble: A Philadelphia Quaker Family’s Journey through the American Revolution

By Richard Godbeer. Yale University Press, 2019. 480 pages. $38/hardcover or eBook.

Larry Ingle is a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting and clerk of the meeting’s Space Expansion Committee. He is writing on Jessamyn West and Whittaker Chambers, and thinking about Rufus Jones.

Posted in: April 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Meet Rebecca Hamilton‐Levi, the new producer of QuakerSpeak

Rebecca joined the Friends Publishing team in December 2019, and will be taking on the duties of producing the QuakerSpeak […]

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. 

Posted in: February 2019
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Margaret Lou Laughlin Guthrie

Guthrie—Margaret Lou Laughlin Guthrie, 90, on April 26, 2019, at home in Estes Park, Colo. Margaret was born on February […]

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The Marriage of William Penn and Hannah Callowhill, 1696. Ernest Board (1877–1934). @ https://commons.wikimedia.org.

A Call to Work Outside Our Circles

A Friend responds to the New York Times opinion column on Quakers and pronouns.

C. Wess Daniels lives in Greensboro, N.C.

Posted in: Drugs, Viewpoint
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Forum

Forum, November 2019

Letters from our readers.

Posted in: Forum, Gambling
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I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace‐Filled Political Conversations

By Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers. Nelson Books, 2019. 224 pages. $24.99/hardcover; $17.99/paperback (available February 2020); $9.99/eBook.

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America

By George Yancy. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 180 pages. $19.95/hardcover; $18.99/eBook.

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Her most recent book is Money and Soul, an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

Posted in: Gambling, November 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Charles Fillmore Peterson

Peterson—Charles Fillmore Peterson, 98, on March 12, 2019, gently, with family near, in his apartment at Pennswood Village in Newtown, […]

Posted in: Gambling, Milestones
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Friends leaving Lumakanda Friends Church after the morning church service. Photo courtesy of David Zarembka.

Life at Lumakanda Friends Church

An American Friend looks at the strong community at his Kenyan church.

David Zarembka is a Quaker peace activist in Eastern Africa. Since 2007, he has lived in Lumakanda, a small town in western Kenya, with his Kenyan wife, Gladys Kamonya. David writes a weekly blog, Reports from Kenya, on current happenings in East Africa. To sign up, contact him at [email protected]

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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Paula Ann Misley Laughlin

Laughlin—Paula Ann Misley Laughlin, 63, on January 8, 2018, in Quakertown, Pa. Paula was born on March 24, 1954, in […]

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