My journey through my Quaker faith and education all started in nursery school. I went to a small Quaker nursery school. It’s the kind of place where I sat on my teacher’s lap, and the room was filled with worn wooden blocks with a certain cozy smell I can still remember. There’s a beautiful meetinghouse […]
Tag Archives | education
Naomi Brangan, Grade 7, Buckingham Friends School, member of Wrightstown Meeting in Newtown, Pa.
Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
Healing is a verb: a slowing, flowing movement toward balance.
Ruthe Schoder-Ehri, a member of Homer (Alaska) Meeting, resides in the high desert of southeastern Arizona, close to Mexico. She is an artist, a homeopath with concern for individual and global health, a joyful grandmother, and an active volunteer for treesisters.org.
Posted in: Features, Healing
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. By Matthew Desmond. Crown Publishing Group, 2016. 422 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Dream Hoarders: How the Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It. By Richard V. Reeves. Brookings Institution Press, 2017. 196 pages. […]
J. E. McNeil, an attorney in Washington, D.C., and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW), grew up in a working class neighborhood in the Jim Crow South. She worked her way through college and later law school when that was still a possibility. Now culturally if not financially part of the upper middle class with three degrees, she supports the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund at FMW and the Bell Multicultural High School in Columbia Heights, D.C.
Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
People-to-people programs can cause harm when they don’t address structural issues.
Mike Merryman-Lotze is AFSC’s Middle East Program director, helping to coördinate its Israel-Palestine advocacy and policy work. From 2000 through 2003, Mike worked with the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq in Ramallah, and from 2007 through 2010, he worked with Save the Children, managing child rights programming in Palestine.
Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
By Kabir Helminski. White Cloud Press, 2017. 140 pages. $14.95/Paperback; $13.99/eBook. Kabir Edmund Helminski is a well-known American writer on spirituality, and he brings to us the valuable point of view of someone who had reached adulthood before embracing Islam. He is co-director of the Sufi Threshold Society and a Shaikh of the Mevlevi Order […]
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
Finding a balance between personal and political strategies for simple living.
Philip Harnden is a member of Syracuse (N.Y.) Meeting. He has served on the board of Right Sharing of World Resources and as American Friends Service Committee’s liaison with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. He wrote the Pendle Hill pamphlet Letting That Go, Keeping This: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Fritz Eichenberg.
Posted in: Features, Quaker Lifestyles
An interview with Marjorie Herbert
This interview was conducted by associate editor Gail Whiffen. Our Let’s Grow Together series profiles those who are newer to Friends. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]friendsjournal.org.
Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Let's Grow Together
News of Friends: What Canst Thou Say? Colloquium; Quaker leaders part of church delegation to the Middle East; appointment at Ramallah Friends School.
FJ Review: ” The guide leads students into deeper reflection on Liliana’s story while encouraging them to explore their own families, conducting oral histories with elder members who were immigrants themselves or who recall immigrant stories of ancestors.”
Ken Jacobsen grew up in Venezuela and has an ongoing concern for north–south dialogue among Friends in the Americas. He currently lives in Wisconsin and is an adjunct professor at Chicago Theological Seminary.
Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, December 2017 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Ruth McNeill is a member of Corvallis (Ore.) Meeting. She is a retired preschool and elementary school teacher, an amateur weaver, and an amateur writer.
Posted in: Features, Quaker Libraries
Adding values to strong performance for over 120 years.