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We Are Not John Woolman

The prophetic agitator is remembered and spoken of years later; the people that wanted them gone are forgotten today.

Gabbreell James is a lifelong Friend of color, active in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Undoing Racism Group and at her monthly meeting, Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia. She wants to help Friends be truly welcoming to all people.


Posted in: Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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All Teammates Deserve Respect

Five years ago, I tried out for a new hockey team. When I walked through the glass doors of the […]

William Reardon, Grade 8, Buckingham Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Remembering a Workcamp in Tennessee

A Friend recounts an AFSC workcamp in 1949.

George H. Kurz is a retired ophthalmologist who practiced in New Jersey and was a clinical professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also taught in Africa, Ecuador, the Philippines, and China. He and his wife, Elisabeth, live at Pennswood Village, a Quaker retirement community in Pennsylvania.


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Online Features
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Autumn in the Fields of Language

By Jeanne Lohmann. Fithian Press, 2016. 96 pages. $14/paperback. [Buy at QuakerBooks] This past summer I spent several very sweet […]

Michael S. Glaser is a professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 to 2009. Coeditor of The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, he offers poetry retreats at Kirkridge in Bangor, Pa. The next one will take place October 4–7.


Posted in: March 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Race and Anti-Racism
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The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game

By Nancy Churnin, illustrated by Jez Tuya. Albert Whitman & Company, 2016. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $6.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 5–8. […]

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.


Posted in: December 2016: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Giving and Philanthropy, Quaker Book Reviews
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Violent Video Games and Quaker Teens

How values are tested.

Greyson Acquaviva is a student at Howard Gardner School in Alexandria, Va. He likes playing basketball and soccer and is interested in filmmaking. He is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.).


Posted in: Features, Quakers and Social Media
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Pursuing Justice Requires Boldness

What do you really want when you invite a person of color to the table?

Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds is a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, the founding director of the Community Justice Project, and the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. She is a nationally recognized expert on issues of race, public policy, economic justice, and the criminal justice system.


Posted in: September 2016
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I Wish I Were a Quaker

A seeker with Quaker values struggles to find community in a local Friends meeting. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in […]

Kimberly Fuller lives in southern California, fulfilling her life’s calling as wife to Mike and mother to Thomas and Jake. When she isn’t busy being a mountain bike mom, she enjoys reading, knitting, walking, and spending countless hours in the kitchen making plant-based meals for her friends and family.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
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Guns and Pepper Spray

Teetering on the threshold of peace and self‐defense.

Seres Kyrie lives in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin with her family. She is a member of Madison (Wis.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, February 2016
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My Life as a Friend

A woodcarver leaves the Marines for a more peaceful life.

Philip C. Scott is a member of Valley Meeting in Wayne, Pa., and lives in Stowe, Vt., with his wife, Roberta. He is an outdoors person, but on rainy days he turns to art for entertainment. Woodcarving is his favorite form of intellectual play—that is what Albert Einstein called art.


Posted in: Features, November 2014: Books and Writing
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