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Since 2014 through Undoing Racism Group, an unofficial group of Friends seeking to co-create Beloved Community, Viv Hawkins has learned much about racism; she has much yet to learn and do. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, she embraces a ministry to foster faithfulness and Lola Georg, her life partner.Posted in: Online Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
Returning to a comprehensive Christianity of behavior and belief.
Donne Hayden is a recorded minister and convinced Friend (convinced that all the first Friends were convinced Friends!). She served seven years as minister at Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting and is still a member. She retired in 2015 and currently works part-time for Wilmington Yearly Meeting as office administrator.Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
By Chad Morris and Shelly Brown. Shadow Mountain, 2017. 256 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $7.99/paperback or eBook. Recommended for ages 8–11. Wow! […]
Lucinda Hathaway is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting.Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
By Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin, illustrated by Vali Mintzi. Charlesbridge, 2018. 112 pages. $18.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages […]
Paul Buckley is a member of the Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived.Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
By Douglas Gwyn. QuakerPress of FGC, 2018. 316 pages. $20/paperback. Doug Gwyn is the ideal writer to tackle this project. […]
Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
The homelessness crisis requires us to think outside storage bins.
Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in 2015–16 in Boston, Mass. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.Posted in: Features, September 2018
Edited by Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick‐Parks. Corwin, 2018. 472 pages. $27.95/paperback or eBook. Some years […]
Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and lives at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She is passionate about ending racism with a current emphasis on criminal justice reform.Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
Looking at successful church growth models for ideas to grow our fellowship.
Donald W. McCormick, [email protected], is a member of Grass Valley Meeting in Nevada City, Calif. He is director of education for Unified Mindfulness, a company that trains mindfulness teachers. The senior editor of Friends Journal described his February article, “Can Quakerism Survive?,” as “the most talked about article in recent history.”Posted in: Features, Going Viral with Quakerism
A society of Friends ought to be a natural for friendship with God.
Forrest Curo is a poet and member of San Diego (Calif.) Meeting. He ran the Aardvark Bookstore here from 1985–1998 and founded Street Light (modeled on American Friends Service Committee’s Street Spirit) in 1996. He put in a year at Pendle Hill Conference Center in 2002 in hopes of finding a spiritual handle on the intractable politics of poverty and is now retired.Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
By Helen Thorpe. Scribner, 2017. 396 pages. $28/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in September); $14.99/eBook. Imagine if you can that you are, […]
Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history. He is currently at work on a young adult novel about the Holocaust in France.Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
Fox News: George Fox Speaking by Donald W. McCormick
Laughing for the Wary by Howard R. Macy
Finding Lightness in the Light by Kerry O’Regan
Satire, Peace, and the Mennonite Tradition by Andrew J. Bergman