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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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Christina May Lahmer Taran

Taran—Christina May Lahmer Taran, 96, on December 3, 2016, in Edmonds, Wash. A twin, Christina was born on January 26, […]

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Forum, March 2017

Letters from our readers. Discussions on peak experiences, picking business partners, beliefs and practices of Friends, teaching in non‐Quaker schools, […]

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Falling Through the Cracks: The Children of Calais

Across the Channel from one of the wealthiest countries in the world, approximately 10,000 men, women, and children lived in […]

Kate McNally is a member of Belgium and Luxembourg Yearly Meeting and works as the Forced Migration Project coordinator for the Quaker Council for European Affairs (qcea.org).


Posted in: Online Features
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Not from Here: A Memoir

By Allan G. Johnson. Temple University Press, 2015. 171 pages. $24.50/hardcover or eBook. When Allan Johnson asked his dying father […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee and is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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Mercedes Tharam Richards

Richards—Mercedes Tharam Richards, 60, on February 3, 2016, in Hershey, Pa. Mercedes was born on May 14, 1955, in Kingston, […]

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Viewpoint: Toward a Better Understanding

A reader suggests that even a simple tool such as Wikipedia can help us learn more about violent extremists. 🔒 […]

The author lives in Brookhaven, Pa.


Posted in: May 2016: Gender and Sexuality, Viewpoint
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