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Bearing False Witness

Sometimes people aren’t who they seem.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass., in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Names and details have been altered for privacy.

Posted in: Features, February 2019
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An Encounter between Quaker Mysticism and Taoism in Everyday Life

By Cho‐Nyon Kim. James Backhouse Lectures, 2018. 38 pages. $14/pamphlet; $8/eBook. The slender, intriguing pamphlet An Encounter between Quaker Mysticism [
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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: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil‐Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep

By Mary DeMocker. New World Library, 2018. 360 pages. $16.95/paperback or eBook. Oh my gosh, what an incredible read this [
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Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She and her husband live in a solar-powered, net zero energy home in the woods. They are active in the Transition Town Movement in their community and with Friends in New England. She is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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From the 1932 edition of <i>The journal and essays of John Woolman, edited by Amelia M. Gummere. <a href="https://archive.org/details/journalessaysofj00wool/page/n7">Via Internet Archive</a>.

Learning from John Woolman, as a Christian Quaker

A passage from John Woolman’s Journal gives a Friend the language for describing her new sense of empowerment.

Helene Pollock has participated in all branches of Friends during her 40 years of association with Friends. Her primary Quaker community at this time is the extended worship community that meets in the Philadelphia area. She is the former director of Quaker Affairs at Haverford College.

Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
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Emma Membreno-Sorto sharing a statement at the March 14 press conference held at Albuquerque Meeting. Image from YouTube.

Provide Sanctuary

It is time for people of conscience to embrace the brothers and sisters among us.

Michael Resman lives in Rochester, Minn.

Posted in: Quakers and Christianity, Viewpoint
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The author's grandparents on the porch of their cabin in Kentucky.

Jesse Stuart’s The Thread That Runs So True

A ninth‐grade assigned reading foreshadows a vocation to teach.

Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. Since retiring in 2002 from teaching high school English, he can be found reading, writing, drawing, guitar-playing, community volunteering, bragging about his three sons, and entertaining five grandchildren.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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SELF‐ish: A Transgender Awakening

By Chloe Schwenke. Red Hen Press, 2018. 260 pages. $17.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. At Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Women’s Retreat two years ago, [
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Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, and works as assistant to the executive secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation. She has a master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Seeking Solid Ground in the Money Swamp

A Friends meeting looks beyond rainy days to build a better relationship with money.

Pamela Haines, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, delivered the keynote address at Intermountain Yearly Meeting in 2017 on “Money, Community, and Integrity.” Her Pendle Hill pamphlet, Money and Soul, was published this spring. She is active in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Eco-Justice Collaborative and Friends Economic Integrity Project.

Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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A Living Tension

Quaker values and money.

Jeffery W. Perkins is executive director of Friends Fiduciary Corporation, a Quaker nonprofit providing cost-effective, professional, socially responsible investment services to Quaker meetings, churches, and organizations. He serves on the board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and is a member of Chestnut Hill Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Features, Meetings and Money
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Money and Soul

By Pamela Haines. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 450), 2018. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Fretting about economics and money is not new [
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Diana Roose is a member of Oberlin (Ohio) Meeting and a Friend in Residence at Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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