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Watch Out for Flying Kids

Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community

By Cynthia Levinson. Peachtree Publishers, 2015. 216 pages. $22.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Messages in Quaker meetings are […]

Margaret Crompton (Britain Yearly Meeting) is a writer and lecturer whose publications include Pendle Hill pamphlet #419 Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Well-being (2012).

Posted in: May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality, Quaker Book Reviews
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In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine

By Nora Barrows‐Friedman. Just World Books, 2014. 274 pages. $20.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. My political education about Palestine began through my friends, […]

Hina Fathima worked as an editorial assistant at Friends Journal in 2014. She graduated in 2015 from Haverford College, where she studied political science. She is interested in journalism and currently lives and works in Philadelphia as a freelance photographer.

Posted in: Disability and Inclusion, March 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Viewpoint: Freeing the Oppressors

A response to the Wall Street Journal op‐ed headlined “Quakers: No Friends of Israel”

Gracia Fay Ellwood lives in Pasadena, Calif.

Posted in: January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Viewpoint
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This Age of Insecurity

Our quiet pause can counteract a collective obsession with fights and power.

Ron McDonald is a member of Memphis (Tenn.) Meeting, frequent writer for Friends Journal, pastoral counselor, musician, and storyteller.

Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
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New Year’s top five: The most popular articles of 2015

We’ve been sharing our most‐read articles of 2015 on Facebook and Twitter. Here is the full list. #5 Baltimore, the […]

Posted in: Online Features
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The Angel of Har Megiddo

By Mike King. Stochastic Press, 2014. 447 pages. $15.85/paperback; $5/eBook. British Quaker Mike King, who also wrote the non‐fiction Quakernomics, […]

Karie Firoozmand is the books editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2015 Books, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning, Uncategorized
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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

By Karen Armstrong. Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. 512 pages. $30/hardcover; $16.95/paperback; $14.99/eBook. The world is still recoiling from the Charlie […]

Douglas Bennett is president emeritus of Earlham College. He is a member of First Friends Richmond in the New Association of Friends, the group recently set off from Indiana Yearly Meeting. He lives in Maine and worships at Durham (Maine) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2015 Books, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists, Quaker Book Reviews
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Shabbat and First Day

A Quaker Jewish path along walls and borders, both physical and spiritual.

Deborah Mayaan attends Pima Meeting in Tucson, Ariz., where she is an energy work and flower essence practitioner. Her articles and essays have appeared in Spirituality & Health magazine, Arizona Daily StarArizona Jewish Post, Tucson LifestyleTucson Weekly, and other publications. Her website is deborahmayaan.com.

Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
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Yo! Are You Amish?

Driving down Philadelphia’s South Street a few years ago, I was asked by a person who had pulled up next […]

Max L. Carter, director of the Friends Center and campus ministry coordinator at Guilford College, is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C. A recorded Friends minister, he teaches courses at Guilford on Quaker history, testimonies, spirituality, and intentional community.

Posted in: Features
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Be Thou Perfect

Perfection is not a static state of self‐satisfaction. It not only permits growth, it requires growth. Did not Christ grow […]

Kirsten Backstrom, a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oregon, is a frequent contributor to Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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