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The Advantage of History: An Interview with Timothy Snyder

Friends Journal interviews the author of the best-selling book on resisting the rise of American authoritarianism.

Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of a number of works of European history, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He appears regularly in both Europe and the United States as a commentator on politics and history. With the recent publication of On Tyranny, he has been engaged in public work in American civics. His next book, The Origins of Unfreedom, will be published in April 2018.

Gabriel Ehri is executive director of聽Friends Journal.


Posted in: Conscience, Online Features
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The Value of Seminary

Lives of Friends: “But why go to seminary?” 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A聽year of聽Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world鈥檚 largest online library of Quaker聽information: every聽Friends Journal […]

Ashley M. Wilcox is a recorded minister and pastor of Church of Mary Magdalene. She is a member of Freedom Friends Church and a sojourning member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting. Her writing has been published in Friends Journal, Western Friend, and various Quaker anthologies, as well as on her website, ashleymwilcox.com.


Posted in: Lives of Friends, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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I urge you to look past your empire of business and riches, and ask yourself a question

Student Voices: ” All that said, I have a few pieces of final advice for you: Be kind. Build bridges, not walls. Rather than tearing others down, build others up. And remember, love always trumps hate.”

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When kids go to college and become more educated, the unemployment rate decreases

Student Voices: “Making tuition prices lower opens up the door for many young students aspiring to further their education and pursue a future career.”

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I have found that acceptance is key and welcoming change is how people can be happy

Student Voices: ” Teaching one another our different ways is how communities can improve each individual鈥檚 life. This may sound like hippy talk to you, and it might be, but true peace and compassion is what the world and our government should be striving for.”

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I want my brother to be able to drive without having the fear of being pulled over

Dear President Donald Trump, Being under 18, I had no say in the election, but I would like to mention that I would not have voted for you. You have very little care for minorities or anyone under you. My family is full of minorities, and I want them to be safe. I want my […]

Student Voices: “The system is rigged. Too many people are being incarcerated, especially minorities due to the color of their skin. A way to help fix this problem would be to have police officers go through extensive training and wear body cameras at all times.”


Posted in: Quaker Summers, Student Voices Project, Uncategorized
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My father painted your hotel, and he is an immigrant

Student Voices: “Many other people that have worked for you have similar stories. If you stop immigration you鈥檙e not going to have as many people to build your hotels. I wouldn鈥檛 try to stop immigration if I were president; I鈥檇 try to make it easier.”

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Pond

By Jim LaMarche. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2016. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4鈥8. Pond is a picture-story book for school-age children about habitat restoration set in the upper Midwest or Northeast. Matt discovers a spring in an area known as 鈥渢he pit.鈥 His sister, Katie, and their friend Pablo join him […]

Sandy and Tom Farley are members of Palo Alto (Calif.) Meeting and coauthors of Earthcare for Children, a curriculum they are currently revising.


Posted in: Books, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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A Bike Like Sergio鈥檚

By Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Candlewick Press, 2016. 40 pages. $15.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 5鈥8. This is that rare story鈥攁 moral tale that鈥檚 subtle and suspenseful. Ruben wants a bike. He knows just how a bike would improve his already pleasant, though not opulent, life. On an errand to buy some groceries […]

Dee Birch Cameron is a librarian in El Paso, Tex., whose work has appeared previously in Friends Journal.


Posted in: Books, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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