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Among Friends: All Land Is Holy Land

An introduction to our March issue on Quakers and the Holy Land.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Writing Opp: Quakers and the Holy Land

In March 2018 Friends Journal is publishing an issue on religion and politics in the Middle East. We could have gone with a more neutral description of the region than “Holy Land,” but we wanted to indicate that we were interested not only in the political struggles but also in the region’s unique and sometimes […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal. Email: [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions? A Quaker Zionist Rethinks Palestinian Rights

By Steve Chase. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 445), 2017. 30 pages. $7/pamphlet. Which side are you on? In the Israel–Palestine struggle, this is often the first, main, and only question. A fierce battle for loyalties is being waged and emotions run high. For those who would stand with the oppressed, this choice of sides can […]

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


Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Secret Chord

By Geraldine Brooks. Viking, 2015. 302 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $13.99/eBook. In Geraldine Brooks’s midrash of the story of King David, she dares to “confront the King” through her narrator Natan (Nathan), his trusted advisor, friend, and prophet. Her story follows closely the very brief scriptural references to King David’s life from boyhood to his death, […]

Joan Dyer Liversidge, a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting, has traveled among Friends and other people of faith to learn and grow in her own relationship with God. She finds stories of women, both biographical and fictional, a source of great inspiration.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2016, September 2016 Books
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Seeking Justice — Praying for Peace

And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying […]


Posted in: Features, March 2001
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Christmas Newsletter

As I sit down to write this Christmas [2000] newsletter, I cannot help but reflect on last Christmas, which I spent in Ramallah, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem. At the current time, Ramallah is sealed off by the Israeli military.… I hear the news, … but I know from my experience living in Ramallah for the past […]

Maia Carter, a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., is living in Amman, Jordan.


Posted in: Features, March 2001
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