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Evicted AND Dream Hoarders

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. By Matthew Desmond. Crown Publishing Group, 2016. 422 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. [鈥

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
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When Dialogue Stands in the Way of Peace

People鈥恡o鈥恜eople programs can cause harm when they don鈥檛 address structural issues.

Mike Merryman-Lotze is AFSC鈥檚 Middle East Program director, helping to coordinate 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
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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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Simple Living Beyond the Thrift Store

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鈥檚 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
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Let鈥檚 Grow Together

An interview with Marjorie Herbert

This interview was conducted by associate editor Gail Whiffen. Our Let鈥檚 Grow Together series profiles those who are newer to Friends. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]


Posted in: Conflict and Controversy, Let's Grow Together
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News, December 2017

News of Friends: What Canst Thou Say? Colloquium; Quaker leaders part of church delegation to the Middle East; appointment at [鈥

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Dreams and Nightmares

FJ Review: 鈥 The guide leads students into deeper reflection on Liliana鈥檚 story while encouraging them to explore their own families, conducting [鈥

Ken Jacobsen grew up in Venezuela and has an ongoing concern for north鈥搒outh 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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The Transformation of a Small Quaker Library

Bringing a new sense of purpose to an underused meeting library.

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
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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

By Keeanga鈥怸amahtta Taylor. Haymarket Books, 2016. 288 pages. $17.95/paperback; $17.99/eBook. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga鈥怸amahtta Taylor places the [鈥

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns committees.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. HarperCollins, 2017. 434 pages. $16.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. This is a book I came to [鈥

Catherine Wald is a poet, author, and teacher who attends Sing Sing Worship Group at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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