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Forum, March 2018

Letters and commentary from our readers.

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Me and Marvin Gardens

FJ Review: 鈥淚t is the voice of Obe Devlin, the 11鈥恲ear鈥恛ld protagonist of Me and Marvin Gardens, at once passionate and [鈥

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Interview with Friends Journal鈥檚 Assistant Book Review Editor

We talk with the editor of our children鈥檚 book reviews.

Eileen Redden is a retired school counselor and teacher, and a member of Camden (Del.) Meeting. More recently she鈥檚 been attending a worship group at Cadbury Senior Living in Lewes, Del. She has served as the volunteer assistant book review editor of Friends Journal since 2008. To contact Eileen about becoming a reviewer, email [email protected].

This interview is an extended version of the one that appeared in the print magazine.


Posted in: Interviews, Quaker Libraries
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Co鈥恈urricular Learning in the Quaker and Special Collections

A look behind the scenes at Haverford Library Quaker and Special Collections.

Mary Crauderueff is the curator of the Quaker Collections at Haverford College. She grew up as a member at Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, and currently attends Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia. She loves hiking in the Wissahickon, drinking espresso, and working toward decolonizing the archives field in theory and practice.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Gertrude Parnell Marshall

Marshall鈥擥ertrude Parnell Marshall, 104, on September 28, 2016, in Medford, N.J. Gertrude was born on August 3, 1912, in Germantown, [鈥

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A Simple State of Being That Never Truly Dies

Moving toward death is its own kind of expectant worship. 馃敀

Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. He retired from teaching high school English in 2002. His retirement days consist of reading, writing, drawing, almost completing honey-do lists, and entertaining grandchildren.


Posted in: Features, The Art of Dying
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Consensus Decision Making in Eusocial Organisms

Learning disruption and resilience from ants and bees.

Barbara Dale graduated from Earlham College in Indiana with a major in biology in 2015. She participated in Quaker Voluntary Service in Philadelphia, Pa., from 2015 to 2016, and currently works in development for a Quaker values-based affordable housing organization. She lives cooperatively with seven humans in West Philadelphia.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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The Peace Class: A Study of Effective Cheek鈥恡urning, Neighbor鈥恖oving and Sword鈥恡o鈥恜lowshare Conversion

By Diana Hadley and David Weatherspoon. Self鈥恜ublished, 2015. 220 pages. $12.99/paperback; $5.99/eBook. Both Diana Hadley and David Weatherspoon write well, [鈥

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and coauthors of Earthcare for Children. Both participated in a peace studies seminar taught by Philip Wogaman in 1965 (Sandy) and 1966 (Tom) at the University of the Pacific. Both Sandy and Tom have trained as Alternatives to Violence Project facilitators.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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I think it says something about our country that even the smallest of voices were recognized

Student Voices: 鈥 I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next [鈥

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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

By Nora Raleigh Baskin. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016. 208 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $7.99/paperback (released May 16, 2017); $10.99/eBook. Recommended [鈥

Lucinda Hathaway is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting and author of Takashi鈥檚 Voyage: The Wreck of the Sindia and 鈥橰ound the World: Takashi Sails Home.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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