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Quaker Bestsellers 2017

The top ten best-selling books from the 2017 FGC Gathering.

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Religious Responses to Violence: Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present

Edited by Alexander Wilde. University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. 498 pages. $49/paperback; $7/30-day eBook. During many years as a [鈥

Linda Rabben is the author of Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History. An associate research professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland, she attends Adelphi (Md.) Meeting.


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Letters to Dear John

Reading John Woolman鈥檚 autobiography made me curious about how I would respond to his gentle but challenging ministry for fellow [鈥

Marsha Green is a member of Chapel Hill (N.C.) Meeting and serves on the Board of Trustees for Carolina Friends School. She and her husband, Michael, serve as Couple Enrichment Leaders for Friends General Conference.


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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 [鈥

Richard Grossman, a member of Durango (Colo.) Meeting, has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Durango since 1976. He is clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness.


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Student Nonviolent Co枚rdinating Committee (SNCC) 50th Reunion in Raleigh, North Carolina

I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the 50th reunion of the Student Nonviolent Co枚rdinating Committee (SNCC) from April [鈥

David Hartsough, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, is the director of Peaceworkers and was a co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce. A graduate of Howard University, he participated in numerous lunch counter sit-ins in Maryland and Virginia in 1960.


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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 [鈥

Lindsey Fielder Cook is a U.S. Friend and a member of German Yearly Meeting. She currently lives in Bonn, Germany, and is married to a British citizen. Following university, she worked as an intern at Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and then as a teacher for Friends Girls School in Ramallah. This led to humanitarian work with various United Nations agencies in the West Bank, Gaza, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia. She now combines parenting with writing and consultancy work, and serves on the Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC-NY) as the FWCC Representative for Europe and the Middle East.


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Connecting with Darfur

People often hear of the troubles besetting the population of Darfur, in western Sudan, but feel no personal connection. Compound [鈥

David Morse, a member of Storrs (Conn.) Meeting, traveled to South Sudan in 2005 with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He is currently writing a book about Darfur. He can be reached at his website, http://鈥媤ww鈥.david鈥-morse鈥.com.


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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 [鈥

Tai Amri Spann-Wilson is studying for a Master of Divinity degree at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif., where he attends Strawberry Creek Meeting.


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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 [鈥

George L. Alexander, a retired psychiatrist, grew up as a Presbyterian in Arkansas. He first encountered Quakerism as an undergraduate at Yale in the 1940s. He attended Pittsburgh (Pa.) Meeting, where his family was active for nearly 40 years.


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Julien Davies Cornell: Gentle Quaker, Determined Litigator

In December 1994, the New York Times published an obituary titled 鈥淛ulien Cornell, 83, The Defense Lawyer in Ezra Pound [鈥

Charles F. Howlett is assistant professor of graduate education at Malloy College on Long Island, N.Y. He is the editor of the book The American Peace Movement, 1890鈥2000: The Emergence of a New Scholarly Discipline.


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