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Scattergood students Gary Lee, Dejere Pollock, 
and Latif Behroz, June 2019. Gary and Latif are international students. Dereje is from Iowa (born 
in Ethiopia). © Alicia Taylor.

Visa denials impact Scattergood Friends School

  Scattergood Friends School has a long history of welcoming international visitors, most notably serving as a hostel for refugees […]

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

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Reid Arthur following his November 2019 performance at George Fox University. © Jake Morgan

Viral coming‐out video raises LGBTQ issues at George Fox University

  Reid Arthur, a senior theater major at George Fox University (GFU) in Newberg, Ore., was already out as gay […]

Erik Hanson and Windy Cooler are the news editors for Friends Journal. They contributed to the reporting of this story. Do you know about any Quaker news stories we should be covering? Send us tips at [email protected].

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Peterson—Charles Fillmore Peterson, 98, on March 12, 2019, gently, with family near, in his apartment at Pennswood Village in Newtown, […]

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Interrupting the Family Barbecue: In Search of the Planetary Health Diet

The urgency of transforming our systems for food production.

After retiring in early 2015, Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits. He’s since published 75 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and 200 photos in 80 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals, grandparents of four toddlers—attend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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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‐hand 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.

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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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War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918

By Michael Kazin. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 378 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (January 2018); $14.99/eBook. This year marks the one‐hundredth anniversary […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history.

Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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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 Friends Journal.

Posted in: Conscience, Online Features
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Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions? A Quaker Zionist Rethinks Palestinian Rights

By Steve Chase. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 445), 2017. 30 pages. $7/pamphlet. Which side are you on? In the Israel–Palestine […]

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

Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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I Want You to Be: On the God of Love

By Tomáš Halík, translated by Gerald Turner. University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. 189 pages. $25/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. Tomáš Halík, a […]

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Kendal Meeting is a member of Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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