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Requiem, Rwanda

By Laura Apol. Michigan State University Press, 2015. 101 pages. $19.95/paperback; $15.95/eBook.   Requiem, Rwanda was a revelation for me: […]

Catherine Wald is a poet and freelance writer whose first chapbook, Distant, Burned-out Stars, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She is a member of Amawalk (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: January 2016 Books, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Quaker Book Reviews
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Talk Less, Do More

Are Friends really addressing issues of poverty in our communities? The answers are disconcerting; they bring up so many more […]

J. Jondhi Harrell is a writer, public speaker, community activist, and organizer. After serving 25 years in federal custody, he founded the Center for Returning Citizens to help formerly incarcerated individuals transition back into the community. He is a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa, and co-clerk of the meeting’s Peace and Social Justice Committee.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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An Experiment with Abundance

Reports from a new way to attend New England Yearly Meeting sessions.

John Humphries is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting and serves as clerk of the Sessions Committee for New England Yearly Meeting. Kathleen Wooten is a member of Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, Mass., and serves as events coordinator for NEYM.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Features
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Q&A: Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform

An interview with Friends involved with group working toward justice reform.

The Q&A with MAJR was conducted by Friends Journal associate editor Gail Whiffen Coyle.

Posted in: December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Q&A
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Peace is an Offering

By Annette LeBox, illustrated by Stephanie Graegin. Dial Books, 2015. 40 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages birth–5. I have […]

Emilie Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2015 Books, December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Quaker Book Reviews
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Anti-abortion protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic during the January 2013 March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. Clinic escorts wear brightly colored vests to distinguish themselves from protesters.

A Concern for Silence

Providing hospitality for and stopping the shaming of women seeking abortion.

Bridget Anderson is a lifelong Quaker raised within Downers Grove (Ill.) Meeting. In 2014 Bridget co-founded Midwest Access Coalition with Leah Greenblum. The group’s mission is to provide accommodation and support for those traveling to Chicago for access to a safe, legal abortion when legislation limits access.

Posted in: Features, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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What We Stand On and The Door In

What We Stand On By Paul Christiansen. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (Number 429), 2014. 29 pages. $7/pamphlet. The Door In By […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind,) Meeting. He is an avid follower of others’ personal journeys, and in a recent Pendle Hill pamphlet reflected on his own.

Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Geese March in Step

By Jean‐François Dumont. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014. 32 pages. $16/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–8. I thoroughly enjoyed this […]

Margaret Crompton is a British Quaker and author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet Nurturing Children’s Well-Being.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Exploring the Unwritten Rules of Meeting for Worship

How does an internalized sense of rules influence the quality of meeting for worship?

Debbie Humphries is a member of Hartford (Conn.) Meeting. She carries a concern for the strength and vitality of the Religious Society of Friends. Her experience traveling among Friends has provided an opportunity to hear how the Spirit is moving among us, and to reflect deeply on how our practices—our forms—both nurture and limit the life of the Spirit among us.

Posted in: August 2014, Features
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A Quaker Prayer Life

By David Johnson. Inner Light Books, 2013. 80 pages. $20/hardcover; $12.50/paperback. There are some books one can review, as it […]

Born into a Jewish family, Harvey Gillman has been a seeker for most of his life. As outreach secretary for British Quakers, he wrote A Light That Is Shining. Other works include, A Minority of One and Consider the Blackbird. He has led workshops and has lectured in many places in the Quaker world. Harvey is a member of Brighton Meeting in England.

Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, Quaker Book Reviews
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