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Love My Enemies? Surely You Jest

Practicing warm鈥恏eartedness with those on the other side of political divides.

Bob Anderson lives in Newtown, Pa.

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Money and Soul: Quaker Faith and Practice and the Economy

By Pamela Haines. Christian Alternative Books, 2019. 80 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook.

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and the Academic Initiatives manager at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

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On the Spirituality of Lightheartedness

By Helen Steere Horn. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 456), 2019. 26 pages. $7/pamphlet.

J. Brent Bill, a member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. His newest book Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love is slated for release this month.

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The Same, But Different: Ministry and the Quaker Pastor

By Phil Baisley. Friends United Press, 2018. 172 pages. $26/hardcover; $20/paperback.

Margaret Webb is the pastoral minister at New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. She has a bachelor鈥檚 from Earlham College and a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. She serves on the Board of Advisors at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind.

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Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

By Barbara Brown Taylor. HarperOne, 2019. 256 pages. $25.99/hardcover; $15.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook.

Diane Reynolds is Quaker, formerly a member of Patapsco Meeting in Ellicott City, Md., and now a member of Stillwater Meeting in Barnesville, Ohio. She is the author of The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and The American Nutcracker.

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Sacred Liberty: America鈥檚 Long, Bloody, and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom

By Steven Waldman. HarperOne, 2019. 416 pages. $28.99/hardcover; $12.99/eBook.

Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and has served on the Board of Trustees for Friends Publishing Corporation, publisher of Friends Journal.

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The Pentecost Paradigm: Ten Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation

By Jacqueline J. Lewis and John Janka. Westminster John Knox Press, 2018. 114 pages. $13/paperback; $10/eBook.

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism.

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

By Bill McKibben. Henry Holt and Company, 2019. 304 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (available January 2020); $2.99/eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She and Louis Cox live in an all-solar, all-electric home in rural Vermont where they grow most of the vegetables and fruits that they consume year-round. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

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Original Vihiga Friends Church Meetinghouse, built in 1905 and possibly the first of its kind in Kenya. The descendants of the Rees family hope to raise funds to renovate it for use as a museum. Photo by Brian Young.

The Place of God鈥檚 Own Choosing

The founding of the mission in Kaimosi, Kenya.

Eden Grace is a member of New England Yearly Meeting and has served since 2013 as director of global ministries for Friends United Meeting (FUM). She spent nine years as a field officer for FUM at the Africa Ministries Office in Kisumu, Kenya. Eden describes her ministry as decolonizing Quaker mission. This article was adapted from the 2019 Michener Lecture of Southeastern Yearly Meeting, and reprinted with permission.

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My Year of Living Eschatologically

Awareness of end times comes to a Friend diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Muriel (Mickey) Edgerton is a lifelong Friend, having grown up in the Midwest in Friends United Meeting pastoral worship. She is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion and has been a hospice chaplain for the past 25 years. A 60-year member of Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting, she is a 15-year resident of Foulkeways at Gwynedd.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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