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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, 1890-2000: The Emergence of a New Scholarly Discipline.

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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 [鈥

Judith Fetterley, a member of Albany (N.Y.) Meeting, has retired from teaching American literature, writing, and feminist theory at SUNY Albany. Among her writings is The Resisting Reader: A Feminist Approach to American Fiction. She has chaired the board of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, served on the Steering Committee of the National Women's Studies Association, and now serves on the Steering Committee of Women Against War, a local peace activist organization. Since retiring she has started Perennial Wisdom, a small perennial garden business, and she is writing a book on gardening as a spiritual practice. She serves on the Witness Coordinating Committee of New York Yearly Meeting.

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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 [鈥

Margery Post Abbott is a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oreg. She is the author of several books and pamphlets about Quakerism and currently serves as clerk of Friends Committee on National Legislation.

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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 [鈥

Keith Helmuth is a member of New Brunswick Monthly Meeting (Canada). He currently lives in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Guantanamo Witness Relief

Few people were talking about Guantanamo when a group of Humboldt (Calif.) Meeting members began laboring over a response to [鈥

Fred Adler, Andrea Armin-Hoiland, Carol Cruickshank, Margaret Thomas Kelso, Richard Recklefs,, and Karin Salzmann are the members of the Humboldt (Calif.) Meeting Guantanamo Group.

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The Politics of Water: A Case in Brazil

The Cedar Reservoir of Quixad脿, Cear脿, is one of the most beautiful spots in Brazil. I sat there for hours [鈥

Nicholas Arons is a graduate of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. He carried out the research for this article while working in Brazil as a public health worker, as a Fulbright Scholar, and as a fellow in New York University Law School's Institute for International Law and Justice. He is the author of Waiting for Rain: The Politics and Poetry of Drought in Northeast Brazil.

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Friends Peacemaking in Burundi

It would be hard for people to kill each other when they have been laughing and crying together in such [鈥

David Zarembka is coordinator of African Great Lakes Initiative of Friends Peace Teams. A member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting, he is sojourning at St. Louis (Mo.) Meeting.

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Creating Policies that Promote a Healthy Global Society

As a legislative intern at Friends Committee on National Legislation working on legislative policies that address energy and the environment, [鈥

Marya Hillesland completed her second year as a legislative intern at Friends Committee on National Legislation in September and is now attending the School of International Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.

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Who Owns the Water?

Of all the world鈥檚 natural resources, few are as fundamental as water. Yet, according to Years of Fresh Water, a [鈥

Arnie Alpert is American Friends Service Committee's New Hampshire program coordinator. He is active in the Water Allies Network and has led delegations to Nicaragua for the past three years.

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Belonging

I sit on the steps of my son鈥檚 house in a small town in Nicaragua watching the world go by, [鈥

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

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