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The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

By Helen Thorpe. Scribner, 2017. 396 pages. $28/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in September); $14.99/eBook. Imagine if you can that you are, […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He lives in Marlton, N.J., where he teaches middle school world history. He is currently at work on a young adult novel about the Holocaust in France.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Olga Zalokoski McAllister

McAllister—Olga Zalokoski McAllister, 98, on January 23, 2017, of natural causes. Olga was born on September 14, 1918, in Chester, […]


Posted in: Conscience, Milestones
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Falling Through the Cracks: The Children of Calais

Across the Channel from one of the wealthiest countries in the world, approximately 10,000 men, women, and children lived in […]

Kate McNally is a member of Belgium and Luxembourg Yearly Meeting and works as the Forced Migration Project coordinator for the Quaker Council for European Affairs (qcea.org).


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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

By Roxanne Dunbar‐Ortiz. Beacon Press, 2014. 296 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. This book is part of Beacon Press’s ReVisioning American History […]

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism. He previously worked for over 20 years as an attorney in the Indian Affairs Division of the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior.


Posted in: January 2017 Books, January 2017: Quakers in the Workplace
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Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times

By Soong‐Chan Rah. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 224 pages. $17/paperback; $13.99/eBook. From the heartland of North American Evangelical Christianity, Soong‐Chan Rah […]

Samuel Mahaffy and his family fellowship with Olympia (Wash.) Meeting. With his colleagues, Samuel facilitates a process for faith communities divided by conflict to find the Voice of Common Vision through sharing and integrating both voices of grief and celebration into a liturgy for restoration of broken relationships.


Posted in: 2016, June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews
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Hana in Spring

FJ Poetry: “Spring reminds her of her garden in Iraq…”

Christine E. Black lives in Charlottesville, Va.


Posted in: January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Poetry
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A Pacifist’s Defense of the Media

Journalistic integrity and speaking truth to media power. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To […]

Justin Leverett is a practicing Quaker with roots in Reform Judaism. He lives near Portland, Ore., working as a barista and blogging during free time. He is deeply informed by his time in Quaker Voluntary Service as a fellow in Atlanta, Ga., from 2012 to 2013. His passions include media, French language and culture, and music.


Posted in: Features, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture
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Practicing Deep Empathy

Mentoring Those Unlike Ourselves 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please […]

Leslie Madsen-Brooks is a history professor, digital humanist, and expatriate Californian currently living in Boise, Idaho. Her work explores how laypeople understand the past and “do history” in the digital age. Her teaching is deeply inflected by Quaker principles.


Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living
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Author chat with Raed Jarrar on living in Baghdad and discovering the AFSC

We’re still considered among the lucky ones. We lost our country, our friends, and many of our belongings, but we […]


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Finding a Third Way with Veterans

The August 2015 Viewpoint

Andy Henry lives in Newberg, Ore.


Posted in: August 2015: The Effects of War, Viewpoint
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