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Quakers, Politics, and Economics (Quakers and the Disciplines, Volume 5)

Edited by David R. Ross and Michael T. Snarr. Friends Association for Higher Education, 2018. 398 pages. $19.95/paperback; $9.95/eBook. Friends […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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Fair Trade Coffee: A Glimpse behind the Scenes

You get up in the morning and brew or buy your coffee, feeling especially good because it’s certified fairtrade and […]

Joseph Sorrentino is a Rochester, N.Y.-based writer and photographer who has a commitment to documenting social justice issues. A previous article by him, "A Place Called Home," appeared in Friends Journal in September 1991.

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Faith and Economics

Three memories from the time when I was about ten are swirling together in the same container. In the first, […]

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, says she is passionate about right relationship. She writes on "Living in This World" at http://www.pamelascolumn.blogspot.com.

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Behind the Budget: Are We Stuck with This High Risk Monetary System?

What Kind of Resource is Money? The subject here is money and how to use it responsibly. We all know […]

Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, is a founding member of Quaker Institute for the Future and secretary of the Board.

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The Quaker Peace Testimony, Economics, and the Common Good

Quakerism and Economics of the Common Good English Quaker John Bellers (1654‐ 1725) was the first social thinker to advance […]

Keith Helmuth, a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting in Canada, recently completed a ten-year sojourn at Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He is a founding member of Quaker Institute for the Future and secretary of the Board.

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The Oil Depletion Protocol: How Alternative Fuels Can End Our Wars

Access to petroleum has been mentioned again and again as the primary reason for our nation’s current military engagement in […]

David W. Pilbrow is clerk of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of North Meadow Circle of Friends in Indianapolis, Ind. He began educating himself about alternatives to oil at the beginning of the Iraq War. For the past three years he has served as a lobbyist for the Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation with a primary focus on an array of issues to support energy conservation, localized agriculture, and sustainable living. He retired from the Indiana State Department of Health in 2003 where he was editor of employee newsletters.

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A Quaker Family (Yours) Saves Energy

People in the United States, and Quakers in particular, are at a confluence of social, economic, and environmental events like […]

Tom Wells, a green remodeler in Yardley, Pa., attends Fallsington (Pa.) Meeting.

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Public Transportation in the Future

Several years ago, my wife and I paid a visit to the Women’s Suffrage Museum in Seneca Falls, N.Y. As […]

Peter Javsicas, a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., heads Pennsylvanians for Transportation Solutions, Inc. (PenTrans), http://www.pentrans.org, a statewide advocacy group that works for adequate public transportation in Pennsylvania.

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Zeri: A Philosophy and Methodology to Reinvent the World

Many Friends have become increasingly concerned that our current economic system is not sustainable. Clearly, a perpetual growth economy is […]

Hollister Knowlton is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting, active in Philadephia Yearly Meeting's Earthcare Working Group and Friends Traveling for Peace, Justice, and an Earth Restored; a member of the Policy Committee of FCNL; and clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness (formerly Friends Committee on Unity with Nature). She gave up her car and became a vegan in 1994 for environmental, social, and animal justice reasons and took early retirement at the end of 2003 to devote her life to furthering ecological sustainability and healing our human-Earth relationship.

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Supporting Tribal Community Development Loan Funds

One of the moral dilemmas facing many Friends and others in our relations with Native American tribes is how we […]

Tom Ewell is a member of Portland (Oreg.) Meeting. He was Executive Director of the Maine Council of Churches from 1986-2006. He now lives in Clinton, Washington, where he works at what he calls "strategic peace building." For more information about the Four Directions Development Corporation, you may contact Susan Hammond, Executive Director, 20 Godfrey Dr., Orono, ME 04477 or [email protected], or contact the author at [email protected]

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