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The Peace Class: A Study of Effective Cheek‐turning, Neighbor‐loving and Sword‐to‐plowshare Conversion

By Diana Hadley and David Weatherspoon. Self‐published, 2015. 220 pages. $12.99/paperback; $5.99/eBook. Both Diana Hadley and David Weatherspoon write well, [
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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: ” I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next [
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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 [
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Lucinda Hathaway is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting and author of Takashi’s Voyage: The Wreck of the Sindia and ’Round the World: Takashi Sails Home.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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Memorial service at Abington Meeting. © Tricia Coscia.

Honoring Those Known Only to God

A group of Friends hopes to identify North American Quaker burial grounds that hold remains of African American men, women, [
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Current committee members for Honoring Those Known Only To God are from Alaska, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. You can visit the Honoring Project's YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/YouTubeHonoringProjUGRR or email them at [email protected].

  • Avis Wanda McClinton, Upper Dublin (Pa.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
  • Joe Coscia and Tricia Coscia, Yardley (Pa.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
  • Linda Lotz, Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Oppenheimer, Laughing Waters Friends Preparative Meeting (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.),  Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative.
  • Sarah Yvonne Blackburn Kehoe, Chena Ridge Friends Meeting (Fairbanks, Alaska), Alaska Friends Conference.
  • Tom Grabe, Germantown Meeting (Philadelphia, Pa.). Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

 

Update: This list has been revised to include the names and monthly and yearly affiliations of members of the committee.

Posted in: Online Features, Race and Anti-Racism
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John Bedell Bowles

Bowles—John Bedell Bowles, 83, on November 22, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. John was born on July 29, 1933, in Karuizawa, [
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Teaching Peace: Students Exchange Letters with Their Teacher

By Colman McCarthy. Vanderbilt University Press, 2015. 194 pages. $22.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. This book is not a “new release,” per se, [
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David Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history and Holocaust studies.

Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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The Artist and Me

By Shane Peacock, illustrated by Sophie Casson. Owlkids Books, 2016. 40 pages. $16.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 5–9. This beautifully illustrated [
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Lucinda Hathaway is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting and the author of Takashi’s Voyage: The Wreck of the Sindia and ’Round the World: Takashi Sails Home.

Posted in: December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy, Quaker Book Reviews
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Violent Video Games and Quaker Teens

How values are tested.

Greyson Acquaviva is a student at Howard Gardner School in Alexandria, Va. He likes playing basketball and soccer and is interested in filmmaking. He is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).

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Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right—and How We Can, Too

By George Lakey. Melville House, 2016. 304 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $15.99/eBook. If the title of this book conjures up an image [
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Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Reaching Out and Across

The shock of 9/11 inspired a friendship program between a Friends school and Islamic school that endures.

Jane Fremon, a member of Princeton (N.J.) Meeting, has served as head of school at Princeton Friends School since its founding in 1987. She has also served Friends schools broadly through her association with Friends Council on Education.

Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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