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Syrian children at a feeding station in Turkey administered by TIAFI (Team International Assistance for Integration).

Gota de Leche

The yellowing pages of 80鈥恲ear鈥恛ld AFSC relief pamphlets inspire a new sense of agency.

Camilla Meek lives in Durham, N.C., where she has attended Durham Meeting and Guilford College Meeting. She served as a director of communications for Guilford College. Meek has a BA degree in fine arts and an MBA in marketing.

Special thanks to Don Davis of the AFSC Archives.


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Edited by Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick鈥怭arks. Corwin, 2018. 472 pages. $27.95/paperback or eBook. Some years [鈥

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and lives at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She is passionate about ending racism with a current emphasis on criminal justice reform.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

By Jeanne Theoharis. Beacon Press, 2018. 288 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in Jan. 2019); $24.99/eBook. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [鈥

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns Committees.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith

By Karen Wright Marsh. IVP Books, 2017. 224 pages. $20/hardcover; $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed [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: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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God Sightings on the Hiking Trail

Reflection: Life is dark and life is full of light. 馃敀

Bernadette Kero is a retired nurse and has been a regular attendee at Klamath Falls Friends Church in Oregon for three years. She鈥檚 a member of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and enjoys volunteering at Friends Food Pantry and hiking.


Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Reflection
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Blessed Are the Artists

An intergenerational gathering of artists.

Maggie Nelson is a visual artist, youth worker, and attender of Portland (Maine) Meeting. She currently works as the interim Young Friends Coordinator for New England Yearly Meeting and was a long-time staff member at Friends Camp. She is called to work at the intersection of art and faith.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, Features
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Forum, June/July 2018

Letters from readers. 馃敀

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Family Is Family

I am adopted. Both my mom and my dad are white. Both of my sisters are also white. My brother [鈥

Abel Rupertus, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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The Art of Loving Yourself

鈥淚 love myself.鈥 I speak into the mirror, my voice cracks into a barely audible whisper, the embarrassment squeaking through [鈥

Frances Kelly, Grade 10, New Garden Friends School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Peacefulness in a Chaotic World

Peacefulness has been a common theme throughout my life and my journeys. My mother and father have been through so [鈥

Zein Mosarsaa, Grade 10, Westtown School


Posted in: Student Voice Project 2018, Student Voices Project, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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