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The times we find ourselves in are extremely serious.
Laura Magnani is director of AFSC’s Bay Area Healing Justice Program and has worked on criminal justice issues for over 35 years. She wrote America’s First Penitentiary: A 200 Year Old Failure and coauthored Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.
Posted in: AFSC Centennial, Features
By Keith Helmuth. Chapel Street Editions, 2015. 243 pages. $20/paperback. In the first chapter of Tracking Down Ecological Guidance, Keith Helmuth describes his experience of flying six miles above the Amazon on a moonlit night, and how what he saw—both the beauty and the destruction—has been forever imprinted in his mind and heart. This book […]
Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.
Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
Births, deaths, and marriages among Friends. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, […]
By Daniel L. Brunner, Jennifer L. Butler, and A. J. Swoboda. Baker Academic, 2014. 255 pages. $26.99/paperback or eBook. Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology has an excellent and inspiring foreword by Bill McKibben, and will be of particular interest to Friends since its authors are teachers of earthcare and religion at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, […]
Jim Kessler is a member of Grinnell Friends Church (FUM) in Grinnell, Iowa, and teaches environmental biology at Iowa Valley Community College–Grinnell. Jim speaks often to secular and faith-based groups about the importance of reintroducing native plantings into human-altered landscapes, and with his wife, Kathy, has restored native habitat on the 30 acres where they live.
Posted in: October 2015 Books, October 2015: Faithful Living, Quaker Book Reviews
60th Anniversary: Even in its first year, Friends Journal remembered the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ten years earlier. And, as might be expected, there was a lot written about the Vietnam War and opposition to it during the 1970s.
Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War
By Karen Armstrong. Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. 512 pages. $30/hardcover; $16.95/paperback; $14.99/eBook. The world is still recoiling from the Charlie Hebdo massacre and ensuing anti-Semitic violence in Paris as I write this review. President Obama has recently reminded us of the various slaughters occasioned by the Crusades. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is about to go on trial […]
Douglas Bennett is president emeritus of Earlham College. He is a member of First Friends Richmond in the New Association of Friends, the group recently set off from Indiana Yearly Meeting. He lives in Maine and worships at Durham (Maine) Meeting.
Posted in: June/July 2015 Books, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Quaker Book Reviews
From the 2013 FGC Gathering in Greeley, Colorado
Bayard Rustin’s spiritual depth has been widely overlooked and deserves to be brought back to our attention.
Newton Garver is a 1951 graduate of Swarthmore College, a member of Buffalo (N.Y.) Meeting, and President of the Bolivian Quaker Education Fund. He lives with his wife Anneliese in East Concord N.Y., where Bayard visited them a couple of times.
Posted in: Features
We had not heard from my Uncle Helmut in years: “lost in action,” we were told. Then one day in 1948 he showed up on our doorstep in Hamburg, looking haggard and lost. He had been in a prisoner of war camp in Siberia. I was 17 at the time; Helmut was about 24. . […]
Erika Muhlenberg is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Born in Hamburg, Germany, as a teenager she emigrated to the United States.
Posted in: Features