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Top Ten Quaker Bestsellers 2019
From the 2019 FGC Gathering at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
Letters to Dear John
Reading John Woolman’s autobiography made me curious about how I would respond to his gentle but challenging ministry for fellow…
The Vital Need for Family Planning and Abortion Services
I am proud to belong to a religion that honors diversity. This seems to be a constant in Quakerism. Our…
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) 50th Reunion in Raleigh, North Carolina
I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the 50th reunion of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from April…
Concerned about Israel and/or Palestine: Perhaps We Are Part of the Problem
In October 2008, I traveled to the West Bank on behalf of Friends World Committee for Consultation-Europe and Middle East…
Connecting with Darfur
People often hear of the troubles besetting the population of Darfur, in western Sudan, but feel no personal connection. Compound…
The Gift of the House of the Peaceable Kin-dom
In my youth I was a comic book geek. Occasionally one might hear me cheekily go off about their ability…
Separation of Church and State
The separation of church and state is currently the focus of much debate. The concept is increasingly challenged by religious…
Julien Davies Cornell: Gentle Quaker, Determined Litigator
In December 1994, the New York Times published an obituary titled "Julien Cornell, 83, The Defense Lawyer in Ezra Pound…
On Sexism as a Spiritual Disaster
I have been a feminist for 35 years. It has been, in effect, my religion. For me, feminism is a…
Whose DNA Is It Anyway?
What if your girlfriend asked you to take a DNA test before you got engaged? Or your employer wanted a…
Is Saving Seed a Human Right?
Quaker International Affairs Programme (QIAP) began its work in Ottawa by focusing on intellectual property rights and transnational trade. At…
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