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David Hartsough with Dr. Tiznoykek in Iran. Photo courtesy the author.

An American Casualty of U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran

A Quaker activist learns first鈥恏and about the medical costs of U.S. sanctions.

David Hartsough is a Quaker from San Francisco, author of Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist, director of Peaceworkers, and co-founder of World Beyond War and Nonviolent Peaceforce.

For more info on the trip, see Code Pink's "Blogs from Iran." For more info on the effect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, see World Beyond War's "Iranian Sanctions: Iraq Redux?" and "Fear, Hate and Violence: The Human Cost of US Sanctions on Iran."

This article was originally printed online on April 12, 2019.

Posted in: Humor in Religion, Witness
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Faith Action Climate Team prepares to march. 漏 Abby Brockway.

Faithful Action on Climate Change

Turning Quaker concerns into mass movements.

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a mother, a climate activist, and a psychotherapist. She is a member of Olympia (Wash.) Meeting. She was the founder of 350Seattle.org, and is the cofounder of Faith Action Climate Team.

Posted in: Features, Outside the Meetinghouse
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Money as a Mutual Blessing

Moving from anxiety and greed to milk and honey.

Lola Georg attends Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. She is a licensed professional counselor in private practice. Previously, she had an extensive career in financial management for nonprofits, including Quaker organizations. She conducts workshops about the spirituality of money (spiritualityofmoney.com). She loves Viv Hawkins, and they live in Philadelphia.

Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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Comfort in Diversity

This is my first year at Westtown School. I am a proud Christian who goes to church and worships God. [鈥

Jadyn Williams, Grade 9, Westtown School

Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Palestine and Israel

A decolonial framework for justice and peace.

Tabitha Mustafa is a name without a title. Sandra Tamari is a Palestinian American Quaker living in St. Louis, Mo. She is the director of strategic partnerships for the Adalah Justice Project, a Palestinian human rights organization.

Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Holistic Islam: Sufism, Transformation, and the Challenge of Our Time

By Kabir Helminski. White Cloud Press, 2017. 140 pages. $14.95/Paperback; $13.99/eBook. Kabir Edmund Helminski is a well鈥恔nown American writer on [鈥

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He has traveled to the Muslim world several times on visits to his Arab in-law family.

Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Europe and Middle East Section annual meeting 2017. Photo by Kate McNally, courtesy of the author.

Membership as Commitment and Belonging

Is membership a pragmatic arrangement or a spiritual experience?

Marisa Johnson has been serving as secretary to Friends World Committee for Consultation Europe and Middle East Section since 2008, and this has given her the opportunity of seeing many forms of Quaker worship and community building. Membership is often a central theme in becoming and maintaining community.

The article is taken from thoughts from an address that Johnson gave to Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering in 2014.

Posted in: June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem, Online Features
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Quaker teachers, families, and students at the Ottawa School, Indian Territory, 1872. Courtesy of the Quaker Collection at Haverford College.

Quaker Indian Boarding Schools

Facing our history and ourselves.

Paula Palmer's Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples ministry is under the care of Boulder (Colo.) Meeting. She offers Toward Right Relationship workshops in churches, schools, and colleges. Her 60-minute slide presentation on the Quaker Indian boarding schools and additional resources are posted at boulderfriendsmeeting.org/ipc-right-relationship.

Posted in: Crossing Cultures, Features
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Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times

By Soong鈥怌han Rah. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 224 pages. $17/paperback; $13.99/eBook. From the heartland of North American Evangelical Christianity, Soong鈥怌han Rah [鈥

Samuel Mahaffy and his family fellowship with Olympia (Wash.) Meeting. With his colleagues, Samuel facilitates a process for faith communities divided by conflict to find the Voice of Common Vision through sharing and integrating both voices of grief and celebration into a liturgy for restoration of broken relationships.

Posted in: 2016, June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews
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Student Voices 2016 Option 1: Building Community

What are the important elements of building a loving, safe, and supportive community? How do you contribute to maintaining these [鈥

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