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A Network of Love

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Lois Jordan is a lifelong Quaker who grew up in Rich Square Meeting in Indiana and graduated from Earlham College. When Rich Square closed, she and her husband, Carl (now deceased), became members of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting. She presently resides at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind., and is a member of West Richmond Meeting in Richmond, Ind. She is the author of Ramallah Teacher: The Life of Mildred White, Quaker Missionary, now out of print.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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What Once Was Can Be Again

Working on a shared vision of equality and a just peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Sandy Rea is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He has lived for three separate years in the Middle East and visited a number of other times. He serves as clerk of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Middle East Collaborative.


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A Loving Quaker Journey to BDS

A Friend struggles to find a position on the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions Movement.

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on Baltimore Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Committee and the D.C. Peace Team. She is also on the steering committee for the Quaker Palestine Israel Network.


Posted in: Features, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Trouble in the Tribe; We Will Not Be Silenced; On AntiSemitism

Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel By Dov Waxman. Princeton University Press, 2016. 316 pages. $29.95/Hardcover; $19.95/Paperback; $29.95/eBook. We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel鈥檚 Critics Edited by William I. Robinson and Maryam S. Griffin. AK Press, 2017. 222 pages. $19.95/Paperback; $19.95/eBook. On AntiSemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle [鈥

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and currently serves as the Manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he is the author of the Pendle Hill Pamphlet Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions? A Quaker Zionist Rethinks Palestinian Rights (reviewed in our October 2017 issue). He is also a regular contributor to Minds of the Movement, an ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance.


Posted in: March 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and the Holy Land
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Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions? A Quaker Zionist Rethinks Palestinian Rights

By Steve Chase. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 445), 2017. 30 pages. $7/pamphlet. Which side are you on? In the Israel鈥揚alestine struggle, this is often the first, main, and only question. A fierce battle for loyalties is being waged and emotions run high. For those who would stand with the oppressed, this choice of sides can [鈥

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


Posted in: Conscience, October 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine

By Alice Rothchild. Just World Books, 2017. 283 pages. $19.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. In Steve Feldman鈥檚 book Compartments, the well-known dermatologist chronicles how well-trained medical doctors in his profession can鈥檛 鈥渢hink outside the box鈥 they were trained in, often maintaining incorrect ideas and practices even when presented with clear evidence to the contrary. He then uses that [鈥

Max Carter is the recently retired William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College. In retirement, he and his wife, Jane, continue to lead annual service-learning trips to Palestine and Israel under the sponsorship of Friends United Meeting.


Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
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Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance

By Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby. Pluto Press, 2015. 211 pages. $28/paperback; $21.99/eBook. As a Quaker who believes in both the morality and the effectiveness of well-planned and committed nonviolent action for peace and justice, I found Popular Protest in Palestine very informative and very challenging, but also more than a little discouraging. Implicitly, the [鈥

Richard Taylor is a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and is active in the meeting鈥檚 task force on ending mass incarceration. Dick is also developing a website designed to encourage Christian preachers to avoid anti-Judaism in their sermons and in the church鈥檚 readings from the New Testament.


Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Gabby Hammons (center, with short hair) next to Congressman John Lewis during FCNL's Spring Lobby Weekend, 2016.

Lets Grow Together Interview with Gabby Hammons

Our Lets Grow Together interviews profile newcomers to Friends.

Trevor Johnson is the editorial fellow at Friends Journal through Quaker Voluntary Service鈥檚 second-year Alumni Fellows program. Do you know someone we should interview? Reach us at [email protected]鈥媐riendsjournal.鈥媜rg.


Posted in: August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Let's Grow Together
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Realizing Wholeness: Reflections from a Gay Palestinian Quaker

Our souls are able to hold all the various parts of who we are.

Sa鈥檈d Atshan is a visiting assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College. He is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, October 2015: Faithful Living
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Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East: A Memoir

By Ron Young. Resource Publications, 2014. 299 pages. $35/paperback; $9.99/eBook. I finished Ron Young鈥檚 Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East during the fiftieth anniversary of the march in Selma, Ala., the release of the Department of Justice鈥檚 critique of police work in Ferguson, Mo., and the Israeli elections that returned Benjamin Netanyahu [鈥

Max L. Carter is retiring this year as the William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College.


Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
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