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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.

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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Becoming Fully Human: Writings on Quakers and Christian Thought

By Michael Langford. Friends of the Light, 2019. 456 pages. $19.14/paperback; $4.99/eBook.

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Healing Earth: An Ecologist鈥檚 Journey of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship

By John Todd. North Atlantic Books, 2019. 200 pages. $24.95/paperback; $17.99/eBook.

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

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Trying to Be Truthful

By Chel Avery. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 455), 2019. 30 pages. $7/pamphlet. Reflections on trying to be truthful are particularly [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. A retired professor of philosophy, he has long been interested in philosophical questions regarding truth and knowledge.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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How Does Culture Influence Quaker Worship?

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Antisemitism: Here and Now

By Deborah E. Lipstadt. Schocken Books, 2019. 304 pages. $25.95/hardcover; $12.99/eBook. In early March of 2019, news sources across the [鈥

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

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Richard Rohr: Essential Teachings on Love

By Richard Rohr, edited by Joelle Chase and Judy Traeger. Orbis Books, 2018. 288 pages. $22/paperback; $18.50/eBook. In the classic [鈥

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting and a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at Earlham School of Religion. Like Richard Rohr, he is an Enneagram 1, so an engineer, Quaker, and recovering perfectionist who worries that his life and this review still aren鈥檛 quite right.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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The Doctor of Flowers

By Rachel Blum. 3: A Taos Press, 2018. 99 pages. $24/paperback. In her splendid poetry collection The Doctor of Flowers, [鈥

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Writing Opp: Friends and Gambling

Is our witness against gambling a testimony that still matters or has it become outdated? Looking for 1200鈥2500 word submissions, [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of聽Friends Journal.

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Foodways and Folkways

Among Friends: Our introduction to the June鈥怞uly 2019 issue on Food Choices.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Among Friends, June/July 2019: Food Choices
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